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Make BitBucket macOS runner auto-start after computer reboot



I'm already using macOS self hosted runners at mac machine, everything works well until computer reboots, after which I need navigate into runner's bin folder and execute the long script, e.g.:

 ./ --accountUuid {13xxxxxxxxx3ae} --repositoryUuid {8fxxxxxxxxx513} --runnerUuid {04xxxxxxxxx1d9} --OAuthClientId yGxxxxxxxxxJxK --OAuthClientSecret ATxxxxxxxxxxA0A --runtime macos-bash --workingDirectory ../temp


I'm looking for a way to make runner auto-start after computer reboot, so that it become ONLINE and able to run pipeline which include building react-native app and testing it on the same mac.

I've already tried to set up it using launchd, and the runner was ONLINE and was able to start build process, but I faced with multiple compilation issues, because launchd is starting runner with root user permissions.

I've reviewed these two posts (Solved: Bitbucket self hosted runner autostart ( and Solved: Start and restart Windows self-hosted runner autom... (, and they didn't give me enough info for my case. 

Could you please propose or share any best practices on how to setup runner auto-start at mac after reboot?



Thank you


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Frank Lichtenheld
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Sep 14, 2023

I used the following plist and it worked fine for me. Note the use of UserName:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
<string>{{ working_dir }}/</string>
<string>{{ BitbucketAccountUuid }}</string>
<string>{{ BitbucketRunnerUuid }}</string>
<string>{{ BitbucketOAuthClientId }}</string>
<string>{{ BitbucketOAuthClientSecret }}</string>
<string>{{ runner_user }}</string>
<string>{{ working_dir }}</string>

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