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SU for Bitbucket

Following on the theme, SU is now available for Bitbucket. 

What is SU

SU is an administration tool to allow administrators to Switch User to other users, to effectively take on their identify, by clicking on a SU link in the User Browser.

What Are the Benefits

SU gives you, as the admin, the ability to know that your security configurations are valid, that your users can do what you expect, and not more.  If problems occur, you are able to see the problem by experiencing it, and after fixing the problem you can verify it, meaning you fix the users problem on the first interaction, and you become Awesome in the eyes of your users!


No manual configuration is required in SU for Stash, the SU link is dynamically injected, just go to the user browser to see the link:


Once you have SU'd to the user required, a new top level menu option will appear giving you the ability to drop back to your admin persona, its available only for 5minutes as a security precaution.

SU Logging

You can enable more detailed logging with BBSU 2.0.3 and the following modification to BB_INSTALL/app/WEB-INF/classes/logback.xml (tested with BB 5.14.1).  The logfile su-audit.log will be in BB_HOME/log/audit.

<appender name="su.auditlog" class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.RollingFileAppender"> <encoder> <charset>UTF-8</charset> <pattern>${log.format}</pattern> </encoder> <file>${log.dir}/audit/su-audit.log</file> <rollingPolicy class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.SizeAndTimeBasedRollingPolicy"> <fileNamePattern>${log.dir}/audit/su-audit-%d.%i.log.gz</fileNamePattern> <maxFileSize>25MB</maxFileSize> <maxHistory>100</maxHistory> </rollingPolicy> </appender> <logger name="" level="INFO"> <appender-ref ref="su.auditlog" /> </logger>

Example log output:

2018-10-08 15:36:38,073 INFO [http-nio-7990-exec-4] admin @5R4103x936x23x0 3xok4l 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 "GET /plugins/servlet/bbsu/su HTTP/1.1" SU Complete, From [user=admin, name=admin] To [user=testuser, name=test user full name] ... 2018-10-08 15:37:13,889 INFO [http-nio-7990-exec-2] testuser @5R4103x937x27x0 3xok4l 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 "GET /plugins/servlet/bbsu/suexit HTTP/1.1" SU EXIT Complete, From [user=testuser, name=test user full name] BackTo [user=admin, name=admin]

SU Auditing

The SU Audit Log is available from the SUPPORT Stash Administration menu section.  The history is checked for flushing every time SU occurs.



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