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Bitbucket Logo
Type of site
Collaborative version control
Available inEnglish, German, Russian, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Created byJesper Noehr
RegistrationRequired with optional OpenID
Launched2008; 13 years ago (2008)
Current statusOnline
Written inPython

Bitbucket is a Git-based source code repository hosting service owned by Atlassian. Bitbucket offers both commercial plans and free accounts with an unlimited number of private repositories.


Bitbucket Cloud

Bitbucket Cloud (previously known as Bitbucket) is written in Python using the Django web framework.[1]

Bitbucket is mostly used for code and code review. Bitbucket supports the following features:

  • Pull requests with code review and comments[2]
  • Bitbucket Pipelines,[3] a continuous delivery service
  • 2 step verification and required two step verification[4][5]
  • IP whitelisting[5]
  • Merge Checks[6]
  • Code search (Alpha)[7]
  • Git Large File Storage (LFS)[8]
  • Documentation, including automatically rendered README files in a variety of Markdown-like file formats
  • Issue tracking[9]
  • Wikis[10]
  • Static sites hosted on Bitbucket Cloud: Static websites have the domain in their URL[11]
  • Add-ons and integrations[12]
  • REST APIs to build third party applications which can use any development language[13]
  • Snippets that allow developers to share code segments or files[14]
  • Smart Mirroring[15]

Bitbucket Server

Bitbucket Server
Bitbucket UI.png
Developer(s)Atlassian, Inc.
Initial release2012
Stable release
7.8.0 / 24 November 2020; 6 months ago (2020-11-24)
Written inJava
Operating systemPlatform-independent
Typedistributed revision control
revision control
LicenseProprietary, free for use by official non-profit organizations, charities, and open-source projects, but not governmental, academic or religious organizations[16][17]

Bitbucket Server (formerly known as Stash[18]) is a combination Git server and web interface product written in Java and built with Apache Maven.[19] It allows users to do basic Git operations (such as reviewing or merging code, similar to GitHub) while controlling read and write access to the code. It also provides integration with other Atlassian tools.[20]

Bitbucket Server is a commercial software product that can be licensed for running on-premises.[21] Atlassian provides Bitbucket Server for free to open source projects meeting certain criteria, and to organizations that are non-profit, non-government, non-academic, non-commercial, non-political, and secular. For academic and commercial customers, the full source code is available under a developer source license.[21]


Bitbucket was previously an independent startup company, founded by Jesper Nøhr in 2008.[22] On 29 September 2010, Bitbucket was acquired by Atlassian.[23] In September 2015, Atlassian renamed their Stash product to Bitbucket Server.[24] In July 2016, Bitbucket added support for Git Large File Storage (LFS).[8] In 2020, Bitbucket removed support for its original repository format, Mercurial. [25]

See also


  1. "Django Success Story Bitbucket". 8 June 2008. 
  2. "Work with pull requests - Atlassian Documentation". 
  3. "Build, test and deploy with Pipelines - Atlassian Documentation". 
  4. "Two-step verification - Atlassian Documentation". 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bitbucket Introduces Required Two-Factor Authentication and IP Whitelisting". 
  6. "Suggest or require checks before a merge - Atlassian Documentation". 
  7. "Code search in Bitbucket - Atlassian Documentation". 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Bitbucket Cloud Adds Beta Support for Git Large File Storage". 
  9. "Use the issue tracker - Atlassian Documentation". 
  10. "Use a wiki - Atlassian Documentation". 
  11. "Publishing a Website on Bitbucket Cloud - Atlassian Documentation". 
  12. "Bitbucket Cloud add-ons - Atlassian Documentation". 
  13. "Use the Bitbucket Cloud REST APIs - Atlassian Documentation". 
  14. "Snippets - Atlassian Documentation". 
  15. "Smart Mirroring for Bitbucket Cloud - Atlassian Documentation". 
  16. Atlassian. "ATLASSIAN – Open Source Project License Request". 
  17. Atlassian. "ATLASSIAN – Community License Request". 
  18. "Bitbucket rebrand FAQ - Atlassian Documentation". 
  19. "Building Bitbucket Server from Source Code". 
  20. Atlassian. "Stash is now Bitbucket Server | Atlassian". 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Stash: Licensing and Pricing". Atlassian. 
  22. "Bitbucket on Nabble". Nabble. 31 July 2008. 
  23. Jenna Pitcher (30 September 2010). "Atlassian snatches Bitbucket". ITWire. 
  24. Atlassian. "Stash is now Bitbucket Server - Atlassian". 
  25. Chan, Denise (2020-04-21). "Sunsetting Mercurial support in Bitbucket". 

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