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Bitbucket Integration

You can integrate a project in YouTrack with VCS repositories that are hosted on

A Bitbucket integration enables the following features in YouTrack:


  • YouTrack is accessible to inbound connections. Specifically, you need to make sure that your network doesn't block connections between your VCS server and YouTrack.

  • The account that you use to connect to Bitbucket is either the owner of the repository or has admin-level access to the repository. This is the user account whose login and password are used for authentication. If you use an account that does not have admin-level access to the repository, you encounter an unable to perform operation error.

Connect to a Bitbucket Repository

The first step is to establish a connection between a project and YouTrack and a repository in Bitbucket. To connect with Bitbucket, you need to enter the credentials for your Bitbucket account. This authentication grants YouTrack access to the repository based on the access that is granted to your account in Bitbucket.

The form that you use to set up the integration accepts either the password for your Bitbucket account or an app password. We strongly recommend that you use an app password.

To connect to a Bitbucket repository:

  1. Open the Administration > VCS Integrations page in YouTrack.

  2. Click the New VCS Integration button.

    • The New VCS Integration dialog opens.

      new Bitbucket VCS integration

  3. From the YouTrack project list, select the name of the project that you want to integrate with the VCS repository.

  4. For the Server type, select Bitbucket.

  5. Paste the URL that points to your Bitbucket repository into the Repository URL input field.

  6. Enter the login and password for the Bitbucket account.

    The Password input field accepts either the password for your Bitbucket account or an app password.

    To create an app password, click the Create an app password link to access your account in Bitbucket. Your app password for this integration requires the following permissions:




    Read, Admin

    Pull requests





    Read and write

  7. Click the Save button.

    • Your YouTrack project is integrated with the selected repository in Bitbucket.

    • Commits from the Bitbucket repository that reference an issue in the project are displayed in the activity stream of the referenced issue.

    • The sidebar displays additional settings for configuring the VCS integration.

      Bitbucket integration settings

    To learn more about these settings, see Integration Settings.

Integration Settings

By default, the VCS integration processes changes that are committed to the repository by any user in any branch. Any user who has access to the issue in YouTrack can view these changes in the issue activity stream.

If you only want to process changes by specific users in designated branches or restrict the visibility of VCS changes in YouTrack, you can customize the integration settings. Use following settings to customize the integration:




Displays the path to the repository in the integrated version control system.

If needed, you can edit the location of the repository after you have set up the integration. For instructions, see Edit Repository Settings.

YouTrack project

Sets the project in which the VCS integration is active. You can switch the integration to update issues in another project without having to add a new integration.


Restricts the ability to update issues with commands in commit messages to members of the specified group. VCS changes from users who are not members of the selected group are still attached to related issues, but any commands that are specified in their commits are ignored.

Monitored branches

Stores the names of the branches that you want to monitor for changes. For Bitbucket integrations, use the short name instead of the fully qualified name of the branch.

  • Use + to include a branch.

  • Use - exclude a branch.

  • Use * as a wildcard. This placeholder matches one or more characters in a string. For example, to include all feature branches, use:


  • To monitor all branches, leave the input field empty.

If the address that you entered as the Repository URL when you connected to Bitbucket points to a specific branch, this branch is automatically added to the list of monitored branches when you set up the connection.

Parse commits for issue comments

When enabled, specific segments of commit message text are copied to issues as comments. When you copy parts of the commit message to the issue as comments, you can trigger @mention notifications and expose information to users who don't have access to VCS changes.

This setting does not affect how commit messages are shown in VCS changes. The entire commit message, including commands and issue comments, is always shown as part of the VCS change record in the activity stream.

You should only enable this option when:

  • You want to mention other users in your commit messages and generate notifications when the text is copied to an issue comment.

  • You restrict the visibility for VCS changes and want to make commit-related information visible to external users as comments.

To learn more about how YouTrack processes commit messages, see Apply Commands in VCS Commits.

VCS changes visibility

Restricts the visibility of VCS changes to one or more groups of users in YouTrack. When unrestricted, the list of VCS changes is visible to any user who has permission to read issues in the project.


Condition — References to issues in VCS commits are not shown as VCS changes in YouTrack.



The webhooks in the integrated VCS don't exist, are disabled, or are otherwise malformed.

Check the webhooks in the settings for your VCS repository. Make sure that the webhooks exist and that they are enabled.

If you suspect that there is a problem with a webhook, delete or disable it in the settings for your VCS and set up a new VCS integration in YouTrack.

Condition — Commands that are specified in VCS commits are not applied to issues in YouTrack.



The users who commit changes to the repository are not members of the Committers group in the integration settings.

Either add the committers to the specified group in YouTrack or modify the selection in the integration settings.

The users who commit changes to the repository do not have permission to update issues in the connected project.

Either add these users to the project team or grant them a role in the project that includes the Read Issue and Update Issue permissions.

YouTrack can't find a user account that matches the author of the commit message.

The user must either use the same email address for their accounts in both YouTrack and Bitbucket or add the value that is stored as the nickname in their Bitbucket profile to the list of VCS user names in their Hub accounts.

For more information, see Match Commit Authors and YouTrack Users.

Condition — YouTrack returns the error unable to perform operation when you try to establish a connection with a Bitbucket repository. Follow the instructions below to resolve the problem.



The login and password that are used for authentication with Bitbucket belong to a user who is not the owner of the repository and does not have admin-level access. This integration uses webhooks, which can only be created by the owner of the repository and other users who are granted admin access.

Access the User and group access settings for your repository and grant admin access to the user you are using to authenticate with Bitbucket. You can also grant admin access to a group where this user is a member.

Alternatively, use the login and password of an account that is already granted admin access in the repository.

Last modified: 16 March 2020