Tuleap 9.x

Tuleap 9.19

Redeployment of the NGINX configuration

This version comes with some changes in the NGINX configuration, so the configuration files needs to be deployed again. Be sure to follow the update guide: Upgrade to a newer version.

Custom headers in NGINX

If you have set some custom headers in nginx configuration for the Internet Explorer in compatibility mode, you have to delete them from these configuration files. This header is now provided by default by Tuleap.

You have to remove all the instructions add_header X-UA-Compatible IE=Edge; located in /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf files.

Tuleap 9.17

End of support of PHP 5.3


Tuleap does not support PHP 5.3 anymore. If you have not migrated yet, it is now mandatory otherwise your Tuleap instance will stop working.

Tuleap now comes with php 5.6 (from Software Collections) and nginx packages by default. All new installations defaults to this setup.

You can switch to PHP 5.6 by using:


This will configure nginx as the new entry point for all HTTP (port 80) and HTTPS (port 443). Your exiting apache will be updated to listen to :8080 and only locally (loopback, for subversion and mailman.

Everything is described in PHP 5.6 on Centos 6

Also, if you use ForumML and have not yet updated the mailman configuration, you need to do it now, in /etc/mailman/mm_cfg.py add the following parameters at the end:

PUBLIC_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER = 'sudo -u codendiadm /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/forumml/bin/mail2dbng.php %(listname)s ;'
PRIVATE_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER = 'sudo -u codendiadm /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/forumml/bin/mail2dbng.php %(listname)s ;'

Then restart mailman:

$> service mailman restart

New cookies protections

To protect users, new cookies protection have been implemented. To make these protections as effective as possible you should make sure the setting sys_https_host is not left empty in your local.inc if your Tuleap instance is reachable over HTTPS.

Update default TLS configuration

With this release we have updated the default TLS nginx configuration we provide by default with Tuleap. This change ensure the safest encryption settings will be used between browsers and your Tuleap instance.

All new instances of Tuleap will use this configuration by default but if you already have an installation, your configuration will be left untouched.

We encourage you to update it. To do it, replace the lines ssl_protocols and ssl_ciphers in /etc/nginx/conf.d/tuleap.conf:

# modern configuration. tweak to your needs.
ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;


If you use the webdav plugin with Windows 7 clients, you need to check if the support of the TLSv1.2 protocol is enabled on your clients before updating the configuration. If you update the TLS configuration and your Windows clients does not support TLSv1.2 they won’t able to connect anymore. If you have the possibility on your infrastructure you should enable the support of TLSv1.2 on your clients, else if that is not something possible you should not update the TLS configuration.

Backend email notifications

In order to simplify Tuleap stack, the queue management for email notification that was based in 9.17 on RabbitMQ as been changed to rely on Redis instead. If you already have a Redis server installed and configured the change will be transparent.

Otherwise you will need to setup a Redis server, checkout backend workers guide.

If do not use the backend email notifications, you can safely ignore this step while upgrading.

New LDAP parameters

Those new parameters are optional, if you don’t need them, no need to define the variables.

Better nested groups

LDAP group configuration was made more comprehensive. You can now used nested groups that are defined outside the global configured group branch.

Let’s assume you have a structure like this:

  • Base DC=company,DC=com”

  • Groups OU=groups,DC=company,DC=com”

  • ExtGroups OU=groups_ext,DC=company,DC=com”

And you have a group “allUsers” which itself includes only two other groups “internalUsers” and “externalUsers” and “internalUsers” and “externalUsers” each have some users in them - like this:

- allUsers (group)        CN=allUsers,OU=groups,DC=company,DC=com
  - internalUsers (group) CN=internalUsers,OU=groups,DC=company,DC=com
      - user A..E (users)
  - externalUsers (group) CN=externalUsers,OU=groups_ext,DC=company,DC=com"
      - user F..H (users)

Then you can now link a Tuleap Project to “allUsers” and it will include all users from “internalUsers” and “externalUsers”

In order to benefit of this you will need to define two variables in /etc/tuleap/plugins/ldap/etc/ldap.inc:

  • $sys_ldap_grp_oc: The object class that identify groups (usually group for Active Directroy and groupOfNames for OpenLDAP)

  • $sys_ldap_user_oc: The object class that identify users (usually person for Active Directroy and person or posixAccount for OpenLDAP)

Control group look-up

By default, for performances reasons, Tuleap only look at the root of defined group dn when it needs to search for group names (autocompletion).

You can now change it to a subtree look-up if your LDAP is properly indexed or if the dataset is small enough (be careful about performances).

  • $sys_ldap_grp_search_scope can be either onelevel (default & recommended) or subtree

Tuleap 9.16

Purge old log file

If your Tuleap instance is quite old, a useless (and heavy) log file could be created under /var/log/tuleap/debug.log This file is no more written since Tuleap 9.15 and could be safely deleted.

All the information about this file could be found in the Tuleap public request

Tuleap 9.15


The documentation of the deprecated SOAP API is not anymore displayed. If your users still need it, you can force the display by adding the following statement in the /etc/tuleap/conf/local.inc:

$should_display_documentation_about_deprecated_soap_api = 1;

Users should consider using REST API instead.

PHP 5.6 / nginx

In /etc/opt/remi/php56/php-fpm.d/tuleap.conf please add/uncomment the following if needed:

php_value[post_max_size] = 256M
php_value[upload_max_filesize] = 256M
php_value[max_input_vars] = 15000

In /etc/nginx/conf.d/tuleap.conf please update the client_max_body_size:

client_max_body_size 256M;


You should upgrade the way mailman and Tuleap communicates, in /etc/mailman/mm_cfg.py:

PUBLIC_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER = 'sudo -u codendiadm /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/forumml/bin/mail2dbng.php %(listname)s ;'
PRIVATE_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER = 'sudo -u codendiadm /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/forumml/bin/mail2dbng.php %(listname)s ;'

Tuleap 9.14


You can (and should) do this prior to upgrade so the upgrade will be straightforward.

If your my.cnf on your mysql server contains old_passwords=1 you will have to desactivate it (comment the line) and restart mysql.

Then update your password, as codendiadm and dbauthuser DB user:

  • SET SESSION old_passwords=0;

  • SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('your_existing_password')

Software Collections are now mandatory

Starting Tuleap 9.14 Software Collections must be enabled on your system if you have not done it yet.

In a CentOS environnement, this could be done with:

#> yum install centos-release-scl

In a RHEL environnement, this could be done with:

#> yum-config-manager --enable rhel-server-rhscl-6-rpms

PHP 5.6 / nginx


It’s recommended to migrate to PHP 5.6 for better security and performances. Please note that PHP 5.3 will no longer be supported after 9.16 (2 releases).

Tuleap now comes with php 5.6 (from Software Collections) and nginx packages by default. All new installations defaults to this setup.

You can switch to php 5.6 by using:


This will configure nginx as the new entry point for all HTTP (port 80) and HTTPS (port 443). Your exiting apache will be updated to listen to :8080 and only locally (loopback, for subversion and mailman.

Everything is described in PHP 5.6 on Centos 6

Crosstracker plugin


This module is part of Tuleap Entreprise. It might not be available on your installation of Tuleap.

The crosstracker plugin is now part of Tuleap Entreprise only. You will have to install the new plugin called tuleap-plugin-crosstracker. Once done, you can migrate your old widget to the new format, please run:

cd /usr/share/tuleap
src/utils/php-launcher.sh plugins/crosstracker/bin/migrate_old_crosstracker_widgets.php

CLI is gone

In order to help the deprecation usage of the SOAP API, we do not deliver anymore the CLI tool, nor its documentation. This tool was here to help Tuleap SOAP API adoption in the early days. Users that downloaded the CLI in the past can still use it, the SOAP API has not been changed yet.

Users should consider using REST API instead.

Indexation of follow-up comments

Since Tuleap 9.14 we can search in artifacts follow-up comments in TQL. In order to achieve this, the existing comments must be indexed. Since we don’t know how much it can take on your instance (there is high chance that indexing all comments of 1M+ artifcats will take some time), we prefer to delegate the migration to site administrator instead of relying on our standard database upgrade process (forgeupgrade).

When the usage of your server is low, you can launch the following script:

cd /usr/share/tuleap
src/utils/php-launcher.sh plugins/tracker/bin/store_stripped_body_of_comments.php

The script will display how much comments it will have to store. You can safely cancel the execution of the script at any moment with ctrl-c and relaunch it later.

Tuleap 9.13

API keys used to access to a Bugzilla server in the Bugzilla reference plugin are now encrypted

If you use the Bugzilla reference plugin, it is recommended you change the API keys used until now. These keys are now stored encrypted instead of in cleartext in the database. You can do that as a site administrator in the plugin configuration.

HTTPS is forced by default if available

Tuleap now forces the use of the HTTPS protocol if the parameter sys_https_host is not set to an empty value in the local.inc configuration file. Consequently, the parameter sys_force_ssl is no more needed as it becomes the only possible behavior and could safely be removed from your configuration file.

Move to Mediawiki 1.23

It’s strongly recommended to migrate all your mediawiki databases to 1.23 (LTS) in order to prepare PHP 5.6 compatibility.

Tuleap 9.12

Update to the Test Management plugin

The Test Management plugin is only available with Tuleap Enterprise.

Instances with the Test Management plugin installed and activated must execute the following command before running the forgeupgrade command during the update procedure:

#> sed -i 's#/usr/share/tuleap/plugins/trafficlights#/usr/share/tuleap/plugins/testmanagement#' /etc/tuleap/forgeupgrade/config.ini

Instances with the plugin installed should update their repo file (probably /etc/yum.repos.d/tuleap.repo) to set the base URL of the Test Management repository to something like: https://<companyname>:<password>@my.enalean.com/pub/tuleap-by-enalean/tuleap-testmanagement/current/rhel6/noarch/. If you encounter troubles to update your configuration, please contact your Tuleap Enterprise support.

After the upgrade, when you access for the first time in each project Test Management, a project administrator will need to link the service to a tracker to collect issues in the service administration. The tracker can be a tracker already existing or you can create a new one dedicated to issues found while executing a test suite.

Plugin Git with Gitolite3 now requires Git 2.9

If you have the package tuleap-plugin-git-gitolite3 installed you will need to enable the Software Collections repositories to be able to retrieve Git 2.9.

In a CentOS environnement, this could be done with:

#> yum install centos-release-scl

In a RHEL environnement, this could be done with:

#> yum-config-manager --enable rhel-server-rhscl-6-rpms

The configuration of Gitolite must also been manually updated to take into account the new path to the Git binaries. The update can be done with the following command:

#> sed -i "s#/opt/rh/git19/root/usr/bin#/opt/rh/rh-git29/root/usr/bin#" /var/lib/gitolite/.gitolite.rc

Deprecated feature

  • Direct Database Access is disabled by default, and will be removed in a next release. If users complain, you can enable the feature by adding $sys_enable_deprecated_feature_database_export = 1; into /etc/tuleap/conf/local.inc file. Please contact us if it is the case, else we will remove completely the feature.

Tuleap 9.10

Custom plugins impacted by _addHook removal

We have done some code clean up in plugins management. You may be interested if you have custom plugins installed on your platform: starting Tuleap, we removed the deprecated method _addHook (replaced by addHook). Your platform will display a blank page if you are still using the former version.

In order to fix the issue (if any), please replace all occurrences of _addHook by addHook in your custom plugins.

Tuleap 9.9

Migration to the new dashboards can be slow

Tuleap 9.9 introduces a new dashboard system for users and projects. The migration of the existing dashboard can take some time depending on the number of users and projects on your Tuleap instance. Plan your update accordingly.

Bugzilla reference plugin uses API key instead of the user’s password

If you had configured Bugzilla servers you must edit them to provide an API key instead of the user’s password that was previously used. Please refer to the Bugzilla documentation if you need help to get an API key.

Packages in Tuleap repository are now signed

The packages of the Tuleap repository are now signed so you can be sure that the packages you got has not been altered.

We suggest you modify your repository configuration (/etc/yum.repos.d/Tuleap.repo) to:


On the first run after the modification, Yum will ask if the key used to sign the packages is trusted.

The key has the short ID ADB0D167 and the fingerprint 3D03 B41A 172A 7FB9 4F1E 9E9E C0B5 E775 ADB0 D167.

Tuleap 9.8

Disable web editing of plugin properties available in the site administration

It is strongly recommended to disable the web editing of plugin properties for security reasons. You can disable the feature by adding into your local.inc the following parameter:

$sys_plugins_editable_configuration = 0;

Changes in layout

Starting 9.8, the footer has been changed to respect BurningParrot style guide. This means that if you customized the footer (in /etc/tuleap/site-content/…/layout/), then there are high changes that its style will be broken. If this is the case, then we suggest that you take a look at the new version of the layout to be compatible (see /usr/share/tuleap/site-content/…/layout/).

This also applies to the following pages:

  • /contact.php

  • /help/

If you customized them, you will have to apply the new look and feel or they will appear broken.

Tuleap 9.7

Pull requests in a Git repository using fine grained permissions with tuleap-plugin-git

Starting Tuleap 9.7, it is not possible to merge or abandon a pull request in repository using fine grained permissions with tuleap-plugin-git. To make it works, you need to upgrade to tuleap-plugin-git-gitolite3. You can find more information on how to do the migration from Gitolite 2 to Gitolite 3 in the administration guide.

Update of Git access log storage

Starting Tuleap 9.7 the logs of git read access (gitolite) change to save disk space and improve parsing time. As the time to convert existing logs might be quite long (estimated to ~20 hours for dataset of 34GB) it’s available in a dedicated convertion script meant to be run after the upgrade during a quiet moment (during week-end for instance).

#> /usr/share/tuleap/src/utils/php-launcher.sh /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/git/bin/convert_gitolite_full_logs.php

Update the unsafe pattern in the Gitolite configuration

To avoid getting your Gitolite configuration broken by users that are Git administrators, it is recommend to change the unsafe pattern:

#> sed -i "s/$UNSAFE_PATT = qr();/$UNSAFE_PATT = qr([\\\n]);/" /var/lib/gitolite/.gitolite.rc

Tuleap 9.5

Purge data from the userlog plugin

If you use the userlog plugin the data stored in the database can grow quite big. We have introduced a new utility to help you clean it. You can call it this way:

#> /usr/share/tuleap/src/utils/php-launcher.sh /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/userlog/bin/clean_userlog_request.php

Tuleap 9.4

End of life for the Subversion authentication mod modmysql and modldap

In Tuleap 9.5 the remaining SVN repositories still not using modperl as the authentication mod will be migrated and modmysql and modldap will not be available anymore.

To ease the migration, we encourage you to make the switch today by setting in your local.inc the parameter sys_auth_svn_mod to modperl.

Block mail notification option

Tuleap 9.4 introduces a change on the way mail notifications are handled. You can choose to never send notifications to non projects member of private project.

This feature is disabled by default, if you want to enable it, update local.inc and set sys_mail_secure_mode to 1.

// When 0 mail sent to everybody can lead to information leak, non projects members can receive mails of private projects
$sys_mail_secure_mode = 1;

Update default TLS configuration

With this release we have updated the default TLS Apache configuration we provide with Tuleap. This change can result in small performance gain and use the safest cipher suite we have available.

All new instances of Tuleap will use this new configuration but if you already have an installation, your configuration will be left untouched.

We encourage you to update it. To do it, replace the line SSLCipherSuite in /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.conf or /etc/httpd/conf.d/tuleap-vhost.conf, depending how old your installation is, by:

#   SSL Cipher Suite:
# List the ciphers that the client is permitted to negotiate.
# See the mod_ssl documentation for a complete list.

Merge of fusionforge_compat plugin with the Mediawiki plugin

Since Tuleap 9.3 the fusionforge_compat plugin has been merged with the Mediawiki plugin. As a result the package tuleap-plugin-fusionforge_compat is an empty shell that can be safely removed with yum remove tuleap-plugin-fusionforge_compat.

The package tuleap-plugin-fusionforge_compat is going to be removed completely in the next version of Tuleap.

Invalidation of all existing user sessions

Tuleap 9.4 introduces a change in the way the user sessions are handled. All existing user sessions are flushed during this upgrade, this will force your users to log in again.

End of support of package viewvc-tuleap

Since Tuleap 8.19, Tuleap is able to use the package viewvc provided by EPEL. Starting Tuleap 9.4, the package viewvc-tuleap is removed from the official Tuleap repository. For those of you that have still not made the switch, we urge you to do it for security reasons. The swap of the packages can be done this way:

#> yum shell -y <<EOF
remove viewvc-tuleap
install viewvc

Tuleap 9.3

Snippets are disabled

The snippets are now disabled unless specifically forced and this feature will be completely removed in Tuleap 9.5. If you think you have a valid use case and think this feature should be kept, please manifest yourself on the tuleap-devel mailing list. In the meantime, if you really need it, the feature can be force activated by setting $sys_use_snippet to 'force'.

Tuleap 9.2

HTTP persistent connection is now enabled by default on new installations

The default Apache configuration that is deployed during Tuleap installation now enable HTTP persistent connection. We encourage existing instances to do the same as it can improve performance by setting the option KeepAlive to On in the configuration file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.

Tuleap 9.1

We put some gloss, makeup and rhinestones on site administration. This is the introduction of a new theme named BurningParrot. It is transparent for the users – no need to change the user preferences, however it comes as a dependency of tuleap-all package. When you upgrade to 9.1, if you don’t have/upgrade tuleap-all package then you should manually install tuleap-theme-burningparrot package. Enjoy <3

In the same vein, we removed the old and nasty theme named ‘Tuleap’. You must issue the following command if you have installed it: yum remove tuleap-theme-tuleap.

Tuleap 9.0

Definitive removal of the deprecated password storage

This release can only work with the password storage introduced in Tuleap 8.3. You must ensure that you have properly updated the Proftpd plugin.

The following command must be executed this script:

#> /usr/share/tuleap/plugins/proftpd/bin/switch_to_unix_password.php

You must also check that in /etc/proftpd.conf, the parameter SQLAuthTypes is set to Crypt and not MD5.

Import all gitolite3 logs

You can parse all your gitolite3 log by running next script, logs previsously parsed won’t be taken in account.

$> su - codendiadm
$> cd /usr/share/tuleap/
$> ./src/utils/php-launcher.sh plugins/git/bin/import_all_giotlite3_logs.php