User account for migrating Bugzilla issues to GitLab


I've spent the weekend hacking on Alberto's Bugzilla-to-GitLab migration script and I've made some nice improvements in the readability/friendliness of the automatically generated issues, in my opinion. With everything in this merge request [1] I've got it in a state where I'm happy to start migrating issues for GJS from Bugzilla to GitLab.

I also have a couple of GJS-specific changes which are here [2] in case anyone else is interested in copying them.

One thing I'd like to check before I do that is whether it would be possible to do the migration logged in as a "bugzilla-migration" user on GitLab, for which I've opened an issue [3]. It would be a nice bonus to not have myself auto-subscribed to every issue that is migrated :-) It seems like it should be possible for a GitLab admin to create this account and, for example, give out a time-limited access token to a maintainer who wanted to run the migration script.

If the bugzilla-migration user had admin permissions, it looks like the script could even post comments as the user who originally made the comment on Bugzilla, if that GitLab user exists. (On the other hand, it seems risky to hand out access tokens, even time-limited ones, to an admin account.)

Any GitLab gurus have thoughts on this?

Here are some examples of what the tool's output now looks like, on the GitLab test instance:
The full list is here [4].

Philip C


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