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Cannot add known host via BitBucket API

Using the BitBucket API, I'm trying to

POST repositories/{user}/{slug}/pipelines_config/ssh/known_hosts/

with this json in the body:


 The API responds with a

HTTP 400 Bad Request
{"error": {"message": "Bad request", "detail": "The request body contains invalid properties", "data": {"key": "variable-service.request.validation-error", "arguments": {}}}}

I also tried to include the fields that I get when I GET known hosts added manually, but the response stays the same. 

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Hello @John van Terheijden,

The payload looks incomplete, besides hostname it should also contain the metadata about the public key of that hostname, for instance:

"hostname": "",
"public_key": {
"key": "AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAubiN81eDcafrgMeLzaFPsw2kNvEcqTKl/VqLat/MaB33pZy0y3rJZtnqwR2qOOvbwKZYKiEO1O6VqNEBxKvJJelCq0dTXWT5pbO2gDXC6h6QDXCaHo6pOHGPUy+YBaGQRGuSusMEASYiWunYN0vCAI8QaXnWMXNMdFP3jHAJH0eDsoiGnLPBlBp4TNm6rYI74nMzgz3B9IikW4WVK+dc8KZJZWYjAuORU3jc1c/NPskD2ASinf8v3xnfXeukU0sJ5N6m5E8VLjObPEO+mN2t/FZTMZLiFqPWc/ALSqnMnnhwrNi2rbfg/rd/IpL8Le3pSBne8+seeFVBoGqzHM9yXw==",
"key_type": "ssh-rsa",
"md5_fingerprint": "md5:97:8c:1b:f2:6f:14:6b:5c:3b:ec:aa:46:46:74:7c:40",
"sha256_fingerprint": "SHA256:zzXQOXSRBEiUtuE8AikJYKwbHaxvSc0ojez9YXaGp1A",
"type": "pipeline_ssh_public_key"

Hope this helps.


Hi @Daniil Penkin

Yea, that works! I tried before with those fields, but it returned an internal error. Are there any checks on the values that could cause that?

Thanks anyway!

By internal error did you mean 500 HTTP response? If so, it would be interesting to find out and fix/improve error reporting. Can you advise when did you try this, roughly?

I'm not sure about the validation for this endpoint, need to clarify with the team next week.


May the api repo wiki should mention what is mandatory and what is not, I am not sure where a user can find 

"type": "pipeline_ssh_public_key"

This details are not available in the API wiki. 

Screenshot 2020-04-28 at 4.14.00 PM.png


"public_key": {



Can't find where it mentioned the public_key section in the request sample.

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