BitBucket-Cloud: How to create template repositories?


I want to create templates of repository to be able to have the same branch permissions and any repository settings. That will save a lot of time and allow to spread easily a strong process.

I see that a tool ( is available on Atlassian Market Place, but only for BitBucket server, not for Bitbucket-cloud.

I thank you for your help.


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Hi Philippe! At the moment, there's not such a feature in Bitbucket Cloud to create repository templates. As a workaround, what you can do is create a new repository with the settings you'd like it to have, clone it, and then copy it as many times as you need it. 

Hope that helps,


Hi Ana,

Thanks a lot for your answer,

Sorry I just discover it. Not sure when you posted it!

Yes I already thought to use this workaround. I understand, except if I'm wrong, that this workaround will work for a new blank repository you are creating, but what about an existing repository hosted somewhere else we just want to transfer to BitBucket? Is this workaround working also? Or settings of existing will erase "template" settings?

PS: you said that "at the moment there's no such a feature in BitBucket" does it mean that could be the case in future update? If yes, when could we expect having it? I believe that the needs exist!

Thanks for your support.


Hi Philippe, no worries!

Yes,  this workaround will work for a new blank repository you are creating, but it won't work for a repo you're transferring to Bitbucket. It's not possible to apply a template to an already existing repository. If you're importing an existing repo to Bitbucket, you'll need to set up the new settings/branches manually.

What I meant is that at the moment this is not something Bitbucket do, but that doesn't mean it will always be this way :) I don't know if this is something our developers are planning to implement, though, but we're open to suggestions. If you'd like, you can submit your idea as a Feature request to our public Issue tracker.

Let us know if you have any questions :)


Hi Ana,

I thank you for your reply.

It's confirmed my understanding. So at least I understand main principles ;-)

As the tool exists for the server version on the Atlassian marketplace, I believed there is the same need for the Cloud version. So I'll suggest it in your public Issue Tracker.

Let see...

Thanks, for your support,


Glad I could help you @Philippe Chaudun. Remember to 'watch' the suggestion once you create it, so you receive further updates in the future :)

Have good day!


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