It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

"Verify Committer" does not work in BitBucket Server 5.4.0

After activating this I can further push commit which are committed as another user via the --author flag of git.

3 answers

0 votes


0 votes
Ana_Retamal Atlassian Team Oct 17, 2017

Hi Torsten, do you mean that you can push, or you can not?


Are you talking about the external plugin (Verify committers) or about the Verify Commit Signature hook in repo settings? Note that the hook will reject all commits that are not signed with a GPG public key, so please make sure the user you're trying to commit on behalf of fulfils this requirement. He also needs to be a know BB user.

If it still doesn't doesn't work, let us know so we can continue helping you.




No I speek about Verify Committer in Repository Hooks of Projekts or Repositories:


It seems that it check only the committer must be the same as the person, which is pushing. But it does not check, if the author is the same as the committer and the pusher.

Bryan Turner Atlassian Team Apr 23, 2019

@Torsten Kleiber

In order to allow for rebase workflows and cherry-picking, the author is intentionally not verified (for exactly the reasons @Sylvie Davies _bit-booster_com_ mentioned below). At the moment, the system doesn't offer a built-in way to configure that check to verify both author and committer.

If this is still something you need, you may want to create a suggestion in the BSERV project at Be sure to describe your use case!

Best regards,
Bryan Turner
Atlassian Bitbucket

As we dont need and for auditing reasons not allowed to do do rebase and cherry picking in the meantime I have written and activated my own add on, which prevent this on pull.

Kind regards

Torsten Kleiber

I think that functionality comes from the free "Verify Committers" add-on.

I encourage you to try my paid add-on instead.   It offers the same functionality and much more:


It's not in the screenshots yet, but it does have these checkboxes:

[x] - Author Must Be Valid

[x] - Committer Must Be Valid

[x] - Committer Must Be Current User


But to your specific requirement of never allowing a person to push commits authored by another user (or stopping users from pretending to be other users in the "author" field), that doesn't really go with Git's design.  What if I want to rebase or amend or squash someone else's commit for whatever reason?   Author value should still be them, but the commit will be a new object, with myself as the committer.

GPG signed commits can be used to further strengthen authorship claims, but of course a rebase would reset those.

If you do like the add-on, feel free to ping me or email me for a coupon code.

I need exactly this functionality. In banking development you have strict permissions, that only the author can commit and he has to be the committer and can only push by himself the change.

Next requirement of our internal and external auditors is to implement, that at least one another user, not the committer (=author) has to review and release the commit.

Your plugin seems not to have this functionality?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Bitbucket

Powering DevOps with Bitbucket Server & Data Center

Hi everyone, The Cloud team recently announced 12 new DevOps features that help developers ship better code, faster   ! While we’re all excited about the new improvements to Bitbucket ...

1,086 views 0 5
Read article

Community Events

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

Find an event

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

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you