Group level users are not mapping when importing GitLab project
I'm migrating over our projects from gitlab.com to a self hosted instance. Before importing any projects, I manually created new user accounts on the target instance. All usernames and email addresses were kept exactly the same in the hope that user mapping would work perfectly.
On the first project (about a year old) that was imported, this worked perfectly. But on the second project (3 years old) the mapping seems to have failed for one user and the following reflected under my name:
- Merge requests & Issues (Incorrectly assigned to or authored by me)
- Comments on issues and merge requests
There is a little footnote on each comment that displays the "real" author's name. I was under the impression that the username and email would be enough to get the mapping working as it had worked on other projects.
It does seem like this user had additional emails over the years but at some point in 2016 decided to stick with one. I added the additional email to the user's profile and once it was verified, I re-ran the import but it still did not seem to match.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.