Disable public repositories for a team

Is it possible to decline the creation of a public repository for a certain team? Right now, when you create a new repository, you have the ability to specifically create a public repository, even though it is private by default.

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Hi Wim-Jan, if you're using Bitbucket Cloud, then it won't be possible. Whoever creates the repo will always have the option to make it public.  

If you're using Bitbucket Server, you might find this thread helpful.

Best regards,


Hi Ana,

Can we please request this feature?

To mitigate the risk of projects unintentionally being made public, it would be great for an admin to be able to globally disable public repo creation or approve public repo requests.



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