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An author is any person who contributes to a build by checking-in code to a repository that is associated with a Bamboo plan. Bamboo extracts the author name from the code repository; an author need not be a Bamboo user.

Bamboo allows you to associate an author with a user. Association is with either the username or email address, and can be automatically or manually configured. This is useful for identifying who has made a particular commit, providing system notifications and apportioning blame. Author association also allows a user to quickly identify their commits on the MyBamboo tab.

To manage Bamboo authors

  1. Click the  icon in the Bamboo header and choose  Overview.


  2. Select Authors from the side panel. the Manage Authors screen will display:
  3. On the 'Manage Authors' page you can perform any of the following actions:

Search for author
Search for a particular author using their repository author name

Search for user
Search for a particular author by their linked user name to see their author association

Link user
Link an author with their Bamboo user

Unlink user
Unlink an author from their Bamboo user

 Unlink all authors
Remove all existing author and user associations

Auto-link unlinked authors
Automatically associate any unlinked authors with a Bamboo user based on their Bamboo username or Email address

To associate an author with a user

  1. From the Manage Authors screen, use the search tool to locate the author in question
  2. Select the unlinked author and click Link with user
  3. Enter the user's name in the field, or use the drop down menu to select a user:
  4. Click Add

Note: You can link more than one author name to a Bamboo user name.

To disassociate an author with a user

  1. From the Manage Authors screen, use the search tool to locate the author or username in question
  2. Click Unlink user
Last modified on Jul 20, 2017

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