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From Andrew Purtell <andrew.purt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Adding JIRA contributors
Date Fri, 27 May 2016 17:35:59 GMT
Infra has mentioned in response to inquiries on infrastructure@ that they're looking at an
LDAP based solution. I don't have a pointer to a JIRA discussion. 

> On May 27, 2016, at 9:50 AM, Gary Helmling <ghelmling@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the tip.  I had tried the copy/paste but was still getting
> tricked by the error message.  Clicking through that and going to "Update"
> worked.
> I'm guessing that for the contributor list and user info JIRA is using it's
> own user db.  It seems kind of like wasted effort to have each project
> duplicating the management of "non-spammer" validation by adding to a
> contributor group.  I'm wondering if that could be handled through a shared
> group across all projects instead.  Or alternately of course doing the spam
> filtering a different way.
> Anyone have a pointer to a JIRA where the long term spam solution is being
> discussed?
>> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 9:07 AM Sean Busbey <busbey@apache.org> wrote:
>> Yes. If you paste in the full JIRA username  you'll get the "can't contact
>> server" message, but it will just be from the autocomplete. If you close it
>> and submit anyways, the user will be added.
>> Using the rest API to add folks also works, but it's obviously more
>> overhead.
>>> On May 27, 2016 07:43, "Stack" <stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM, Andrew Purtell <
>> andrew.purtell@gmail.com
>>> wrote:
>>>> This is a known problem.
>>>> We solved this before by adding the 'jira-users' group to the
>> Contributor
>>>> role. However I had to recently remove it because it allows the
>> spammers
>>>> attacking Apache's JIRA to open issues with any new user they've signed
>>> up
>>>> for the purpose.
>>>> Infrastructure is working on a long term solution for the problem we
>> are
>>>> having with spam attack on our JIRA instance. I don't have an ETA.
>>>> One thing we can try is removing folks from the current Contributors
>> list
>>>> who haven't been active for a while to make room for new entries.
>>> I have been doing the above.
>>> Adding the user's JIRA name seems to work though JIRA says it does not
>>> (trick from Busbey).
>>> St.Ack
>>>>> On May 26, 2016, at 10:48 PM, Gary Helmling <ghelmling@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> I can't seem to add new contributors to JIRA.  Going to the admin
>> page
>>>> and
>>>>> editing the members of the contributors role, JIRA just displays the
>>>>> message "The JIRA server could not be contacted".  This shows up for
>>>>> type-ahead or just trying to paste in the username.
>>>>> Is anyone else able to make this work?

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