Setting repository connections using REST API

I'm try to add read permissions to forked repositories so that team members can access each others commits.

I have a powershell script that looks roughly like this:


[Parameter(Mandatory=${true})][string]$gitUser = "jdoe",
[Parameter(Mandatory=${false})][string]$gitPrj = "DEMO"

$headers = @{}
$headers.Add('Authorization','Basic 123abc456def')

$repos = @("repo1","repo2","repo3","repo4","repo5")

foreach ($repo in $repos) {
   $uri = "http://$gitHost/rest/api/1.0/projects/~$gitUser/repos/$repo/permissions/groups?permission=REPO_READ&name=R_STAS_$gitPrj_dev"
   $response = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -Headers $headers -Method "POST"


This works nicely for the first two repos, but the third (and subsequent) API call fail with a timeout:

System.Net.WebException: The operation has timed out.
at Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WebRequestPSCmdlet.GetResponse(WebRequest request)
at Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WebRequestPSCmdlet.ProcessRecord()

The order of the repositories doesn't matter so breaking the script up in chunks that does 2 repos and then calling all the two-repo scripts does in fact work.


Stash support is unable to help sad

Has anybody tried something similar?





1 answer


Adaptavist just released a new Add-on to the Marketplace called ScriptRunner for Stash. I'm replying here since I can't answer your question directly but this Add-on may be an easier workaround for updating Stash repository permissions in bulk.

There is a section in the documentation that outlines how to get started with a permission script provided:

Also, there is functionality that can set default permissions for each new repository that gets created in the future and is covered in the documentation here:

Finally, there is a video available that goes through this on our Youtube channel:

I hope that helps, if so - could you please mark this as an answer?



Mark McCormack

Adaptavist ScriptRunner for Stash - Product Owner.

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