Redmine configuration tips¶
- Redmine configuration tips
This page regroup some tips and tricks for Redmine configuration. We release them publicly hoping that they can be useful to others.
Setup post commit hooks¶
Redmine only update its revisions database when somebody goes on the repository tab. The solution is to add a post-commit script that will update the DB automatically. This needs an API key generated in Redmine's admin GUI. See Sync redmin DB from SVN. Here is a simple script to make a generic post-commit hook for all your Redmine's projects.
aptitude install curl vi /var/lib/svn/post-commit -> REPOS=`$1` PROJECT=`basename $REPOS` curl `http://newredmineserver:3000/sys/fetch_changesets?id=$PROJECT&key=YOURKEY` > /dev/null ln -s /var/lib/svn/post-commit project1/hooks/ ln -s /var/lib/svn/post-commit server/hooks/ ...
LDAP authentication in Redmine¶
In Redmine Administration -> LDAP Authentication -> New authentication mode¶
Name = LDAP server Host = ldapserverip Port = 389 LDAPS = no Account = cn=admin,dc=mondomain,dc=com Password = secret Base DN = dc=mondomain,dc=com On-the-fly user creation = yes Attributes Login = uid Firstname = givenName Lastname = sN Email = mail
Change all users to use LDAP authentication¶
sqlite3 /var/lib/dbconfig-common/sqlite3/redmine/instances/default/redmine_default -> update users set auth_source_id = 1 where status = 1;
You can then create new users directly in LDAP and they will automatically be created in Redmine at their first login. Please adapt your attributes settings to reflect your LDAP scheme or you will end up with incorrect data in your newly created Redmine users.
Patch redmine to increase the 30 characters limit on logins¶
See `this ticket`:http://www.redmine.org/issues/2719 for details
If you want to use email addresses (or LDAP DNs) for logins you might want to apply this patch :
cd /usr/share/redmine wget http://www.redmine.org/attachments/download/1642/0001-Fixes-2719.patch patch -p1 < 0001-Fixes-2719.patch rake db:migrate:plugins RAILS_ENV=development rake db:migrate:plugins RAILS_ENV=production