What are the username and the password in the default installation?

Username: scmadmin

Password: scmadmin

Where does SCM-Manager store its configuration, log files and the repositories?

SCM-Manager stores the complete data in a directory called .scm (the SCM-Manager home directory). This directory is located in the home directory of the user which is the owner of the process.

How can I change the SCM-Manager home directory?

You could change the SCM-Manager home directory in a few ways:

  • Edit the scm.properties (WEB-INF/classes) file and add the path to your folder f.e. scm.home=/var/scm
  • Set an environment variable SCM_HOME with the path of your directory
  • Start your application server with a java property called scm.home f.e. -Dscm.home=/var/scm

Can I create a directory structure for scm-manager repositories?

Yes, since version 1.9 you can create directory structures. You can just use a "/" in the name of the repository to create the structure. For example the repositories Project/module-1, Project/module-2 and OtherProject/module-1 will result in the following structure.

+ Project
| - module-1
| - module-2
+ OtherProject
| - module-1

For more information have a look at https://bitbucket.org/sdorra/scm-manager/issue/47/support-for-directory-structure.

After creation of a new public repository I am trying to clone it anonymously, but I got request of user and password. What am I doing wrong?

You have to enabled "Allow Anonymous Access" at Config->General.

Where does SCM-Manager stores it log files?

SCM-Manager stores the log files in a directory called "logs" which is located in the home directory (see question "Where does SCM-Manager store its configuration, log files and the repositories?").

How do I enable trace logging?

Edit scm-server/conf/logging.xml change the line from:

<logger name="sonia.scm" level="INFO" />


<logger name="sonia.scm" level="TRACE" />

If you are using the war version with an application server such as tomcat, you have to edit the logback.xml in WEB-INF/classes.

How do I install plugins?

Select Config->Plugins. This is supposed to show you a list of all available plugins to install. It is not a place to configure existing plugins. Install Package does not take you to the install screen... If you only see the installed plugins, see the next question.

Why don't I see any installable plugins on the plugin tab?

Is the SCM-Manager server behind a proxy server? Then you have to configure your proxyserver at Config->General.


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