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401 errors on deploy step


We have a Bamboo plan with the following task

npm run prep-deploy && node deploy.js --destination cys –fullDeploy

The deploy.js file contains this section

var config = {

  username: process.env.SAP_USERNAME,

  password: process.env.SAP_PASSWORD,

  path: './dist',

  host: '',

  base: '/sap/bc/bsp_dev/sap/zcrm_jlr_dev/',


I have the following variables setup at the plan level



When we execute the command I get these errors

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   Uploading: ./dist/assets/svg/user-landrover.svg STATUS: 401 TIME: 15:10 47

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   to :

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   401: null

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 15:10:47 GMT

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   server: Apache

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   content-length: 1248

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   sap-system: CYS

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   www-authenticate: Basic realm="SAP NetWeaver Application Server [CYS/100]"

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   sap-server: true

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   sap-perf-fesrec: 2427.000000

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   content-security-policy: frame-ancestors self https://* https://* https://*;

build   22-Aug-2022 15:10:47   connection: close

Obviously 401 is an authentication error.  On the server side we are seeing a message indicating an issue with the username, password or client.

The  variables env.SAP_USERNAME & env.SAP_PASSWORD describe the username and password and the section “Basic realm="SAP NetWeaver Application Server [CYS/100” suggests we are passing the client correctly.

At present I am stumped and looking for more debug information.  For example I want to see if the username and password is passed with the npm command?  If there a log or a debug option that would expose this information?

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Hello @Roy Chapman,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

If you want to use environment variables in Bamboo, you need to adhere to the Bamboo format.

For example, env.SAP_USERNAME would be converted to:




..if used in a script task.

More information about how Bamboo prefixes its variables:

Kind regards,

Eduardo Alvarenga
Atlassian Support APAC

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We have made these changes to the deploy.js file

var config = {

  username: bamboo.env.SAP_USERNAME,

  password: bamboo.env.SAP_PASSWORD,

  path: './dist',

  host: '',

  base: '/sap/bc/bsp_dev/sap/zcrm_jlr_dev/',


(previously the entries were prefixed process) When I run the job I now see

error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	/home/bamboo/agent1-home/xml-data/build-dir/SVCRM-CJU-JOB1/deploy.js:39
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	  username: bamboo.env.SAP_USERNAME,
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	            ^
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	ReferenceError: bamboo is not defined
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/bamboo/agent1-home/xml-data/build-dir/SVCRM-CJU-JOB1/deploy.js:39:13)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at Module._compile (module.js:653:30)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:664:10)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at Module.load (module.js:566:32)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:506:12)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at Function.Module._load (module.js:498:3)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:694:10)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at startup (bootstrap_node.js:204:16)
error	23-Aug-2022 15:50:06	    at bootstrap_node.js:625:3

As indicated, the variables are saved in Bamboo they are automatically prefixed with env (for example env.SAP_USERNAME). 

What am I missing?


Thank you @Roy Chapman. Please keep us posted!

Eduardo Alvarenga
Atlassian Support APAC


I edit the above.  Thoughts?


Hey @Roy Chapman

node.js uses environment variables in the following format:


So considering the variable in Bamboo is called SAP_USERNAME please try:


Kind regards,

Eduardo Alvarenga
Atlassian Support APAC

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Perfect.  Working now

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