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Install SSH key via command line?

I'd like to do something like 'ssh-copy-id' to place my SSH public key into bitbucket. I'm using ansible to set up a host, which has several steps that clone bitbucket repositories. Prior to that one needs to install the public SSH key into bitbucket. I'd like to automate this in ansible. Having a way to install the SSH key via the command line for bitbucket would allow this to be automated. Is this possible?

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Jun 23, 2014

Hi Tom,

Browsing through the BitBucket API docs, this is not listed as a possible call. I'd say that this is not possible to achieve.

Check more details.


Thanks for the pointer! I can retrieve my ssh-keys by doing this:

curl -u tekberg> /tmp/c

In /tmp/c it has a list of dicts with keys "pk", "key" and "label". This way I can see if an ssh-key needs to be added or not.

When I try to add a new ssh-key:

curl -d - -X POST -u tekberg<<END

key: "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQCgyRWiWhqoyanMeVWO0w522yK7lxVLKTR45u8LJ5R4HwRlVCqqx\




FdpZBz tekberg@apps3"

label: ""


(Note: the key: is all in one line. The label is on the next line.)

I get the following HTML:

<ul class="errorlist"><li>key<ul class="errorlist"><li>This field is required.</li></ul></li></ul>

I think it is saying that the key field is required. Obviously I'm not specifying that field properly. I tried another variation with the keys quoted - "key" and "label" - with the same result.

I think I'm pretty close. Can you tell me how to properly specify the 'key' field?

I would check out

for the formatting. Looks like the API now supports this. 

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