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How to use bitbucket cloud APIs ?

Bitbucket cloud APIs have a good documentation, but I could not find a comprehensive examples showing how to make authenticated calls to those APIs.

My requirement is very simple.  As a bitbucket cloud admin for a given workspace, I would like to get a list of all the repos the workspace has.

I would like to be able to do this from my python backend (a simple script & nothing else). There is no user interaction involved in this case.  Now having gone through the documentation & a bunch of online resources, it appears that there are a few ways to get authentication tokens, which is (obviously) the first step to be able to call any other APIs.

Here are a few things I'm struggling with & would really appreciate any inputs around the same : (PS: pointing me to the right resources would also be great help. Don't necessarily need direct spoon fed answers :) )

  1. What's the difference between the different tokens? On Bitbucket cloud I can see App Tokens & Oauth Consumers. Which one is the one to be used in my case above? And with each, what should be the respective header value?

  2. What's the endpoint to which the call needs to be made? For example to get a list of the all repos in the given workspace, for which I am an admin, would it be<my_workspace_name_here> or would it be<my_workspace_name_here>/2.0/repositories/ or would it be something else? 

  3. There is this official python lib from Atlassian which does seem to talk about how to get the authentication done for Bitbucket cloud using the app password, something like using the below:

    bitbucket_app_pw = Cloud(

and then the corresponding API call to list the repos seems to be 


but the bitbucket Cloud object (in this case bitbucket_app_pw), obtained from the former snippet above, does not seem to have the project_list method at all. Am I missing something here?

2 answers

About the part of your question concerning project_list(): you need to get a workspace object in order to get a list of projects.

So you could do something like this:


and you would get a generator for project objects.

This has been working for me using the app-password authentication you mentioned in #3.


About #2, the endpoint you should be using is:<my_workspace_name_here> 

curl -u username:app_password<my_workspace_name_here>


I don't know about #1.

Hello , by using the username and app password as @Marie-Hélène Touchette suggests, you are able to eliminate the need for an access token. This does not directly answer your question#1, but it may help. See the App passwords section of the Authentication Methods page.

For example, if your workspace is companyname, your username is prospero , and the app password you created is a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8, then you can retrieve the list of repositories in this manner.


curl -u prospero:a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8


import requests
import json

r = requests.get('', auth=('prospero', 'a1b2c3d4e5f6g7h8'))
print(json.dumps(r.json(), indent=4))

Of course, you will want to use more sophisticated code. These are just quick examples.

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