As a System Admin, I'm trying to migrate many user's accounts which currently have forks of upstream repository, how would I go about doing that via the API.
I looked for a way to do it with the fork create request, and didn't see a way to masquerade as user option.
I was hoping to do this using the Rest API, but this is exactly what I had in mind.
I'm looking to migrate a rather large userbase with quite a few Repos & quite a few Forks per Repo (from github) and I'd like to keep the structure intact. That means as far as I can tell, using the Forking creation api, you can only do it either to the user's default, or a project using a KEY.
My plan of attack was what I listed above, but if I have to go to the Java Plugin route, that would be okay whilst slower as I can write Java as well.
What do you think Charles, is there a better way to go about it?
Thanks for the details.
I think to create the forks themselves you're going to have to use a custom Java pluin just to create the forks. So my advice would be to import the parent repositories (either as a script/REST or Java), and then write a simple plugin that does the forking in Java. You could even just expose 'forkAsUser' as a REST endpoint and then control the rest from a script. Obviously make sure you turn that plugin off when you're done.
Let me know if you get stuck with the plugin. Also, if you can, please post any details/code on your migration as I'm sure others will find it useful. :)
Cool, yea I'm going down that path, I think I have eclipse configured and the sdk installed correctly.
Was checking into the tutorials, to get a feel for coding a plugin.
You feel like sending some links that would relevant to building this project to give me a shove in the right direction?
I'm always a fan of examples over tutorials:
There's obviously our dev docs as well:
Good luck. :)
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