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Bitbucket 5.5 security alert

Hi I just upgraded to bitbucket 5.5 and when running service I'm receiving following alert, any advice, I don't want my files or server insecure:


Starting Atlassian Bitbucket as dedicated user atlbitbucket

-bash: line 20: cd: /root: Permission denied


Starting bundled Elasticsearch

Hint: Run --no-search to skip starting Elasticsearch

Bundled Elasticsearch started successfully


Bitbucket is being run with a umask that contains potentially unsafe settings.

The following issues were found with the mask "u=rwx,g=rwx,o=rx" (0002):

 - Access is allowed to 'others'. It is recommended that 'others' be denied

   all access for security reasons.

 - Write access is allowed to 'group'. It is recommend that 'group' be

   denied write access. Read access to a restricted group is recommended

   to allow access to the logs.

The recommended umask for Bitbucket is "u=,g=w,o=rwx" (0027) and can be

configured in

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Oct 26, 2017

Hi William,  does it fail to start? Or does it start despite the warning you're getting?

A similar issue was reported at Bitbucket is being run with a umask that contains potentially unsafe settings. Can you follow the advice? Most likely you just need to fix the permissions.

Let us know if you need further assistance!

Best regards,


Seems it starts , I modified suggested file and alert about mask is gone, but still show alert about /root permission denied. 

@Ana Retamal that link is you posted on the similar issue isn't working anymore. I would like to know how I can manage to change that configuration since it says:

"and can be"
echo "configured in"

When I enter to the, there is nothing where I can change. The file have if and echos and comments, nothing else.

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