Bitbucket: How to change repository ownership from user to team?

Hello. How to change repository ownership from user to team?

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Daniel Wester Community Champion Mar 25, 2015


"Make sure you know which user you want to transfer the repository to before you begin. Then, do the following:

  1. Log into Bitbucket using the account that owns the repository.
    This is the user the repository is transferring from.
  2. Go to the repository you want to transfer.
  3. Go to the repository's settings.
  4. Select Transfer repository from the left-side menu.
    The system opens the Transfer repository page:
  5. Enter the Username of the individual or team account you want to transfer to.

  6. Press Transfer repository.
    The Bitbucket server sends the user or team account a message containing a transfer request. The message goes to both the user's Bitbucket inbox and the external email inbox."

The admins of the team account then has to log in and accept the transfer.

when I created the Team I never created an account. So I am not sure how to accept the transfer, or how to associate the Team with a new user... should it be associated with the User used to create the team?

I would like to confirm that this answer is awesome because it comes handy to me.

fuck, transfer request not show for new owner!!!

Like 1 person likes this

After year looks like they fixed this. New owner see trasfer request and receive mail notification.

I see this post is old and I wonder if the Web UI has changed ever since because I can't find "Transfer repository". What now?

EDIT: I just found it. We Need to do another step before #4:
3.5 Select "Repository Details".

Thanks Rainer.

Below method works for me when you are already part of the team.

You can go to Projects, Select desired project, Add repositories from an individual account

This thread doesn't include the receiving end. I am waiting to get a repository transfer from an account I don't own into my new account and I don't know what to expect. No email was received and no notification was posted on my new account. What are the steps to accept the transfer? Appreciate the help.

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