You can import tasks from your Bitbucket instance using the bitbucket service name.

Example Service

Here’s an example of a Bitbucket target:

service = bitbucket
bitbucket.username = ralphbean
bitbucket.key = mykey
bitbucket.secret = mysecret
service = "bitbucket"
username = "ralphbean"
key = "mykey"
secret = "mysecret"

The above example is the minimum required to import issues from Bitbucket. You can also feel free to use any of the configuration options described in Common Service Configuration Options.

To get a key and secret, go to the “OAuth” section of your profile settings and click “Add consumer”. Set the “Callback URL” to https://localhost/ and set the appropriate permissions. Then assign your consumer’s credentials to key and secret.

Service Features

Include and Exclude Certain Repositories

If you happen to be working with a large number of projects, you may want to pull issues from only a subset of your repositories. To do that, you can use the include_repos option.

For example, if you would like to only pull-in issues from your project_foo and project_fox repositories, you could add this line to your service configuration:

bitbucket.include_repos = project_foo,project_fox
include_repos = ["project_foo", "project_fox"]

Alternatively, if you have a particularly noisy repository, you can instead choose to import all issues excepting it using the exclude_repos configuration option.

In this example, noisy_repository is the repository you would not like issues created for:

bitbucket.exclude_repos = noisy_repository
exclude_repos = ["noisy_repository"]

Please note that the API returns all lowercase names regardless of the case of the repository in the web interface.

Include Merge Requests

Merge requests are included by default. You can exclude them by disabling this feature:

bitbucket.include_merge_requests = False
include_merge_requests = false

Project Owner Prefix

To include the project owner in the project name:

bitbucket.project_owner_prefix = True
project_owner_prefix = true

Provided UDA Fields

Field Name




Bitbucket Issue ID

Number (numeric)


Bitbucket Title

Text (string)


Bitbucket URL

Text (string)