Bitbucket cloning via ssh

I created repository with Base URL;
However, *) even though the machine is ssh accessible throughout the network it is on, repository can only be cloned via http and from the local host only. Neither HTTPS nor SSH access appears to be functional. SSH base URL is ssh:// , yet the command

git clone ssh://


Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

I did add access keys for the user I am cloning the repository as.

Could anyone hint or suggest where I should be looking at? Checking box for Allow users without a Bitbucket account to clone and browse repositories within this project does not appear to have any effect either.

Thank you.

3 answers

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Hi Sergey, 


Is the a public or private repository? Keep in mind that  the "public access" is only for http. SSH is meant to increase the level of security and not allow anyone to anonymously do things.


Also, make sure you are using the correct SSH key from the user. You can check this with the command:

ssh-add -l

(logged with the correct user).



Renato Rudnicki

0 votes

Please check this article from Bitbucket Cloud Knowledge Base. It should help.

Excellent! Thank you. They were public, I turned it off for all.

Thank you.


Good to hear you solved this :). If you don't mind, I would kindly ask you to accept it so the same will be visible to others who might be facing the same issue you have inquired.

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