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The INFO.yaml file provides information to the teams, or anyone else, on the team that owns the code. 

In the INFO.yaml we can find specific information to the main PTL, committers with contact details, 

meeting information and real time communication and list of repositories under the same control

The INFO.yaml also provides history of changes made to the group like addition and removal of 

members with TSC or coordinator approval references depending on the project rules. 

In case of ONAP, new committer requests need to be approved by the coordinator:

More information in Technical Community Coordinators

If there is no response, it can be escalated to the TSC.

Every time there are changes to the team in general, the INFO.yaml must be kept updated by the tech team.

Finding the committer group owners for every repo in Gerrit

To find the matching committers group that own a specific Gerrit project:

  1. Search for the project and click on the desired project.
  2. Go to the "Access" tab in the project
  3. Look for the "Owner" information

For example:

  1. We need to know the correct group name that owns appc repo
  2. Search for the "appc" project in 
  3. Go to the "Access" tab:,access
  4. Look at the "Owner" which matches "onap-gerrit-appc-committers" 

Inheritance is no longer supported in LDAP groups. We currently have 1 LDAP group mapped to 1 repo.

When to update INFO.yaml

The INFO.yaml file must exist on every single Gerrit repo. Even if the Gerrit repo is sharing permissions from a parent repo.

When a new repo project is created, the INFO.yaml file should be added as a first commit. 

The INFO.yaml is a tech team responsibility and LF Releng can always be added as reviewers to comment on the file.

Process for adding and removing committers

  1. Tech teams should submit a request to the Coordinator ( for a new committer approval
  2. In case of committer removal, there is no need for step #1
  3. Needs to be updated too with the approved information.
  4. Tech teams need to modify the INFO.yaml (or add a new one if it does not exist).
  5. Tech teams need to get this change approved and merged
  6. LF can be added as reviewer to look at any issues. 
  7. After the change is merged, the LDAP groups will be updated.

Matching INFO.yaml with LDAP

Only LF has permissions to view the actual LDAP groups. The teach teams can request this information to LF Releng members any time.

Automation is now supported on INFO.yaml changes.

The process looks like this:

  • Tech team modifies/adds a new INFO.yaml file
  • Tech team gets the change merged in
  • Automation will create a similar change in
  • The change will get merged too and perform the changes in LDAP directly with no manual intervention needed.

Tips on finding the right timezones

Timezones are tricky, we recommend using to search for the proper timezone information to a particular region. 

For example: (The IANA time zone identifier for Beijing is Asia/Shanghai)

INFO.yaml verify job

Global-jjb provides a verify job specific for INFO.yaml files:

Is a responsibility of the tech teams to add this verify job for their INFO.yaml files. 

For example:

Adding the ci-management job entry:

Will create the Jenkins job:

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