Can I migrate a user to a team?

Before the introduction of "Teams", we created the equivalent by setting up a new user account e.g. "CompanyName".

We're now in the position that we would really like to convert this account to a team of the same name in order to make use of "projects". We have numerous automated builds set up that depend on that part of the repo path so ideally, this team would have the same name.

Is this possible without too many arduous steps? I.e. rename account (thus breaking all automated builds), set up the new team then migrating all those repos over. When we went through this process on Github, there was a handy "Make this account a team account button".

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Lucas Moura Atlassian Team Aug 09, 2017

Hi Dan,

According to our documentation:

You can't convert an individual account to a Bitbucket team and vice versa. As an alternative, you can Transfer repositories and groups to your team to reassign existing repositories to a team.

 

Hope that it helps.

 

Lucas de Moura

Not really what I was after because we're looking to maintain the repo urls, but thanks for the swift response. Assuming then there's no convenient method, if we were to:

  1. Create a new account with a temporary name: CompanyNameTemp
  2. Migrate all accounts from the user CompanyName to user CompanyNameTemp
  3. Delete the user CompanyName
  4. Create a new team CompanyName
  5. Migrate all accounts back from CompanyNameTemp to CompanyName

Would we have any issues at #4 creating a new Team with the same name as a recently deleted user and subsequently migrating a bunch of repos back to a previously used (but now deleted) repo address?

@Lucas Moura just wondered if you could answer my follow up question?

"Would we have any issues at #4 creating a new Team with the same name as a recently deleted user and subsequently migrating a bunch of repos back to a previously used (but now deleted) repo address?"

Lucas Moura Atlassian Team Aug 18, 2017

Hi Dan,

You should not face big problems because they are two different types of account.

Please pay attention before Delete the user CompanyName, make sure that you migrate everything to CompanyNameTemp.

 

Best regards,

 

Lucas de Moura 

@Dan Thomas Did you attempt this, and if so, did it work for you? I have the exact same scenario.

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