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Versioning system - Bitbucket
Bitbucket is a web-based online version management service for software development projects.

Versioning system - Bitbucket

The University Computer Centre operates the Bitbucket versioning system on servers of the HRZ (no cloud), which means that all data remain on servers of the university.

The use of the tool is coordinated with the data protection and IT security officer.

For whom?


The versioning tool is available to all employees of the University of Bonn; after activation, login is possible with an employee ID.

What for?

Version management

    Bitbucket is aimed at developers and development projects at universities. It is a collaborative version management system that can be used primarily to manage source code in the area of software development. Bitbucket supports Git and Mercurial.

    It allows the team to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy in a single place. Organise your projects using Bitbucket branches, which you can create directly from Jira tasks. Get more efficient approval of code reviews with pull requests. Create a merge checklist with assigned approvers and lead discussions directly in the source code via inline comments.

    How does it work?

    Due to the current licensing model, no Uni IDs are enabled for Bitbucket login by default.

    If you need access to Bitbucket, your Atlassian administrators will usually request this for you.

    Bitbucket project application

    New Bitbucket projects must be requested via this email: confluence@ticket.uni-bonn.de

    The following information is important for us:

    Who should administer the project?

    In order for us to be able to set up project permissions, at least the two Atlassian administrators must be named with their first name, last name and university ID.
    If a group already exists, it can alternatively be authorised for access.

    What should the project be called?

    A coherent project name in compliance with the naming convention.

    Support requests

    For support requests, please use the following email:

    A tutorial on the service is also offered by Bitbucket itself, as well as Atlassian.

    Confluence Cafe

    The Confluence Cafe offers regular meetings where people can exchange information about the tools, add-ons, and possible uses, etc.


    The Confluence mailing list is used to exchange information about Atlassian tools at the University of Bonn.


    Detailed information and instructions can be found in the HRZ-Doku.
    (Access only possible from the BONNET)

    Related Topics


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