Unable to get SSL to work in version 5.6


we are running version 5.6, and have a valid .jks file completed.

The bitbucket.properties config for our setup to enable SSL is :


server.ssl.key-alias=xxxxxxx (hidden for sec)
server.ssl.key-store-password=xxxxx(hidden for sec)
server.ssl.key-password=xxxxxx(hidden for sec)


Nice and simple. No. The service fails to start as soon as we enable SSL. In the logs it complains that a port is already in use, which is a false positive as this is not the case as its a standalone server. The logs also states the location for key-store is not the applied one above :

\Atlassian\Bitbucket\5.6.0\app\AtlassianApplicationDataBitbucketsharedconfigssl-keystore (The system cannot find the file specified)

In my mind, the system is not looking for the actual key-file stated above but Im not sure of anything at this stage.

Any help on this would be great as its delaying our deployment to live status.


Many thanks in advance.




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Hi Barney

Sorry to hear you're having issues with setting the HTTPS.

The issue here is that the SpringBoot (the framework used to build Bitbucket since version 5.x) asks to have the path with forward / instead of \ even on Windows.

So in bitbucket.properties you should change the path following way:


 And then restart the instance. After the restart, the HTTPS should work correctly.



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