Configuration settings for backing up repositories from Bitbucket.
- Issues are not backed up
SCM Backup supports Bitbucket Cloud (bitbucket.org) only.
Bitbucket Data Center / Bitbucket Server (the self-hosted options) are not supported (and probably never will), here’s an explanation why.
For the basics, please read the Sources section first.
For Bitbucket, the
hoster entry in the config file needs to look like this:
Without authentication, SCM Backup can only backup your public repositories.
In this case, it shows a warning:
To backup your private repositories as well, you need to authenticate:
- To backup a user’s repositories, you need to authenticate with that user.
- To backup a team’s repositories, you need to authenticate with a user who has sufficient permissions to that team’s repositories.
Create an app password for SCM Backup for that user:
In the user’s settings on Bitbucket, go to the App passwords area (
https://bitbucket.org/account/user/YOUR-USERNAME/app-passwords) and create a new app password. Give it at least the following permissions:
- Account: Read
- Repositories: Read
- Issues: Read
- Wikis: Read and write (SCM Backup only needs to read, but there’s no separate “just read” permission)
Put the username and the app password into the
passwordproperties of the source in the config file.
sources: - title: some_title hoster: bitbucket type: org name: your_team_name authName: your_user_name password: your_app_password
This will backup the repositories of the team
your_team_name, but authenticate with the user
your_user_nameand the app password.