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Create and configure a Bitbucket Server repository using the REST API endpoints

How to create a repository using the REST API endpoints?

To create a new repository, we will be using the following endpoint:

POST /rest/api/1.0/projects/{projectKey}/repos

 

When using curl, the full command looks like this:

curl --user <user>:<password> -H "Content-Type: application/json" --data @input.json -X POST <Bitbucket URL>/rest/api/1.0/projects/<projectKey>/repos

 

(i) The authenticated user must have PROJECT_ADMIN permission for the parent project to be able to create a repository.

 

There are various options that can be set while creating the repository depending on the content of the input.json file.

 

Straightforward creation

At a minimum, the input file has to contain the name of the repository:

{
"name": "My Repository"
}

 

Publicly accessible repository

To enable the "Public access" while creating the repository, this is how to define the payload:

{
"name": "My Repository",
"public": true
}

Non forkable repository

A non forkable repository ("Allow forks" option unchecked) is created by using this input file:

{
"name": "My Repository",
"forkable": false
}

 

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