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Create tag using REST api for bitbucket server

I was following the API docs but it seems that is not working for Private Enterprise Bitbucket Servers. 


What I found that for Enterprise, the API access is formed in the way




I was able to fetch tags by using 


GET {my-private-bitbucket-server}/rest/api/latest/projects/{project-id}/repos/{repo-id}/tags 


However, when I try to do a POST 


post {my-private-bitbucket-server}/rest/api/latest/projects/{project-id}/repos/{repo-id}/tags 


with the body 
"name" : "test-tag",
startPoint" : {
     "hash" : "<some hash value>"

it doesn't work

I am using powershell 

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Hi there!

I'd love to help out here but am interested in what error you're getting. Fairly regularly when people try to switch from a GET to a POST (at least in Postman), the Content-Type header doesn't get set. If it isn't there, Bitbucket will respond with a 415 Unsupported Media Type error.


If you're using the Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet in Powershell, adding the ContentType flag should patch up error 415:

-ContentType 'application/json'


Now if you're getting a 500 Internal Server Error for your request, I think it's because the structure isn't quite what Bitbucket Server is looking for. Try this body instead:

"name" : "test-tag",
"startPoint" : "<some hash value>"
The start point parameter is expecting a single value instead of an array. And less nesting means it's more readable too!

I did get it working - Ended up being you can not have any spaces in the tag name.

Would be nice to have better error handling, Or have that info in the documentation  

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