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How to setup codeoweners in bitbucket cloud

I would like to setup a codeowners.

We are using bitbucket cloud.


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We're considering to move our code to Gitlab because of this...

With radio silence from Atlassian for over 2 years on this topic I'm not hopeful, but I would really be interested in knowing the state of this ask as well.  The ability to assign different required approvers based on specialty or at a file level is quite desirable.

This is also something my team is trying to do, "codeowner" is the term Github uses. If Bitbucket could support the same format of file that'd be awesome

Are there any roadmap plans to support this? We also really need this feature which has been in github for multiple years.

Any updates from bitbucket folks on this? Just trying to get an idea if it's being considered or whether I need to start looking at alternative providers. Thanks.

Hi BitBucket team,


Can we have a reply on this? Code owner is such a core feature that other major VCS platforms all support.

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Jul 26, 2018

Hi Archana, welcome to the Community!

Can you elaborate a bit more what do you mean by 'setting up a codeowner' exactly?

Are you familiar with Bitbucket Cloud permissions? Is that something that would help you?

Best regards,


Hi Ana,

Thank you for the response.

My requirement is that whenever any developer raise the pull request it should pop up with default reviewers.

There is one feature called default reviewers which is at the repo level.

I want to set default reviewers as more granular level.

To begin with at folder level.

e.g. I have one repo called Test and it contains backend and front-end code.

Now i need one set of reviewers for backend and other set of reviewers for the front-end. 



Thank You,


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I would like to know the answer to this as well. Github has had this feature for 2 years, and it looks like there's a plugin available for Bitbucket Server.

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Indeed, it's sad to not have this feature for so long, big companies cannot work properly in Bitbucket with the monorepo trend because of this.

Hey @Ana Retamal I linked this on a different thread, but I think people are basically looking for Bitbucket to support the same thing Github does here - it's more about finding who would be the expert on that section of the codebase and be included in the review, not about limiting access


Ideally the same format so a repo could easily be moved from Github to Bitbucket

I concur - this is a much-needed feature and it's important enough that it should be considered an important differentiator between providers. For what it's worth, this plugin for Bitbucket Server (not Cloud) seems to add the needed features. Bitbucket - can you buy this from them and add to the Cloud product? 😅

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