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HELP! I cannot access my public workspace URL without logging in

Sujit March 28, 2023

Hello everyone!

I just realised today that I am unable to access my BitBucket workspace profile URL which is set to public visibility.

Everytime I try to open the URL, it asks me to log in without showing the repositories in my account that are public.

If I try to open a certain repository's URL (hosted inside this account), it shows me the content but the workspace like I stated before does not open.

I am unable to understand why this is happening.

Can anybody tell me how do I make the link accessible so that when one opens, the repositories can be seen?

Thanks in advance!

P.S - I am on a free acount. 

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Patrik S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
April 4, 2023

Hello @Sujit ,

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

With the recent release of the single workspace scope navigation, when accessing the URL of a Bitbucket Public workspace (<workspaceID>) the user will be redirected to the Your Work page which displays the pull requests and repositories you've been working on.

Since the Your Work page contains personalized information, the user will be required to log in in order to view it.

With that in mind, in order to visualize the list of all the public repositories within a public workspace without being logged in, users can access the following URL : 

Replacing the <workspaceID> placeholder with the workspace you are trying to access. This should present you with the list of public repositories within that workspace even when logged off.

I've also recently authored an article about this topic, which you can check at the following link: 

Thank you, @Sujit !

Patrik S

Sujit April 6, 2023

Thanks for responding!

adonozo May 13, 2023

Hi @Patrik S

Is there any plan to change this back? I use the shorter format in my CV as it’s friendlier. The longer format just doesn’t look right on my CV

Patrik S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
May 15, 2023

Hello @adonozo ,

At this moment we don't have plans to move to the old URL format. One option I can think of would be to use a URL shortener, so the link you would put in the CV would be smaller.

You're also welcome to provide your feedback on the new single-workspace view by accessing, clicking on the help button in the top right corner, and selecting the Give Feedback option.

Thank you, @adonozo  !

Patrik S

chrisgj198 June 25, 2023

Please can you make<workspaceID>
automatically redirect to<workspaceID>/workspace/repositories
whenever accessed by someone who isn't logged in?

Without this redirect, lots of links across existing webpages and documents and in comments of code are broken, and anyone trying to use them will have a negative first experience of bitbucket. People who are not bitbucket users may be less inclined to try using bitbucket and less likely to become customers.

Therefore please make it redirect so that non-logged-in people will have a good experience with bitbucket.

At the very least, provide a helpful error message that explains how to manually adjust the URL so that it works, but really you should provide a redirect.

Patrik S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
June 27, 2023

Hello @chrisgj198  and welcome to the community!

Thank you very much for providing your feedback.

I went ahead and raised a feature request to "Redirect logged-off users to the repositories page when accessing public workspaces" which you can find in the following link : 

I would suggest you to add your vote there and also share your use case in the comments of that feature, since this helps both developers and product managers to understand the interest. Also, make sure you add yourself as a watcher in case you want to receive first-hand updates from that ticket. Please note that all features are implemented with this policy in mind.

Thank you, @chrisgj198 !
Patrik S

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Fryske Akademy April 11, 2023

Good to know!

But this scares off people trying to access<workspaceID>, they are immediately presented with a login request.

Would it be an idea to present ..../repositories and/or ..../projects in the login dialogue:

Screenshot from 2023-04-11 11-58-51.png

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