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Review Board 1.7.19 Release Notes

Release date: November 21, 2013

New Features

  • Added support for two-factor authentication for GitHub.

    GitHub has support for two-factor authentication, which is a much more secure way of logging in to your GitHub account. Previously, Review Board did not support this when linking a GitHub account for new repositories, requiring that two-factor authentication be disabled first.

    Now if you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll be prompted for a token the first time you link an account. This token will be sent by GitHub to your phone over SMS or through an app, depending on your configuration. Enter the token, re-enter your password, and save.

    You only have to link your account once, as we make use of revokable OAuth tokens after the account is linked. If you already have accounts linked, you can safely enable two-factor authentication and not be impacted.

    Given the large number of attacks made on GitHub as of late, we strongly encourage you to turn on two-factor authentication.

Performance Improvements

  • Re-introduced browser caching on the review request page.

    The review request page has had a bug for a while where the browser’s cache of the page would appear to be stale, due to a deprecated way of looking up the appropriate request headers.

    Now, loading the review request page subsequent times should use the browser’s cached version, if the page hasn’t changed on the server.

Web API Changes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the default focus on the Review dialog. The top-most field now always has default focus.

  • Fixed LDAP authentication with LDAP servers that don’t allow anonymous searches.

    Patch by Daniel Kan.

  • Fixed displaying review requests for groups on a Local Site.

  • Prevented rare crashes with Local Sites using the new permissions support without any granted permissions.

  • Fixed HTTP basic authentication with the web API when using fastcgi.

    This only takes effect for new installs. For existing ones, you need to modify your Apache configuration to use:

    RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /reviewboard.fcgi/$1 [QSA,E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]

    instead of:

    RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /reviewboard.fcgi/$1 [QSA,L]

    Patch by George Prekas.


  • Christian Hammond
  • Daniel Kan
  • David Trowbridge
  • Edward Lee
  • George Prekas