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How to delete a workspace

I have a workspace with two members but no repositories. It's in my name, so I assume that makes me the "owner" or whatever similar concept, but I don't see a way to delete it. The documentation contains a link that purports to describe how to do this, but it links to a Confluence page that either doesn't exist or that I don't have access to.

How do I delete a workspace?

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Patrick Wolf Atlassian Team Jul 23, 2020

Hi, everyone. 

We are working on this and it is due to backwards compatibility of our APIs. 

This is a holdover from the original architecture of Bitbucket. Originally Bitbucket was focused on users collaborating on code projects together and it has grown into teams and organizations collaborating on a large set of shared repositories. All repositories were originally owned by individual users.
Teams were introduced in 2012 so that Teams could share repositories but we still allowed individual users to own repositories, too.
Earlier this year, we introduced Workspaces as a single model of repository ownership. All repositories now belong to Workspaces. To implement this migration from user and team ownership to workspaces we needed to maintain backward compatibility for a time. Therefore, every existing user owns their own workspace. This workspace contains every repository that the user individually owned previously.
We also create a new workspace for every new user due to backwards compatibility of our APIs. The /teams and /users api endpoints still exist but are now deprecated by the /workspaces endpoint. These legacy endpoints assume that every user has a workspace. When we turn off these endpoints at the end of this year then users will no longer require a workspace and can delete their old workspaces.

You should be able to delete any Workspace later this year when we turn off these APIs.


Any news on when deleting this default/compatibility workspace will be possible?
As of now it appears to still not be possible...

Best regards

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It's still not possible to delete these workspaces.

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Would like to know if this is possible yet

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Is it possible to delete them yet? Apparently I can't delete my account thanks to the workspaces, which seem to have attained god mode somehow.

Like Mateusz Kuleszewicz likes this

seems still not possible :/ 

Any updates on this issue ?

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ababalola I'm New Here Mar 24, 2022

Updates please?

LEE YERIM I'm New Here Apr 11, 2022

Is there any scheduled update on this?

Admin I'm New Here May 22, 2022

need it too

For the workspace with your account name and username as the Worksapce name and Workspace ID, it should be kind of default workspace that cannot be deleted, as it does not provide the delete button.

However, for other workspaces that you have admin right, there should be a "Delete workspace" button under Workspace settings.


Steps to delete a workspace:

  1. Click "Your profile and settings" on the bottom left corner 
  2. Click "All Workspaces" 
  3. Choose a workspace to be deleted
  4. Click "Settings"
  5. Click "Delete workspace"
  6. Click "Delete worksapce" again when confirmation page is shown*
  7. Click "Delete" when a confirmation pop-up is opened**
  8. Workspace deletion done!


* You will see "Deleting your workspace ${your_workspace_id} is permanent."

** You will see "This is a destructive operation. Delete workspace?"



Hi, we know that but our issue is that we don't have that option for our workspace even if we are the owner and the only member of that workspace.
You can check my answer above

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If the workspace with my username is default and not removable, that likely addresses the original issue I posted here. If I can't delete the unused workspace that's unfortunate, but oh well.

The underlying issue for me is a bit different. I had another user as a member of this "workspace" before it became a "workspace." They are permanently listed with a tile on the Members tab. I can go to Settings > Users on plan and remove them (which I've done). It says I have 1 user under plan details (me). But this person is still listed as a member on the members tab along with me. Do they have access or not? Who can say.

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This is the underlying reason why I wanted to delete this workspace in the first place; however I also don't use it and wish I didn't have to see it forever in any case. Since the users with access were ambiguous I had to remove all my repositories from this area anyway.

I have the same issue here, we moved our repo to another workspace.
At the moment I'm the admin and the only member of this workspace but I can't leave it or delete it.


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Deleted user May 01, 2021

I am so glad it is not just me finding it confusing. I just came over from Github and created eight workspaces in swift succession: so okay, maybe I should have read the documentation more carefully but the  main 'new account' prompt is 'create a workspace' - so now I want to delete the spares but there is no master list where you can delete them?! When you log into them there is no delete button - i hate it.

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Click on personal setting option below all workspaces ,in personal setting  page you will get delete account : )

But I don't want to delete the whole account, just the "private" workspace that was added to each account as a compatibility measure.

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I have the same issue here,

@Learn to use  Unfortunately, I did not find delete works space option while following your steps . can you shows some screenshot please?

Anybody got an answer?

No, not me at least.

=( atlassian becomes very difficult to use and not user-friendly...

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I also tried to delete main workspace but didn't find delete but i create dummy workspace and was able to delete it.  Also I am not sure does bitbucket comes with default workspace? However, If you wanna delete newly created you can delete by going to your profile 

  1. Click on your profile 
  2. Click on All Workspace 
  3. Click on workspace you wanted delete 
  4. Delete workspace done 

Thanks @Learn to use but I have no problems with new workspaces, only with old ones

It's possible this is some kind of "default" workspace that I can't remove. Given it is private and has no repositories and only 1 member (myself), it seems like I should be able to do this. Interestingly, when I go to the left bottom nav and choose "All workspaces" it lists 2 members, but when I manage it, it lists only one. Seems permanent for now.

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