LDAP commit appears from username at pcname.domain.com

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Radi A.

30 Apr, 2015 06:47 AM

Why does a commit from an LDAP user appear as "username at pcname.domain.com" instead of "username at domain.com"?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 01 May, 2015 07:54 PM

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    This is likely due to the fact that the commiter's local Mercurial
    configuration is missing an important parameter (
    http://stackoverflow.com/a/1401819 ), which forces Mercurial to use the
    FQDN as the domain part of the committer's email address.

  2. 2 Posted by Radi A. on 17 May, 2015 06:55 AM

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    I'm not that big in the details of Mercurial so I will ask the question.

    Is it possible to have anything in the mercurial username, like "CodeMonkey", but when you pull/commit to get a login prompt that asks you for AD credentials, and you type "[email blocked]"?

    If not, it sounds like we need to instruct developers to not just use any username on their local Mercurial config, but use their real AD account.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 26 May, 2015 08:40 PM

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    That's exactly what happens when pushing to HgLab. It requires a "pusher"
    to authenticate with whatever credentials are configured for a particular
    HgLab instance. In your case that would be domain login and password.

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