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Unable to re-add a SSH key to BitBucket

I cleaned up the SSH keys in my profile:

Werner van der Merwe REMOVED an SSH key 2018-08-06 ·

Turns out I still need this as part of an existing pipeline, so I cannot create a new key for that user, and I desperately need this user to have access to the repos again.

When I try and re-add the key, it gives me the: "Someone has already added that key as an access key to a repository." error.

How can I either clear the history around this key, or be able re-add the key again?


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Same here. I had some issues pushing my repo to Bitbucket so I created it fresh: cloned from BB as an empty repo, and copied all my stuff from the old location to the new repo. Now when I want to add my key, "someone" has already added that, even though there is nothing in my list of keys on BB. I guess I should just generate a new key pair and be done with it.

Same thing happened with me. I tried to delete my ssh key from the repository and add it to my user settings so that I could get read/write access, like suggested in this StackOverflow answer, but then BitBucket complains with the message of "Someone has already added that key as an access key to a repository.".

I know this worked in the past so I conclude that this might be a bug. Im having the same issue at the moment

Same here! :(

Same thing happened to me. I'm unable to use bitbucket at all.

Same thing happened to me. 

Same here as of Aug 30th 2019.

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