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I cannot create a read only ssh key

Hello guys,

I'm trying to add a read only ssh key for a repository. I'm pretty sure there was an option when adding a ssh key to be read only but I cannot find it anymore. Do you now where is the option? If it was removed, any reason?

Thank you,

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Nov 10, 2020

Hi Pierluigi, thanks for reaching out!

Seems like you might be referring to access keys. It's possible to create access keys to allow a user or service to authenticate when pulling or cloning a repository over SSH, doing it in read-only mode. The way you'd create the SSH key is the same way as you'd create it for your account, but the following steps differ. You can find the instructions in the article Add access keys.

Let us know if that's what you were looking for :) 

Best regards,


Hi Ana,

yes you are right. I'm referring to access keys. But If I go into the repository -> Repository Settings -> Access keys -> Add key, I cannot find the option read only. Here it is a screenshot. And after adding the Access key I cannot find a way to make it read only. I remember there was a checkbox to set the key as read only but I cannot find it anymore. 

Thank you,
Screenshot from 2020-11-10 17-13-37.png

Hi Ana, 


any news about this issue? I cannot find the option "read only"


Thank you,



Oh ok, my bad. The access key is automatically read-only, I've got it.


Thank you

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