Bitbucket: How do I set branch permissions?

I'd like to be able to set branch permissions for my Bitbucket repos. I want to restrict access to certain branches for some team members.

Is this possible?

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Jason Worley Atlassian Team Mar 14, 2013


Although we do not support granular permissions on branches, a previously suggested approach would be to fork the repository, providing the Release Manager access to the fork.

The fork can inherit or have its own permissions. As part of the release, you could ask the manager to pull incoming changes from the parent.

This information can be found here if interested:

I hope this response was helpful.


Jason | Atlassian

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The lack of "push" write access control per branch, or at least to a single ("master") branch, is causing is a lot of trouble. What are the odds of this appearing? We're trying to decide whether to endure for a while (and manually push -f back a bad commit in master every few days), or look elsewhere.

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