ed25519 ssh key support ?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Invalid SSH Key

Does Bitbucket support ed25519 SSH keys ? If not, do you plan to? If so, when?

Thanks, Dariush (dariushmm)

2 answers

1 vote

Bitbucket.org has had ed25519 support since August 2016.

Okay, let me be a little bit more specific; Bitbucket Server (formerly known as Stash) does not support ed25519.

Hi @Bruno Thomsen, it looks like Bitbucket Server added support for this in May 2017.

Just retested it with our Bitbucket Server v5.4.1 instance and can confirm that ed25519 SSH keys now works.

Very nice.

Looking at the Atlassian documentation for Bitbucket it looks like their SSH implementation is 2 decades old since it's completely missing elliptic curve cryptography. So no support for ecdsa and ed25519 which is very sad, since I was counting on ed25519 support.

Just in case you are interested; GitLab has ed25519 support.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Jun 12, 2018 in Bitbucket

Do you use any Atlassian products for your personal projects?

After spinning my wheels trying to get organized enough to write a book for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) I took my affinity for Atlassian products from my work life and decided to tr...

31,334 views 26 12
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you