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This page explains the roles and status classifications in Crucible.



The author is the person primarily responsible for acting on the outcomes of the review. In the vast majority of cases the author will be the person who made the code change under review.


The creator is the person who creates the review. In most cases this person will also act as moderator. The moderator is the person responsible for creating the review, approving the review, determining when reviewing is finished, summarizing the outcomes and closing the review. By default, the moderator is the creator. See also author, the person whose changes to the code are to be reviewed.


A reviewer is a person assigned to review the change. Reviewers can make comments and indicate when they have completed their review. The moderator and author are implicitly considered to be participants of the review, but are not reviewers.

A Crucible admin can specify default reviewers, who are added automatically to all reviews in a project, and can also restrict participation in a project's reviews to just allowed users. See Editing a project.


A user is a person using Crucible.

Status classifications


Draft Reviews are not yet completed or released to the reviewers.

Under Review

Reviews Under Review are either waiting for attention by reviewers or waiting to be summarized.


Summarized reviews are past the reviewing phase. The moderator can still add conclusions or comments.


Closed reviews are complete.


Abandoned reviews are 'in the trash'. Reviews must be Abandoned before they can be deleted.

See also the Glossary of terms used in Crucible.

Last modified on Oct 23, 2014

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