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Deprecating Atlassian account password for Bitbucket API and Git activity

Does the Deprecating Atlassian account password for Bitbucket API and Git activity will affect the Bitbucket server users account passwords and the authentication from Bamboo server to Bitbucket server in Linked Repositories

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We are using bitbucket as maven repository for storing libraries .

In the bitbucket pipelines in order to fetch these libraries we are using settings.xml were we store the credentials as shown below :


<settings xmlns=""


<name>bitbucket downloads</name>



Are we going to be able still to use this approach after 1 of March or we need to change the implementation and use app password instead.

thanks in advance

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seanaty Atlassian Team Nov 03, 2021

This change is only affects Bitbucket Cloud.

@seanaty I use my Atlassian id to configure my bitbucket repositories in Jenkins and my local machine. Will this change affect my access to these repositories?

seanaty Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2022

Access to repos is not changing. But you may in fact need to make a (quite simple IMO) change if you don't want any interruption and you're free to make that change now.

Say you're using curl to access the API.

Instead of doing this:

curl -u my-username:my-password

you'd do this:

curl -u my-username:my-brand-new-app-password

So you'll need to swap out "my-password" with "my-brand-new-app-password"

Going forward you password will be only for creating an interaction session on (the website) and all other forms of authentication (git, API) will require an app password.

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