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Can Bamboo create a Git tag for every build?

I would like for bamboo to tag every build before it starts. It looks like you can create a tag for SVN, but not for Git? I found this answer, which is almost a year old now.

Are there any updates on this feature?

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I'm really surprised that this feature is not available in an on-demand plugin. This stuff works out of the box for Jenkins/Hudson.

So within the build-dir, I try the following (to simulate a script task):

git tag -a test -m 'Build test'
git push --tags
fatal: No configured push destination.
Either specify the URL from the command-line or configure a remote repository using

    git remote add <name> <url>

and then push using the remote name

    git push <name>


git push origin test
fatal: 'origin' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

I don't want to muck with what bamboo is doing with git, so am I safe to get this working via command line and it will continue to work on future builds?


git remote add origin url

I wouldn't recommend messing around with "origin".  Why not simply create a new remote ("origin2" ?) especially for your Bamboo builds?  E.g.:

git tag -f -a ${TAG_NAME} -m 'Tagged by Bamboo'
git remote add origin2 ${bamboo_planRepository_1_repositoryUrl}
git push origin2 ${TAG_NAME}
git ls-remote --exit-code --tags origin2 ${TAG_NAME}

I added in that last command to verify that the tag was actually created.

Got this error with above solution.


error 20-Aug-2018 01:20:06 Repository not found
error 20-Aug-2018 01:20:06 The requested repository does not exist, or you do not have permission to access it.
error 20-Aug-2018 01:20:06 fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
error 20-Aug-2018 01:20:06 
error 20-Aug-2018 01:20:06 Please make sure you have the correct access rights
error 20-Aug-2018 01:20:06 and the repository exists.

I'm using Stash, so my approach is to use Stash's REST API to create tags:

using stash api is a good idea

i'm interested in doing same from deployment tasks.

and i'm also disappointed with the absebce of remotes in bamboos git repos.

how to workaround that? we have a dozen of repos and i'm not quite happy adding remotes to each of them

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JamesA Rising Star Jan 16, 2013

Hi John,

No updates on that feature however it is possible to work around this by adding a Script task that creates a git tag and pushes it remotely using the native git executable.


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