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What is the Yaml spec scan interval and is it configurable?

Sean Conlon June 14, 2023

I'm using some Bamboo YAML Specs, and I can't find anywhere in the docs (or config) that explicitly states the interval that the Spec-enabled Link Repo is scanned for updates to a bamboo-specs/bamboo.yaml file. 


What is the Spec scan interval and is it configurable?  If configurable, where?


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Eduardo Alvarenga
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June 14, 2023

Hello @Sean Conlon

If you are using Bamboo Specs on a Bitbucket Server or Cloud repository, Bamboo will be notified automatically through the Application Link interface once a commit to the Specs code is pushed and will trigger the Specs scan.

If you are using a different Git repository type, you'll have to set webhooks to notify Bamboo about the change:

Alternatively, if you are not using a Bitbucket Repository with an Application Link and don't want to enable a webhook for every repository, you can enable a Global RSS Polling scheduler that will scan all Specs-enabled Linked Repository at once on their default branches according to a cron entry. Configure the following property to your Bamboo configuration:


This is a global setting and needs to be used with caution as it may cause sudden network bursts on very busy systems with a high number of repositories.

After enabling the system property and restarting Bamboo, set a quartz cron schedule after enabling the following:

  • Bamboo Administration >> General Configuration >> Enable polling for Repository Stored Specs changes


Eduardo Alvarenga
Atlassian Support APAC

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