On the Bitbucket Commits page, the Author column, some users are their full name with a link to their profile page, but some users are just a username with no link. It looks like some commits aren't be associated with their user account.
Possibly related, I've noticed on our Awesome Graphs, Contributors tag, there are multiple entries for some users. The "main" user has full name, correct email, link to profile, but some are different (using local IPs or hostnames). For example: John Smith (email@example.com), but also jsmith (firstname.lastname@example.org, and jsmith (jsmith@JSMITH-LT).
If it's relevant, we're using JIRA for our user management/directory and Eclipse to commit code.
Yeah I think you answered your own question a bit. :) The committers in Git can be any string. Bitbucket attempts to link the committer to a user with matching email address. If there isn't one, it remains unlinked. You should try to get committers to configure their information to match their Bitbucket user. To fix historical mismatches, I'd suggest looking into using Git mailmap to map those other committer email addresses back to the main one. Bitbucket will respect the configuration you use there.
As a project manager, I have discovered that different developers want to bring their previous branching method with them when they join the team. Some developers are used to performing individual wo...
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