Contributing to IDS Deployment Scenarios

All content published here is provided and approved by the IDSA Head Office. You are very welcome to contribute to this repository when you find a bug, want to suggest an improvement, or have an idea for a useful feature. For this, always create an issue and a corresponding branch, and follow our style guides as described below.

Please note that we have a code of conduct that all contributors should stick to.


We document changes in the on root level which is formatted and maintained according to the rules documented on


You always have to create an issue if you want to propose a correction, improvement, or feature. Briefly and clearly describe the purpose of your contribution in the corresponding issue. The pre-defined labels improve the understanding of your intentions and help to follow the scope of your changes.

Bug Report: As mentioned above, bug reports should be submitted as an issue. To give others the chance to reproduce the error in order to find a solution as quickly as possible, the report should at least include the following information:

  • Description: What did you expect and what happened instead?

  • Steps to reproduce (system specs included)

  • Relevant logs and/or media (optional): e.g. an image


The labels are listed at the issues. There are two types of labels: one describes the content of the issue and should be used by the developer that creates the issue. The other one, starting with status, will be added from the developer that takes on the issue. New issues should be initially marked with status:open.

  • Basic labels: bug, documentation duplicate, enhancement, good first issue, help wanted, invalid, question, wontfix

  • bug: Something isn't working

  • documentation: Improvements or additions to documentation

  • duplicate: This issue or pull request already exists

  • enhancement: New feature or request

  • good first issue: Good for newcomers

  • help wanted: Extra attention is needed

  • invalid: This doesn't seem right

  • question: Further information is requested

  • wontfix: This will not be worked on


After creating an issue yourself or if you want to address an existing issue, you have to create a branch with a unique number and name that assigns it to an issue. Therefore, follow the guidelines at After your changes, update the, Wiki, and with necessary details. Then, create a pull request and note that committing to the main branch is not allowed. Please use the feature linked issues to link issues and pull requests.

Pull requests have to be approved by the IDSA Head Office.


We encourage all contributors to stick to the commit convention following the specification on Conventional Commits. In general, use the imperative in the present tense. A quick overview of the schema:

<type>[optional scope]: <description>
[optional body]
[optional footer(s)]

Types: fix, feat, chore, test, refactor, docs, release. Append ! for breaking changes to a type.

An example of a very good commit might look like this: feat![login]: add awesome breaking feature


IDSA uses the SemVer for versioning. The release versions are tagged with their respective version.

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