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Bitbucket Cloud

Visit Config UI at http://localhost:4000 and go to the Connections page.

Step 1 - Add Data Connections


Step 1.1 - Authentication

Connection Name

Give your connection a unique name to help you identify it in the future.

Endpoint URL

For Bitbucket Cloud, you do not need to enter the REST API endpoint URL, which is always

Username and App Password

Learn about how to create a Bitbucket app password.

The following permissions are required to collect data from Bitbucket repositories:

  • Account:Read
  • Workspace membership:Read
  • Projects:Read
  • Repositories:Read
  • Pull requests:Read
  • Issues:Read
  • Pipelines:Read
  • Runners:Read


Proxy URL (Optional)

If you are behind a corporate firewall or VPN you may need to utilize a proxy server. Enter a valid proxy server address on your network, e.g.

Fixed Rate Limit (Optional)

DevLake uses a dynamic rate limit to collect Bitbucket data. You can adjust the rate limit if you want to increase or lower the speed.

The maximum rate limit for different entities in Bitbucket(Cloud) varies from 1,000 - 60,000 requests/hour. The rate limit to access repository data is 1,000 requests/hour, but we find it can still run when we input a value that exceeds 1,000. You can try using a larger rate limit if you have large repositories.

Test and Save Connection

Click Test Connection, if the connection is successful, click Save Connection to add the connection.

Step 1.2 - Add Data Scopes

Choose the Bitbucket repositories you wish to collect either by finding them in the miller column, or searching. You can only add public repositories through the search box.


Step 1.3 - Add Scope Config (Optional)


The entities of which domain you wish to collect: Usually, you don't have to modify this part. However, if you don't want to collect certain Bitbucket entities, you can unselect some entities to accelerate the collection speed.

- Issue Tracking: Bitbucket issues, issue comments, etc.
- Source Code Management: Bitbucket repos, refs, commits, etc.
- Code Review: Bitbucket PRs, PR comments, etc.
- CI/CD: Bitbucket Pipelines, Bitbucket Deployments, etc.
- Cross Domain: Bitbucket users, etc.


The transformations on the Bitbucket data you are going to collect.

  • The details of the transformations will be explained below.
  • Without adding transformation rules, you can still view the 'Bitbucket' dashboard. However, if you want to view more pre-built dashboards, finish the transformations required.
  • Each Bitbucket repo has at most ONE set of transformations.
Issue Tracking > Issue Status Mapping


The given settings transformed the Bitbucket issue statuses to the issue statuses used by DevLake, enabling you to measure metrics like the Issue Delivery Rate on the pre-built dashboards, as DevLake understands your definition of when an issue is considered as completed (status = 'DONE').

  • TODO: The issues that are planned but have not been worked on yet
  • IN-PROGRESS: The issues that are work-in-progress
  • DONE: The issues that are completed
  • OTHER: Other issues statuses that do not belong to the three statuses above

The original status will be saved in the column original_status of the table 'issues', and the new status will be saved in the column status of the same table.

Issue Tracking > Issue Type Mapping

DevLake will convert the issue types of 'enhancement', 'proposal', and 'task' from Bitbucket into the new issue type 'REQUIREMENT' for DevLake. In contrast, any issues classified as 'bug' in Bitbucket will be converted into the new issue type 'BUG' for DevLake. The original type will be saved in the column original_type of the table 'issues', and the new type will be saved in the column type of the same table.


The CI/CD configuration for Bitbucket is used for calculating DORA metrics.

By default, DevLake will identify the deployment and environment settings that are defined in the Bitbucket CI .yml file.


However, to ensure this works properly, you must specify the deployment settings in the .yml file. img_v2_89602d14-a733-4679-9d4b-d9635c03bc5g

The pipeline steps with the deployment key will be recognized as DevLake deployments. The value of the deployment key will be recognized as the environment of DevLake deployments.

All Bitbucket pipeline steps will be saved in table 'cicd_tasks', but DevLake deployments will be set as type = 'deployment' and environment = '{Bitbucket-pipeline-step.deployment.value}'.

If you have not defined these settings in the .yml file, please select 'Detect Deployments from Pipeline steps in Bitbucket', and input the RegEx in the following fields:


  • Deployment: A pipeline step with a name that matches the given RegEx will be recognized as a DevLake deployment.
  • Production: A pipeline step with a name that matches the given RegEx will be recognized as a DevLake cicd_task in the production environment.
Introduction to Bitbucket CI entities

Bitbucket has several key CI entities: pipelines, pipeline steps, and deployments. A Bitbucket pipeline contains several pipeline steps. Each pipeline step defined with a deployment key can be mapped to a Bitbucket deployment.

Each Bitbucket pipeline is converted to a cicd_pipeline in DevLake's domain layer schema and each Bitbucket pipeline step is converted to a cicd_task in DevLake's domain layer. image

If a pipeline step defines deployment with a value (usually indicating the environment), this pipeline step is also a Bitbucket deployment.


Additional Settings (Optional)
  • Tags Limit: DevLake compares the last N pairs of tags to get the "commit diff', "issue diff" between tags. N defaults to 10.

    • commit diff: new commits for a tag relative to the previous one
    • issue diff: issues solved by the new commits for a tag relative to the previous one
  • Tags Pattern: Only tags that meet the given Regular Expression will be counted.

  • Tags Order: Only "reverse semver" order is supported for now.

Please click Save to save the transformation rules for the repo. In the data scope list, click Next Step to continue configuring.

Step 2 - Collect Data in a Project

Step 2.1 - Create a Project

Collecting Bitbucket data requires creating a project first. You can visit the Project page from the side menu and create a new project by following the instructions on the user interface.


Step 2.2 - Add a Bitbucket Connection

You can add a previously configured Bitbucket connection to the project and select the boards for which you wish to collect the data for. Please note: if you don't see the repositories you are looking for, please check if you have added them to the connection first.


Step 2.3 - Set the Sync Policy

There are three settings for Sync Policy:

  • Data Time Range: You can select the time range of the data you wish to collect. The default is set to the past six months.
  • Sync Frequency: You can choose how often you would like to sync your data in this step by selecting a sync frequency option or enter a cron code to specify your preferred schedule.
  • Skip Failed Tasks: sometime a few tasks may fail in a long pipeline; you can choose to skip them to avoid spending more time in running the pipeline all over again.


Step 2.4 - Start Data Collection

Click on "Collect Data" to start collecting data for the whole project. You can check the status in the Status tab on the same page.


If you run into any problems, please check the Troubleshooting or create an issue.