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Prevent users accidentally from creating public repos

Joseph Lamoree November 17, 2022

I've seen a few questions from years back about applying permissions to restrict a user from accidentally creating a public repository, and they have been unanswered or the answer was that this is not possible in Bitbucket Cloud.

Is it still not possible to prevent users in a Bitbucket Cloud workspace from accidentally creating public repositories? The user group permissions selector I see only supports restricting whether a user can create a repository, not its privacy. Is the workaround to set the private flag on projects, and then ask that users not create new projects? 

Thank you.

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November 21, 2022

Hey Joseph,

Unfortunately, the ability to restrict the creation of public repositories is still in the works and is being tracked here:

Please feel free to "Watch" this ticket for future updates and "Vote" for it to increase its visibility with regard to customer demand.

At this stage - private projects will prevent users from creating public repositories within them. If you want to ensure users aren't creating projects - you can ensure that users are in the appropriate user groups (ie not given admin access to do so).


- Ben (Bitbucket Cloud Support)

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