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How to configure an 'app password' in Jenkins?


We've been using BitBucket for our git repository and Jenkins (v2.204) for our CI build engine.  This month our builds began failing with this error message:

10:41:16 stderr: remote: Because your Atlassian account admin requires single sign-on, you'll need to authenticate with an app password. Create an app password at

I have created an "app password" for our CI user account and I attempted to configure that new pwd into Jenkins but now our builds are failing with this message:

10:52:35 using GIT_ASKPASS to set credentials BitBucket app password for solu-dev
10:52:35  > git fetch --tags --progress +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
10:52:36 ERROR: Error fetching remote repo 'origin'
10:52:36 hudson.plugins.git.GitException: Failed to fetch from
10:52:36 	at hudson.plugins.git.GitSCM.fetchFrom(

So clearly, I didn't configure Jenkins properly.  Does anyone know how it should be done?

Thanks, Bryan

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Hi @Bryan Basham Did you end up figuring this out?

I switched from the `https` to `git` scheme and installed a private key.  That solved it.

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