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How can we allow pipeline to commit directly to master through permissions?

I've seen a question on this before ( but didn't see an answer that helped.


We are trying to use a pipeline to compile our react code and then commit/push it back into master, the only issue is we don't allow anyone to commit directly to master so this also prevents the bitbucket-pipelines user from committing directly to master. 

In this case we do want the bitbucket-pipelines user to be the ONLY one that can commit directly to master. As of right now we are committing to a new branch and then manually making a PR then approvals have to be done with multiple people then we can merge it into master.

Any fixes/ ideas would be great, Thanks!

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Take a look at this approach :)

Yeah we did pretty much this, we had to make a bot account and then use ssh. Thanks!

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@Clayton Bailey Could you describe in detail what you did?

I am trying to follow the instructions from (section "SSH Key pair managed with variables") where I:

  • Have made a new BitBucket-account for "the bot"
  • Have created an SSH-key for this account, and added the public part into BitBucket (personal settings for that user)
  • base64-version of the private key is added as repository-variable
  • In pipelines I ensure that the private-key exists correctly here: "



  1. If I use SSH-version for "git origin", I get "Permission denied (publickey)".
  2. If I don't I get "bitbucket-pipelines" as author (default).
  3. If I use "git config / git config" to point to "the bot"-account, it looks great in the git-log, but it fails "branch-permissions". 

Turned out that my generated key had a password, created new key without password, and it worked great with SSH-mode.

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