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How to checkout Bitbucket Git-LFS repo via Jenkins?


Sorry if this is a Jenkins question. However, I figured I'm NOT the first one to do this so I'll ask here too.

I have a Git LFS setup on our Bitbucket server, and can clone it on my Mac since I'm the owner.

Now I'm trying to set this up so a Jenkins job can clone the repo, and so on the SCM section I have

Repository URL:
Credentials: uernamePwCreds

It can get to the repo fine, but when it tries to checkout a Git-LFS file, it gets the following access error. See the Permission denied (publickey) error on last line.

FATAL: Could not checkout 104e35fb26dc1d3ed1689523cccb6e97829c0feb
hudson.plugins.git.GitException: Command "git checkout -f 104e35fb26dc1d3ed1689523cccb6e97829c0feb" returned status code 128:
stderr: Downloading MarcomLite/lib/jets3t-0.6.1/cockpit-0.6.1.jar (144 KB)
Error downloading object: MarcomLite/lib/jets3t-0.6.1/cockpit-0.6.1.jar (716be41): Smudge error: Error downloading MarcomLite/lib/jets3t-0.6.1/cockpit-0.6.1.jar (716be4107b362e413dc1ae29dc88e9b79e680def2c725ecc2d73268c4ea66e75): batch request: Permission denied (publickey).: exit status 255

How do I setup the "Git-LFS-specific" level authentication? I don't want to use a Jenkinsfile for now, but will probably do that later.

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jun 22, 2018

What do you get in return when running ssh git-lfs-authenticate "repository" download

Jenkins error code 128 indicate that it is using the wrong ssh key when trying to connect to Bitbucket.

Thanks. I created a Jenkins pipeline instead, and it did the trick. That's what we are using anyway.

I have the same issue with a regular Jenkins job, but changing to a pipeline didn't help. Manually running ssh git-lfs-authenticate "myrepo" download also failed with the same Permission denied (publickey) error.

We have an older Bitbucket Server (v4.3.2), what were you using, Chris? Perhaps I just need a server upgrade.

Can we get an update on this request.

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