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trying to set the repository generate by api as private is_private : true with no success


Hi Guys

trying to set the repository generate by api as private

is_private : true  with no success ... im using OAUTH .... 

tried to create repo and update (post and put) with no success 

with POST

curl --request POST \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer ${token}' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--data '{ "scm": "git", "is_private": "true" }'

with PUT

curl --request PUT \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer ${token}' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--data '{ "scm": "git", "is_private": "true" }'


I see that there is already question on this with no answer ...


Thanks Eyal


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Norbert C Atlassian Team Jan 10, 2022

Hi @Eyal David ,

It's Norbert here from the other Community question :)

I would like to inform you the reason why the repository creation is failing is because the "-H "Content-Type: application/json" flag is missing from your call. This flag is needed as we need to specify the content type. 

Can I ask you to do an API call like this and let me know if it creates you a private repository?

curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer token" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"scm": "git", "is_private": true, "fork_policy": "no_public_forks"}'

 Please let me know how it goes, Eyal.

Best Regards,
Atlassian Bitbucket Cloud Support

@Norbert C Thank you very much worked like a charm !!!

Norbert C Atlassian Team Jan 13, 2022

You're welcome, I'm glad to hear I was able to help :)

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