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prow: should the bot process comments from itself? #12138

cblecker opened this Issue Apr 9, 2019 · 1 comment


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cblecker commented Apr 9, 2019

Should the bot process comments that come from itself? Right now a couple plugins (sigmention, trigger, and soon project) have checks that if the comment comes from the bot, ignore it. Should this be something across the board?

There's a potential for functionality breaks:

  • Someone using something in a way we don't intend
  • Folks using the same token for a commenter, that they use for their main prow bot

But on the positive side:

  • Would prevent loops where the bot keeps reacting to comments it makes and tripping up DoS protections on GitHub or using up all it's tokens
  • Prevents potential privilege escalation where some exploits some flaw, and makes the bot comment with a privileged action that the user wouldn't otherwise have access to.

/area prow
/kind design
/cc @kubernetes/sig-testing


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