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Pipeline was paused because Production can only be deployed to from permitted branch pipelines.


I configured deployment restrictions for Bitbucket Pipelines:

  • Environment name: Production
  • Branches allowed to deploy to Production: master

I deploy to production by tagging the master branch with a release tag in bitbucket-pipelines.yml:

- step:
name: Deploy
deployment: production
- echo "deploy to production"

When pushing a release tag to Bitbucket I get this message:

This pipeline was paused because Production can only be deployed to from permitted branch pipelines. 

What am I doing wrong here? Or is it not possible to use tags in combination with deployment restrictions?


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Hi @Mathijs,

I'm afraid that tags cannot be used with deployment restrictions on branches at the moment.

If you have a branch restriction for a deployment, Pipelines will allow this deployment only if it's used in the definition of one of the branches you selected and not in the definition for tags.

We have a feature request to allow restrictions based on tags as well:

If you'd be interested in that, I would suggest that you add your vote in the feature request (by selecting the Vote for this issue link) as the number of votes helps the development team and product managers better understand the demand for new features. You are more than welcome to leave any feedback, and you can also add yourself as a watcher (by selecting the Start watching this issue link) if you'd like to get notified via email on updates.

Implementation of new features is done as per our policy here and any updates will be posted in the feature request.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

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