How to restrict bitbucket server to user+IP

Use case: We have developers in training at our office. They need access to source code so  we'll assign them a PC from which they can pull/push from/to bitbucket server. For security reasons this PC is the only one they can use to work with the source code

Issue: These developers can still go to a different PC and access the source code from bitbucket, since their credentials allow access, as needed per the use case

Question 1: Is there a way we can restrict bitbucket access (both push and pull) for a userid+IP combination: in this way these developers would be able to access the code because they're allowed to (user restriction) but only from the restricted PC (adding IP to authorization)

Question 2: Any other was we can solve the issue in the use case


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Adam Ahmed Atlassian Team Nov 10, 2016

There's nothing in Bitbucket itself to help with this out of the box, but I can think of a few options:

- download the Atlassian Supported SAML add-on, and only let them log in through SAML (don't let them know what their internal password is).

- Use a third-party add-on like Kerberos to handle it

- write a plugin that implements a <servlet-filter> to reject access to certain users from certain IPs on each request. You might have to do something special for SSH - not sure. Maybe an AuthenticationHandler would work too. E.g. an AuthenticationSuccessHandler might be able to log them out if their IP is bad? 

Best of luck!


Thanks Adam.

  • About  authentication tools, we use crowd. Is Atlassian crowd able help here, do you know?
  • About AuthebticationSuccessHandler, could you provide an example of implementation?
Adam Ahmed Atlassian Team Nov 10, 2016

I'm not sure if there's anything in Crowd that would help, sorry. is something I think you could use. You can pull the user out of the context ( and then look up the approved IPs for that user. If they don't match, you log them out. I think that might work? But actually I'm no expert on this and could be completely wrong.

Another option might be to look at com.atlassian.bitbucket.internal.ssh.server.DefaultSshAuthenticationHandler in the source code (you can download this if you've purchased a license), and preempt it with an SshAuthenticationHandler of your own that does the same thing, but also checks for IPs before succeeding (and explicitly fails/throws if the IP doesn't match so that the DefaultSshAuthenticationHandler doesn't get a chance to try).

Sorry I can't give you more detailed help - I'm not the best person to be answering this question, I just thought I'd tell you what I know.

Thanks Adam. It's not resolving my issue, but it's the best lead I have.

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