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Repo creation using api


In a project with  project key say XXX, is there an api call that can be made to create the repo named "test"? We are currently on bitbucket data center

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Nov 04, 2020

You can use /rest/api/1.0/projects/{projectKey}/repos post to create a new repository. The authenticated user must have project admin permissions in the project you want to create the repository.

Thanks Mikael for the response. Would the entire command be something like this (tried couple options and didnt work yet)


curl -s -u username:password -k --header "Content-Type: application/json" -X PUT"Content-Type: application/json" -X PUT ""

CR is the project key and testtest is the name of the repos

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Nov 04, 2020

From what I can see from the documentation you also have to include scmId which should be set to git. Here is the example in the guide:

    "name": "My repo",
    "scmId": "git",
    "forkable": true,
    "defaultBranch": "main"

Default branch and workable are optional. 

Sorry to hijack this thread, but this is not working for me as I expect it to.

curl - u username:password -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"name": "newrepo", "scmID": "git"}'


Instead creates a repo here:


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