I'm aware that assignees are the effective SonarQube uses that I've created on the platform, but authors come from SCM commit data. The question I need to solve comes from the fact that I'm seeing several strange authors in the list, even some with computer (user@myComputer) names in them, which don't seem to resemble actual SCM users/credentials.


  1. Where does author data actually comes from?
  2. How can I see actual correlation data for SonarQube assignees vs authors
  3. Is there some way to force non-automatically assigned issues to someone with extra rules or alike?

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So here are your answers :

  1. Author is coming from the SCM data. According to your "strange" authors, I suspect you are using git and anyone can configure his account with any name (https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-First-Time-Git-Setup)
  2. In order to correlate the assignees (SonarQube user) and the author (SCM account), as an administrator you can add SCM accounts in Administration > Security > Users : SCM Accounts
  3. You can set a default assignee when there is no match with current assignees in Administration > Configuration > General : Default assignee
  • Superb answer, we've already checked our Eclipse configs for #1 and there were some "anomalies" indeed ;)
    – gvasquez
    Oct 24, 2017 at 17:37
  • #2 will definitely take some more time and, I guess we won't be using #3. Thanks a lot!
    – gvasquez
    Oct 24, 2017 at 17:38

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