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bitbucket-pipeline user permissions to write to master Edited



I want to give the bitbucket-pipelines user permissions to write to master. It should be allowed to push commits and tags. But, it's not possible to select the bitbucket-pipelines user in the Write access dropdown under Settings|Workflow|Branch Permissions even though the user exists and can write if I give Everybody permissions.

* e2e40b8 (HEAD -> master, tag: v0.1.2, origin/master, origin/HEAD) v0.1.2 bitbucket-pipelines, 9 minutes ago
* 66fc994 Merged in STOR-314-demo-branch (pull request #29) Anders Janmyr, 75 minutes ago
| * ea873c7 STOR-

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How can I give permissions to the bitbucket-pipelines user while denying everyone else?

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Same problem. Still not possible. Seems like an easy solution, but still takes time for some reason? :/ Atlassian please!

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Hi Anders,

that is not necessary. Bitbucket Pipelines is preconfigured to push back to Git by default. There no need for further configuration :-) 

Take a look at this page in the documentation.



Hi Max,

I seem to be having the same issue that Anders described.  Merges to master were successfully committing version # updates as part of the repository bitbucket-pipeline.  I restricted write access about a week ago, and now the automagic commits are rejected.  I didn't change any other build settings or scripts in between, just the branch permissions.

I would like

  1. any and every code change (by a person) to go through a Pull Request in order to get to the master branch
  2. automated code changes (by bitbucket-pipelines) to be allowed without review

As far as I have been able to find, I can only have one or the other of these; currently I cannot get both.  It seemed logical to me (and apparently also to Anders) to simply grant write access to the user 'bitbucket-pipelines' in order to achieve desired item #2 above.  But this user doesn't appear in the selection auto-fill and isn't allowed to be manually edited, so I'm stuck.


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I have the exact same problem. I am looking for a precise solution for how to achieve this:

  1. Every code change (by a person) to go through a Pull Request in order to get to the master branch
  2. Automated code changes (by bitbucket-pipelines) to be allowed without review

This sounds like a common pattern. Atlassian, please give us a solution for this.

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I'm also having exactly the same problem, no solution yet!

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I have the same need to require devs to push via PR but allow the pipeline to push directly. I followed the steps in that document, even tried creating an OAuth consumer, but still getting permission denied.

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I have the same problem

Like Svein Are Grønsund likes this

Same issue here. I really don't want to give everyone write permission to the branch responsible for pushing out builds, but guess I have to.

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