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You are accessing Bitbucket from a URL that does not match the configured base URL. You may want to change it.

I see the error message described in the subject, and shown here, with a configuration which is Bitbucket behind a reverse proxy.



Please note this article does not resolve my question.

My configuration is as described for #2, a similar configuration works without errors for my JIRA and Confluence instances.

The only thing I would note with regards to my installation is the file $BITBUCKET_HOME/shared/server.xml does not exist for my default intallation - instead I seem to have $BITBUCKET_HOME/4.8.3/conf/.default-server.xml



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I had the same problem and discovered what was wrong after some hours ...

BITBUCKET_HOME is the data directory (with "plugins", "caches", ...) not the installation directory (with "webapps", "work", ...)

The default value of BITBUCKET_HOME on linux seems to be "/var/atlassian/application-data/bitbucket".


They seem to recommend this in server.xml:

     proxyPort="443" />

however, when using a mod-proxy every other tomcat/Atlassian application recommends to turn http compression off. Not sure if the manual on this topic is actually correct, you might want to try


The experts are arguing over it here:


That did not fix the problem, but thanks for your suggestion.


I am having the exact same issue. I was able to resolve this issue in confluence and jira, but I have spent a couple hours trying different configurations in Apache and bitbucket and nothing seems to work, i tried service-restarting even rebooting, nothing.

I click on the bitbucket logo and it is still taking me to http://localhost:7990  even though I configured bitbucket to default to

I am running Ubuntu 16, mysql5.6, bitbucket 4.6.5

My server file is here too (Strangely because it doesn't match the docs):


Have you had any luck, Richard? 

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Adam Ahmed Atlassian Team Aug 15, 2016

I'm probably not knowledgeable enough to answer your question, but I just wanted to point out you didn't actually ask one. smile It would be good to explicitly define the problem you're having that that document didn't solve so others have enough context to help you out.

Also if you need more hands-on help and you don't find an answer here or in our docs, don't hesitate to open a support ticket at



Ah good point. I fixed that. Thanks.

Are you, perchance, using nginx as the reverse proxy?

If so, have a look at - if not, take note of the following stanzas anyway:

proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_redirect off;

Adding those two to the others that I had already solved it for me

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