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How to you create a webhook through the API that disables SSL?


This does not explain how to create a webhook that disables SSL verification though it offers it on the UI.  

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Oct 15, 2019

Hi William, welcome to the Community.

According to the labels you added to the post and the link you sent us, seems like you're using Bitbucket Cloud, so my following response is based on that. If you're using a different platform let us know. 

First of all let me say that not all the features that are available via the UI are achievable using the API.

Secondly, can you share with us what are you trying to accomplish? Do you mean that you don't want to use HTTPS? Using HTTP is not possible, also note that using HTTP would mean that your connections would be less secure.

Let us know if there's anything else you need!

Best regards,


Further thinking into your question made me wonder if you were referring to skipping the certificate verification option:

When you create a webhook, Bitbucket provides the Skip certificate verification option, which allows you to disable certificate verification when sending event payload requests to the webhook URL.


You may want to use this option if you receive webhooks at an HTTPS endpoint that's using a self-signed SSL certificate. However, because self-signed certificates are inherently not secure, we strongly advise that you don't disable certificate verification unless:

  • You can't install a valid SSL certificate that a public certificate authority has signed, AND
  • You're not concerned about the security of your webhooks.


If possible, we recommend that you don't disable certificate verification. Obtaining an SSL certificate from a trusted certificate authority is the only way to be confident during the initial key exchange that both parties are who they say they are. That way, you know that the data Bitbucket sends you is encrypted properly with the public key from your certificate, and not someone else's. 

You can read more about that at Manage webhooks.

If that's what you want, this is not documented in our API documentation but you can still access this setting using

Let us know,


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