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Issue #6400 resolved

Internal server error when creating a repository anonymously (BB-7566)

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I'm not able to create a new repository using the provided api. I'm always receiving an internal server error. Unencrypted my request locks like the following:

I don't see where the problem is. For example requesting my already created repositories just works fine.

Appreciate your help.

Comments (8)

  1. Brian Nguyen


    We have had some issue with our background tasks over the last few days that may be causing issues with repo creation. We are actively fixing the problem so are you still seeing this issue?

    If so, could you copy and paste the response? It usually includes a reference to what the error is. It would help us track down what is going wrong.

    Cheers, Brian

  2. Anonymous


    yes the issue still exists. In the response I'm getting the following code:

  3. Brian Nguyen


    Thanks for that. Looking up the key, that error occurs when trying to create a repository as an anonymous user. In order to use that endpoint, you will need to provide your user credentials.


    That said the error message should be much clearer and send a 401 response so I have updated the title and added this issue to our backlog.

    Cheers, Brian

  4. Anonymous


    the thing is I'm not trying to do this as an anonymous user. As I mentioned before requesting my already created repositories works just fine (using the same authentication).

  5. Brian Nguyen


    Would you be able to show me how you are using that endpoint? I have tried reproducing the problem with curl and it is working fine on my end:

    $ curl -X POST --user <username>:<password> https://bitbucket.org/\!api/1.0/repositories/ --data "name=test&scm=git&is_private=true"
        "scm": "git",
        "has_wiki": false,
        "last_updated": "2013-02-20 00:30:18",
        "creator": null,
        "forks_count": 0,
        "created_on": "2013-02-20 00:30:18",
        "owner": "<username>",
        "logo": "https://d3oaxc4q5k2d6q.cloudfront.net/m/c9204e16bf82/img/language-avatars/default_16.png",
        "email_mailinglist": "",
        "is_mq": false,
        "size": 0,
        "read_only": false,
        "fork_of": null,
        "mq_of": null,
        "followers_count": 1,
        "state": "creating",
        "utc_created_on": "2013-02-19 23:30:18+00:00",
        "website": "",
        "description": "",
        "has_issues": false,
        "is_fork": false,
        "slug": "something",
        "is_private": true,
        "name": "something",
        "language": "",
        "utc_last_updated": "2013-02-19 23:30:18+00:00",
        "email_writers": true,
        "no_public_forks": true,
        "resource_uri": "/1.0/repositories/<username>/something"

    Cheers, Brian

  6. Anonymous


    I'm using python:

    import urllib.request
    params = {"user" : "<username>", "password" : "<password>"}
    api = "https://api.bitbucket.org/1.0"
    # authentication
    passwordMgr = urllib.request.HTTPPasswordMgrWithDefaultRealm()
    passwordMgr.add_password(None, api, params["user"], params["password"])
    handler = urllib.request.HTTPBasicAuthHandler(passwordMgr)
    opener = urllib.request.build_opener(handler)
    # requesting repositories (which works)
    request = urllib.request.Request(api + "/user/repositories");
    reply = urllib.request.urlopen(request)
    # creating new repository (which fails)
    values = {"name" : "test123",
            "description" : "repo",
            "is_private" : "true",
                    "scm" : "git"}
    data = urllib.parse.urlencode(values).encode("UTF-8")
    header = {"Content-Type" : "application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=UTF-8"}
    request = urllib.request.Request(api + "/repositories", data, header)
    reply = urllib.request.urlopen(request)
  7. Anonymous


    I found the problem. This request needs an authorization header otherwise it wont work. Thanks for your help.

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