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How to solve "Too many invalid password attempts" when you've tried 'everything'?

When creating a repository using the bitbucket API I am suddenly getting the following error, despite everything working previously:

Error: API Error: 403...Too many invalid password attempts. Log in at to restore access.

 I have tried all the usual, and the suggested elsewhere, methods of overcoming this issue:

  • Go to and log-in again
  • Clear cache, cookies etc. try logging in again at the above URL
  • Create another app password and try again

Is it possible the API error is actually incorrect? One possible explanation is that I may have hit the API too many times in a set period using the app password?

Does anyone have any suggestions?


1 answer

To answer my own question here (yes, I am build_services):

Turns out that I had the app password in two places, and never updated it in one of them 🤦. But the API error is incorrect as logging in at does nothing to help the situation in this case; and the error is brought about not by a frequency of invalid log-in attempts in this cause, but only 1.

The API error should perhaps simply read: 'Incorrect password attempt'.

Maybe youd let us know where these "2 places" actually exist so as to help others???

Please can you let us know the two places where you changed this

Sorry both, you're right, I should have added more detail at the time bc now I'm not 100% sure what those 2 places are. IIRC I had updated my password in `postman` but not in my kubernetes job that was doing the work that postman was simulating, so probably not the answer you are looking for anyway

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