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Can Bamboo create a Git tag for every build?

John Calagaz December 3, 2012

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?

5 answers

3 votes
Alan Cabrera April 12, 2014

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.

2 votes
Kevin Ross September 23, 2013

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

Richard Cross September 19, 2016

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.

Bill Wang August 19, 2018

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.
1 vote
Xabier Davila April 28, 2015

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

Jesse Xi November 13, 2016
using stash api is a good idea
1 vote
Kirill Malyshev October 6, 2013

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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James Dumay
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January 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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