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The non-default group "Developers" gets permission for any repository

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September 4, 2023


I have been playing with the groups and their permissions, and I found unexpected behaviours as below:

First, after I created a new group, "group_A", and set it as a default, new members get the group permission of "Developers", not "group_A" automatically.

Second, if a user, who's a member of "group_A (default)" and "group_B" but "Developers", and creates a repository, its repository gives permissions to the group of "group_A" and "Developers" but "group_B".


Does anyone face similar situations like this?






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Patrik S
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September 5, 2023

Hello @ymyung and thank you for reaching out to Community!

From your description, I suspect that the "Automatically assign new repository permissions" is enabled in the Developers groups, which will make that group to be added automatically to any newly created repository.

To check for these settings you can navigate to Workspace Settings > User groups > select the Developers group and click on the Edit button. A page similar to the one below should be shown : 

Screenshot 2023-09-05 at 4.49.16 PM.png

In the example above, the Developer group will be automatically given Write permission to any new repository created in the workspace. If you don't want this to happen, you can click on the dropdown and select the option None.

The same setting might be enabled for the other groups you mentioned, so I would recommend checking how that option is configured for the other groups.

It's important to note as well that any group with the option "Can administer all workspace and repository setting" checked is considered admin of the workspace and will inherit admin permission to any existing or new repository created in the workspace.

Hope that helps to clarify your questions :)

Thank you, @ymyung !

Patrik S

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