Why we need to install PuTTY for BitBucket?

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How PuTTY is helpful with BitBucket? As i am moving my repository to BitBucket with mercurial & my developers will commit using Tortoise Hg then what is the use of PuttY in BitBucket?

Why BitBucket requires to install PuTTY as Step?

You would generally use PuTTY to be able to connect to your repository using SSH.

For example, when you git clone a git:// repository, it's using SSH to connect.

You don't have to use it as you can also access your repository using http/https.

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