The settings area is where the global configuration of SCM-Manager happens. Many SCM-Manager plugins that need some kind of configuration get an area in the settings. This makes it maximally configurable if required.
The field "Realm Description" is used to set the authentication realm for logins with basic authentication.
SCM-Manager groups repositories by namespaces. This grouping can be based on different strategies:
- Username: The username of the user that creates the repository is used.
- Current year: The current year is used.
- Repository type: The type (Git, HG, SVN) is used.
- Custom: The namespace can be freely set when creating the repository.
The login screen of SCM-Manager shows helpful plugins and features. If you want to show your own information in the login screen, you can change the URL here.
Activate this option to make attacks using cross site scripting (XSS / XSRF) on SCM-Manager more difficult. This feature is still in an experimental state.
A plugin center can be used to conveniently manage plugins. If you want to use a plugin center that is not the default one, you only have to change this URL. If SCM-Manager is operated as part of a Cloudogu EcoSystem, the plugin center URL can be changed in the etcd.
In SCM-Manager 2 the access for anonymous access is realized by using an "_anonymous" user. When the feature is activated, a new user with the name "_anonymous" is created. This user can be authorized just like any other user. This user is used for access to SCM-Manager without login credentials (this does not apply to access via web UI).
Example: If anonymous access is enabled and the "_anonymous" user has full access on a certain Git repository, everybody can access this repository via command line and the classic Git commands without any login credentials. Access via SSH is not supported at this time.
It can be configured how many failed login attempts a user can have before the account gets disabled. The counter for failed login attempts is reset after a successful login. This feature can be deactivated by setting the value "-1".
If the deactivation of accounts after too many unsuccessful login attempts is activated. This timeout can be used to set for how long accounts will be disabled.
The base URL represents the URL that a SCM-Manager instance is available at. The checkbox "Force Base URL" can be used to force redirects to the base URL. If activated, access to this application through different URLs are redirected to the base URL.
Example: The base URL is www.scm.manager.com/scm but there is a second URL www.scm-manager.io/scm. Both URLs point to the same SCM-Manager instance. If the redirect to the base URL is forced, access via www.scm-manager.io/scm is redirected directly to www.scm-manager.com/scm.
Warning: If the base URL is set to a faulty value and "Force Base URL" is activated, the SCM-Manager instance is no longer accessible.
If the SCM-Manager instance is behind a proxy server, the connection can be configured here.
The global settings for the source code management tool "Mercurial", hg for short, can be configured here.
The global settings for the source code management tool "Git", can be configured here.
The global settings for the source code management tool "Subversion", svn for short, can be configured here.