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How to get admin access to all repos?

We have a constant issue where administrators don't have default access to new workspaces/repositories. We're using Bitbucket to archive code used for scientific analysis, so it's important that admins have access to all repositories in case someone were to leave. Right now, no repositories are visible unless the person who created it explicitly adds the admins. Is there no way for a company admin to see all the repositories that we're paying to maintain on Bitbucket?

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Caroline R Atlassian Team Aug 10, 2021

Hi, @AHanson

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

Yes, there is a way to give default access to new repositories to admins under a workspace. You can either create a new group or edit an existing one. Please follow the next steps to set this configuration on a group:

  • Open the workspace you want to change 

  • Click on Settings > User groups 

    • In case you would like to create a group, click on Create group 

    • In case you want to edit an existing one, open the group and click on Edit 

  • Then, you will see the following option:


  • "Automatically assign permissions for new repositories (Repositories added to the system will automatically be assigned this permission.)"

  • Select the Admin option and click Confirm

  • After that, all the users under this group will have admin access to new repositories under this workspace

For the existing repositories, you can manually add them to this group by following these steps: 

  • Open the workspace you want to change 
  • Click on Settings > User groups > Open the group you want to edit

  • Click on Add Repository

  • Select all the repositories you want to add to this group and click Confirm

I hope this helps, but do let me know if you have any questions. 

Kind regards,

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