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Created repository via API - creates personal



  I am trying to program a quick detection of a repository under a project and if that repo does not exist create it.

So, I use the API to check for its existence, and upon a 404 I create a POST (with pycurl) to


Where toplevel is an existing repo.

The payload is:

{"name": "newrepo",

"scmID": "git",

"forkable": true}


I then POST this to


Expecting a new repo in toplevel/newpo.


Instead, a new repo is created in my personal area:

(The POST shows me the location)



I don't understand the redirection.

I have attempted to use this documentation along with examples I've found in these forums.



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Hana Kučerová Community Leader Nov 16, 2020

Hi @jagauthier ,

please try to skip toplevel repository in both requests.

1) check, if repository newrepo exist

GET /rest/api/1.0/projects/PROJECT/repos/newrepo

2) if not, create new newrepo repository

POST /rest/api/1.0/projects/PROJECT/repos

with payload

    "name": "My repo",
    "scmId": "git",
    "forkable": true

You also need to have PROJECT_ADMIN permission for the project PROJECT.

I see the issue.  I was trying to create a repo inside a repo.  Thanks for pointing it out!

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