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

Anton Pavelyev Mar 24, 2015

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

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Daniel Wester Community Leader 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.

Anton Pavelyev May 05, 2015

Thank you!

Martin Hermosilla Nov 23, 2016

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?

Tung V. N. Nguyen Dec 13, 2018

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

Gorazd Veselic I'm New Here May 05, 2019

Thank you. It works perfectly.

4 votes
Rainer Hilmer Jan 02, 2017

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".

Shane Cossey Jul 26, 2017

Thanks Rainer.

Zennaxx Technology Jan 30, 2019

Thanks Rainer. I am just extending answer that If user account is older then select Repository Details from Setting as Rain explained. After scroll to bottom and you will see the Transfer Repository option.

3 votes
Ivan Fedoseev Aug 18, 2017

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

Paweł Pyrczak Sep 14, 2017


Like Rey likes this
Paweł Pyrczak Nov 20, 2018

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

1 vote
G. Soe May 20, 2018

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

1 vote
Idan B. - CSI Dec 06, 2018

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.

Thomas Lück I'm New Here Jun 06, 2019 • edited

Same here. A repository's ownership is pending (was sent to me) but after repeatedly coming back over the last couple of months I still can't figure out how to accept it:


This repository's ownership is pending transfer to xyz. Visit the repository details page for more info.


This page only shows the initiator and receiver of the transfer. I can't do anything there.

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