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Bitbucket API v2

Node.js library to access the Bitbucket API v2


Check out bitbucket-server-nodejs


Most of the bitbucket API is covered. The few remaining functions are easy to add if you have the need.

Now has full test coverage of API. All tests pass :)

We use macros to generate tests based on data templates. The tests use nock to mock each HTTP requests to the server.

Take it for a spin :)


Authentication via Bitbucket OAuth2

Create an OAuth2 token under Account.

Add the Secret and Key to environment variables or similar.

Create a Callback URL such as: http://localhost/bitbucket/authenticated

You will need to create an endpoint on your server to receive the access token from bitbucket and then proceed.

const { createBitbucketAPI } = require('bitbucket-api-v2')
const bitbucketApi = createBitbucketAPI() //or: createBitbucketAPI({useXhr: true})

If you are unable to use ES 2015 modules directly, try using the pre-compiled dist bundles:

const { createBitbucketAPI } = require('bitbucket-api-v2/dist/bitbucketAPI')


const { createBitbucketAPI } = require('bitbucket-api-v2/dist/bitbucketAPI.min')

Note: You may also use createBitBucketAPI (deprecated)

API usage

Get the user info (of authenticated user)

bitbucketApi.user.get((response) => {


The library by default uses xhr to submit Ajax requests to the server.

Would be nice to switch to xhr2 or a higher level, more feature rich API such as request

Please see Request customization for details on how to customize how requests to the server are being made


Please see Authentication for how to authenticate and get an access token.

Main api objects

  • repositories
  • teams
  • user
  • users
  • addon
  • hookEvents

APIs acting on a user repository

  • commit
  • commits
  • components
  • issues
  • milestones
  • pipelines
  • pullRequests
  • refs
  • versions
  • hooks
  • pipelinesConfig
  • forks
  • downloads
  • branchRestrictions

Full API list

Please see the API overview for a full list of available API methods.

See API usage for details on usage.

API usage

Callback API:

api.commit.approve(username, repoSlug, commitId, (result) => {
  // ...

Promise API

const commit = api.commit.promised
let result = await commit.approve(username, repoSlug, commitId)

Promised API usage

Generate default promised API

async function user() {
  const bitbucketApi = createBitbucketAPI().promised
  let response = await bitbucketApi.user.get();

To generate customized promised API, create a function with the signature createPromisedApi(api = {}, opts = {}), which returns a promisified api object the way you like it. See bitbucket/promised.js for reference.

You can also pass you own promisify function to be used in the default or custom factory function.

const createPromisedAPI = require('./my-own-create-promised')
const promisify = require('./my-promisify')
const bitbucketApi = createBitbucketAPI({
async function user() {
  let response = await bitbucketApi.user.get();

Disable promised API

To disable generation of promised based API pass promised: false option

const bitbucketApi = createBitbucketAPI({
  promised: false


To enable logging on requests sent to the server, try adding logging: true to the options argument when creating the API.

  logging: true


Tests will be written and run using ava the "Futuristic JavaScript test runner"

Intial skeleton tests have been started. Please contribute!

Please see Testing for best practices when writing tests for the API.

In short: use test generators via mocks made with nock!

To run test suite:

$ npm install
// install all dependencies ...
$ npm test
// test output

Client bundling

To use this library in the browser, see the /dist folder for dev and prod (ie. minified) pre-bundled versions.

To create your own bundles, see Testing


See more documentation in /docs


MIT 2017

(see LICENSE.txt)




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