PullRequest: user / creator

Hi all,

I am running gitea inside a self-hosted docker and wanted to integrate renovate for automated package updates.

So I followed the docs and created a new user renovate-bot and created for that new user a token via gitea api. I’ll then changed the renovate config accordingly.

So very time the renovate docker (which ist scheduled) runs - it will check the dependencies and creates PRs for package updates. That’s working quite well…

Next I wanted to have automerge of those PRs activated in case there is no conflict. SO I changed the renovate config inside the repo to refelect. ("automerge": true)

But that is not working - I think I drilled down to the issue. Renovate is checking if the newly created PR, if it is created from the bot - and it seems to be not.

So I checked that created PR via API and was wondering why the user of that PR is not renovate-bot but the owner of the repo:

  "id": 10,
  "url": "https://git.mydomain.net:443/owner/repo/pulls/22",
  "number": 22,
  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "login": "kimpenhaus",
    "full_name": "Marcus Kimpenhaus",
    "email": "some@email.de",
    "avatar_url": "https://git.mydomain.net:443/user/avatar/kimpenhaus/-1",
    "language": "",
    "is_admin": false,
    "last_login": "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z",
    "created": "2018-03-14T14:58:54Z",
    "restricted": false,
    "active": false,
    "prohibit_login": false,
    "location": "",
    "website": "",
    "description": "",
    "visibility": "public",
    "followers_count": 0,
    "following_count": 0,
    "starred_repos_count": 0,
    "username": "kimpenhaus"
  "title": "Update dependency Flask-WTF to v0.15.1",
  "body": "This PR contains the following updates:\n\n| Package | Update | Change |\n|---|---|---|\n| [Flask-WTF](https://github.com/wtforms/flask-wtf) | patch | `==0.15.0` -> `==0.15.1` |\n\n:warning: Release Notes retrieval for this PR were skipped because no github.com credentials were available.\nIf you are self-hosted, please see [this instruction](https://github.com/renovatebot/renovate/blob/master/docs/usage/examples/self-hosting.md#githubcom-token-for-release-notes).\n\n---\n\n### Configuration\n\n📅 **Schedule**: At any time (no schedule defined).\n\n🚦 **Automerge**: Enabled.\n\n♻ **Rebasing**: Whenever PR becomes conflicted, or you tick the rebase/retry checkbox.\n\n🔕 **Ignore**: Close this PR and you won't be reminded about this update again.\n\n---\n\n - [ ] <!-- rebase-check -->If you want to rebase/retry this PR, check this box.\n\n---\n\nThis PR has been generated by [Renovate Bot](https://github.com/renovatebot/renovate).",
  "labels": [
      "id": 30,
      "name": "dependencies",
      "color": "fbca04",
      "description": "",
      "url": ""

So I am pretty helpless in what causes this - why does it look like that the PR is created from user kimpenhaus and not renovate-bot even if renovate-bot did the commit and should have created the PR.

What am I missing - didi I screwed up the config? Any can help me with that dilemma?

Thanks a lot :pray: If I could provide any furhter information, please let me know - I will happily do!

PS:: I wanted to provide more links and pics … but as new user I am restricted to 2 links and 1 media file… sorry!

Could it be that the auth (either app token, or basic auth) that renovate has belongs to your user rather than the newly created bot user? (This is just a guess as I haven’t used renovate on a gitea instance before).