How to configure default repository access permissions for all or many repositories

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If all repositories need to switch to the global default permissions, it can take a very long time to manually change that through the UI. An alternative would be to edit the $FISHEYE_INST/config.xml file.


Manually modifying security use-defaults="false" to  true in the $FISHEYE_INST/config.xml will have the same effect. You will have to change this line for every repository entry you would like to use the global defaults.

<security use-defaults="true" allow-anon="false" allow-logged-in="false"/>


  1. Stop Fisheye
  2. Backup the config.xml
  3. Change security use-defaults="false" to true for each repository entry.
  4. Start Fisheye and verify that all the repositories have the settings you are looking for.

Note, if this property does not exist the repository will be set to false.  


Last modified on Jul 31, 2018

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