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Sonarqube Community edition branch analysis failing

I am running Sonarqube Community Edition 7.9.1, and I want to run an analysis while passing the branch parameter to Sonar by setting the 


parameter to


as per the documentation


mvn clean install sonar:sonar -Dsonar.projectKey=PROJECT_KEY_SET_UP_ON_SONARQUBE:master -Dsonar.login=TOKEN


However I am getting a 

You're not authorized to run analysis. Please contact the project administrator.

error when running the analysis. The analysis works perfectly well without the :master suffix.


What am I doing wrong? According to the documentation everything should be working...


1 answer


Is it possible that you are lacking one of these permissions in SonarQube?

  • Execute Analysis
  • Create Project

From the error I guess it is the second because running it without the branch suffix might create a new SonarQube project which needs that permission.

Best regards,


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