Github commits all being credited to one user

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Alex Suraci

15 Apr, 2008 10:01 PM

I'm running a git repository on Github, and whenever someone else makes a commit it still says I did it on my Lighthouse project.

Case in point (Oddly enough, when you click it it correctly shows "brucep", but I don't think it links to their account or anything.) The commit

I'm assuming this is because I generated the API key Github's using under that account. I tried to create a "Repository" user, invite them to the project, and then generate an API key from them, but unfortunately it seems only the project/account owner can generate keys.

Is there any solution/remedy for this problem? I don't really like having it credit me for other peoples' commits.

  1. 1 Posted by Rick on 15 Apr, 2008 10:19 PM

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    That's an issue with Github really, they need to keep user-specific keys for repositories for it to work as expected. You should be able to generate a token for a generic 'repository' user as long as they're a project member of the account.

  2. 2 Posted by Alex Suraci on 15 Apr, 2008 10:42 PM

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    Figured out why I couldn't generate an API token for the "Repository" user before - I had only given the user access to the project, not the entire account. Works now, that's good enough of a solution for me. Thanks!

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