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We need use bitbucket repository for helm repository.

So we have Private bitbucket repository. I created App Password and try to add Bitbuket repository to helm and got the following issue:

# helm repo add helmstore https://ruslanshevchenko:<app_password>
Error: Looks like "https://ruslanshevchenko:<app_password>" is not a valid chart repository or cannot be reached: Failed to fetch https://ruslanshevchenko:<app_password> : 403 Forbidden


Can you provide manual how to correct add Bitbucket repo to helm.

Thank you.

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jredmond Atlassian Team Mar 02, 2019

403 implies that the application password you're using here doesn't have the correct access for that repository.

But if I did git clone - all works fine.

But if I did git clone - all works fine.

Hi! @Ruslan Shevchenko any upate on this?
I'm also trying to get a private bitbucket repository working as Helm repository.

Currently it seems, that it is not possible.

The only way I've found to access raw files is via API:




I think that's the correct way right now.

helm repo add {REPONAME}{USER|ORGANISATION}/{REPOSITORY}/src/master/ --username {USER} --password {APP-PASSWORD}

Above line is working fine for me. Just make sure that charts.yaml is in the root directory of your repository.

Like Sai Sarath Vadlapatla likes this

what URL are you passing when you create the index? 


helm repo index --url <my repo URL}


I just created a new repository. Then:

mkdir charts
helm package {PATH_TO_CHART_1} --destination charts
helm package {PATH_TO_CHART_2} --destination charts
helm package {PATH_TO_CHART_N} --destination charts
helm repo index
git add charts index.yaml
git commit -m 'initial commit'
git push

EDIT: I don't use this anymore, I have switched over to Azure Container Registry. The helm part is still in preview, though.

yeah, the making is the easy part.

Try using it. helm3 spits it back out.

Sorry, I never tried it with helm v3. Back then I used helm v2 because helm v3 was in beta state and it worked fine. As I mentioned before, I moved on to Azure Container Registry, which supports helm repositories in preview (helm v2 and v3, but no git shorthash in chart versions).

@Josef Schabasser 

helm repo add {REPONAME}{USER|ORGANISATION}/{REPOSITORY}/src/master/ --username {USER} --password {APP-PASSWORD}

Thanks for updating the solution for helm repo add via using an app password.
I was looking for a solution from the last week. Finally, I got it.

Like Anish kumar Mourya likes this

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