Category Archives: Site Updates

RBCommons and the Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability

On April 7th, the world became aware of a critical vulnerability in the versions of OpenSSL powering much of the Internet. These were very serious problems that could allow attackers to gain access to certain confidential data on the server. This vulnerability is known as Heartbleed. The vulnerability was, fortunately, found by security researchers, and […]

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Two-factor authentication is now available!

For the past month, we’ve been testing support for two-factor authentication for user accounts, and are happy to announce that it’s ready! Two-factor authentication adds a layer of security to your accounts by requiring that you have your mobile device (cell phone or tablet) with you when logging in. Any time you log into RBCommons, […]

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Happy New Year from RBCommons

We hope you had a great 2013. We sure did, and 2014 looks to be even better. We have a number of new things coming in the next several months that we’re sure you’ll love.   First, let’s talk newsletters. Up until now, all our announcements have taken place on our blog and on Twitter, but that’s not […]

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GitHub two-factor auth, and a new My Account page

Tonight’s update introduces support for GitHub accounts protected with two-factor authentication, and a whole new My Account page. GitHub’s two-factor authentication is a great way to protect your account, and we highly recommend it, especially since there have been a number of attempts made on GitHub accounts in recent weeks. Previously, administrators had to disable […]

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Tonight’s round of improvements for teams

We deployed an update tonight that makes some small but very useful changes throughout the site. Your account menu at the top of every page has been tweaked to show your username, instead of your first name. We found that people sometimes forgot which username they registered with, which this should help a lot with. Inside […]

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Announcing new abilities for team administrators

Nobody likes a cluttered dashboard. It makes it harder to see what’s left to review in a day, and can have an impact on how often people check for what needs a review. Sometimes this happens because someone has left the company. Sometimes people forget. One of the most frequent requests we’ve had is to […]

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Announcing support for Beanstalk and Bitbucket Git

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added support for two heavily requested code hosting services: Beanstalk, and Bitbucket Git repositories.   Welcome, Beanstalk! Beanstalk is a code hosting and development service with support for Git and Subversion. It integrates with a variety of services and offers easy deployment to servers. They offer a free 30 […]

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Site Update: New goodies and speedups

We’ve deployed some new updates to RBCommons that should please many of you. Let’s go through the highlights.   New “Depends On” field When you’re working with several inter-dependent changes, it’s helpful to give your fellow teammates a heads up on what depends on what. That helps them prioritize what to review, and gives them […]

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Making RBCommons more inviting

We’ve just deployed a change that makes it much easier to get your team set up on RBCommons. Until now, if you wanted to add a new user, you’d have to register an account first, and then add the username in your team administration dashboard. Going forward, instead of registering an account first, you can just add the email […]

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RBCommons: New and Improved

Tonight, we deployed a major update to RBCommons that brings with it an improved look and feel and an assortment of new features. RBCommons, as you may know, is powered by Review Board. Historically, we’ve used Review Board 1.6 under the hood, but now we’re on 1.7, the latest and greatest.   Shiny! The first […]

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