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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'.

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