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Integrate your GitLab server with Bitbucket Cloud

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You can set up as an OAuth 2.0 provider to use your account credentials to sign in to GitLab. You can also import your projects from

Use Bitbucket as an OAuth 2.0 authentication provider

To enable the Bitbucket OmniAuth provider you must register your application with Bitbucket generates an application ID and secret key for you to use.

  1. Sign in to

  2. Go to your individual user settings (Bitbucket settings) or a team's settings (Manage team), depending on how you want to register the application. It does not matter if the application is registered as an individual or a team, that is entirely up to you.

  3. In the left menu under Access Management, select OAuth.

  4. Select Add consumer.

  5. Provide the required details:

    • Name: This can be anything. Consider something like <Organization>'s GitLab or <Your Name>'s GitLab or something else descriptive.

    • Application description: Optional. Fill this in if you wish.

    • Callback URL: (Required in GitLab versions 8.15 and greater) The URL to your GitLab installation, such as Leaving this field empty results in an Invalid redirect_uri message.

      WARNING: To help prevent an OAuth 2 covert redirect vulnerability in which users' GitLab accounts could be compromised, append /users/auth to the end of the Bitbucket authorization callback URL.

    • URL: The URL to your GitLab installation, such as

  6. Grant at least the following permissions:

    Account: Email, Read
    Projects: Read
    Repositories: Read
    Pull Requests: Read
    Issues: Read
    Wiki: Read and Write

    Bitbucket OAuth settings page

  7. Select Save.

  8. Select your newly created OAuth consumer, and you should now see a Key and Secret in the list of OAuth consumers. Keep this page open as you continue the configuration.

    Bitbucket OAuth key

  9. On your GitLab server, open the configuration file:

    # For Omnibus packages
    sudo editor /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb
    # For installations from source
    sudo -u git -H editor /home/git/gitlab/config/gitlab.yml
  10. Add the Bitbucket provider configuration:

    For Linux package installations:

    gitlab_rails['omniauth_providers'] = [
        name: "bitbucket",
        # label: "Provider name", # optional label for login button, defaults to "Bitbucket"
        app_id: "<bitbucket_app_key>",
        app_secret: "<bitbucket_app_secret>",
        url: ""

    For self-compiled installations:

      enabled: true
        - { name: 'bitbucket',
            # label: 'Provider name', # optional label for login button, defaults to "Bitbucket"
            app_id: '<bitbucket_app_key>',
            app_secret: '<bitbucket_app_secret>',
            url: '' }

    Where <bitbucket_app_key> is the Key and <bitbucket_app_secret> the Secret from the Bitbucket application page.

  11. Save the configuration file.

  12. For the changes to take effect, reconfigure GitLab if you installed using the Linux package, or restart if you self-compiled your installation.

On the sign-in page there should now be a Bitbucket icon below the regular sign-in form. Select the icon to begin the authentication process. Bitbucket asks the user to sign in and authorize the GitLab application. If successful, the user is returned to GitLab and signed in.

Bitbucket project import

After the above configuration is set up, you can use Bitbucket to sign in to GitLab and start importing your projects.

If you want to import projects from Bitbucket, but don't want to enable signing in, you can disable Sign-Ins in the Admin Area.