I own the administrator account of a Bitnami Redmine that I installed, but I usually work using a regular user account (Unix rule of not using root). Unfortunately I made the unforgivable mistake of creating a regular issue using the Admin account. For “correctness” sake I tried, and searched if I could modify the creator… (talk about non-repudiation…)
Nope, no default method, or requires a plugin. I don’t intend to do this regularly, so I don’t really need a plugin. I decided to mess with the database directly and see if it was easy to understand the schema. Turns out it was too straightforward.
- The mysql root password is the same password as the Redmine admin.
- I am using a Bitnami Redmine 3.1.0-0 instance, you may need to use “SHOW DATABASES;” to figure out which database.
- In the process I used “SHOW TABLES;” and “DESC issues;” to probe the schema. I am just showing the final necessary commands to run.
- You can get the issue ID by looking at the URL when the issue is displayed in your browser.
- You can mouseover the desired user in the browser to peek at the user’s ID to be used as the author_id.
> ./mysql -u root -p
mysql> USE bitnami_redmine;
mysql> UPDATE issues SET author_id=3 WHERE id=59;
Refresh your browser.