Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

SFTP deploy - permissions denied (cannot write) pipeline status successfull

Hi, I'm trying to connect to SFTP using this pipeline: I a total newbie to pipelines and I couldn't figure it out. I have two questions:

  1. Why I have permission to write new files but not to overwrite existing (the result is 0 sized file) and not create directories?
  2. Why it returns "successful"? It has "deleted" all files I have changed, doesn't have permission to write - I would like to see big fail notice.

Thanks for your help in advance

My code here:

   - step:
       name: Deploy to staging
       deployment: staging
         - pipe: atlassian/sftp-deploy:0.5.5
             USER: '$FTP_USERNAME'
             SERVER: ''
             REMOTE_PATH: '/wp-content/themes/getmanta-portal/'
             PASSWORD: '$FTP_PASSWORD'
             EXTRA_ARGS: '-P 2222 -oStrictHostKeyChecking=false'


The result looks like this:

Permissions denied:

And when I tried to deploy to an empty folder it wasn't able to recreate the file

3 answers

Any bitbucket official person please take a look into this issue. I am also stuck in such senario when I tried to push changes to WPEngine through sftp pipeline I'm getting same issues like above permission denied

I am still having this problem. I can not copy new folder which doesn't exists on server. I am trying to upload fresh copy so there is not folder -subfolder on server. How to resolve this issue? I am able to transfer files but not folder.


Sounds like I'm having a nearly identical experience. Except my files don't seem to be emptied/deleted like @kybernaut , just no change.


Trying to use BitBucket Pipelines SFTP to deploy to WPEngine.

The SFTP credentials work fine when using them in a FTP client like macOS Transmit.

But when using them with…

- pipe: atlassian/sftp-deploy:0.5.5

 …I get similar logs to @kybernaut :

  • remote open(FILE): Permission denied
  • Uploading of file FILE to FILE failed!
  • Couldn't setstat on FILE: Permission denied

Then the last lines are…

Transferred: sent 22608, received 15408 bytes, in 17.8 seconds
Bytes per second: sent 1266.9, received 863.4
debug1: Exit status 0
✔ Deployment finished. 

…but nothing on the server has changed 😐.


My bitbucket-pipelines.yml

max-time: 5

image: atlassian/default-image:2

- step: &Build-frontend-assets
name: Build Front end CSS and JS assets
- node
image: node:14.1.0
- npm install
- npm run start
- wp-content/themes/*/assets/**
- step: &Deploy-SFTP
name: Deploy via SFTP
- pipe: atlassian/sftp-deploy:0.5.5

- step: *Build-frontend-assets
- step:
<<: *Deploy-SFTP
deployment: staging
- step:
<<: *Deploy-SFTP
deployment: production
trigger: manual 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Bitbucket

Git push size limits are coming to Bitbucket Cloud starting April 4th, 2022

Beginning on April 4th, we will be implementing push limits. This means that your push cannot be completed if it is over 3.5 GB. If you do attempt to complete a push that is over 3.5 GB, it will fail...

3,482 views 3 10
Read article

Atlassian Community Events