It would appear that Stash does not use the email address associated with the Stash user account when SSH keys are used to access repositories. We were performing an audit and were surprised to see logs stating that commits had been made by a user with a gmail account. We are using Active Directory as a User Directory and there are no gmail accounts in our farm. We did some digging and found that the employee with the gmail account was using SSH to access the repository.
Is there a way to force Stash to use the email address from the user directory and not the email address that a user has set on their local system?
I assume you mean the dev had his author email set to email@example.com. This isn't something Stash has control over, especially since changing that email affects the commit hash. We'd have to rewrite history to make the change, and that's not something you want your Git hosting server to do.
Your options are to either add a pre-commit hook that rejects commits that don't match your requirements (e.g. disallow @gmail author emails) which can prevent this problem in the future, or you can use the built-in Git .mailmap feature to "map" commits from his @gmail.com address to whatever email you'd prefer to see. This will "fix" any past mistakes. Stash will also respect the contents of your .mailmap file in our UI. You can read more about the .mailmap file here (under "Mapping authors").
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