Branch Permissions - only allow commits via pull request

Is there a way to setup branch permissions to only allow commits to the master branch via pull requests?

I would like to configure our repository such that developers cannot directly commit to the master branch. They should be allowed to commit to feature branches, issue pull requests, and once approved merge the feature branch down to master.

The issue I am facing is that if permissions to commit to master are revoked, a developer is unable to click the 'merge' button to complete a pull request. Is there currently any way around this?

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For those who find this thread, it's now possible

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Unfortuantely, branch permissions do not support this workflow.

Please watch and vote on the JIRA for this feature: STASH-2910

There is a workaround, but it requires you to develop a Stash plugin (not as daunting as it may sound). You can write a pre-recieve hook (see our developer docs) that simply denies pushes to certain branches - your users will be forced to use a pull request.

Also see our blog on using code generation in AMPS - it will save you a lot of time and practically write the hook for you.


Thanks Matthew! This may work better in the long run as it would give developers the option to skip pre-commit hooks when necessary.

Matthew Watson Atlassian Team Monday

Thanks @Nathan Jangula there is indeed now a solution to this

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