No "404 - Not Found" for private repositories

Issue #4176 wontfix
Amir M. Saeid
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I just marked one of my repositories as a private one, so no one can see it, or may know it even exists.

But a difference between the way bitbucket handles private repositories, and the non existing ones, confirms the existence of that repository.

If repository does not exist, bitbucket throws a 404, but if it does exist, but is private, bitbucket redirects user to login page.

IMHO denying the existence of a private repository is a better approach than the existing one.

Thanks for your great service,


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