Bitbucket Data Center and Server 8.3 release notes
2 August 2022
Introducing Bitbucket Data Center and Server 8.3.
In this release, we've added secret scanning to help you detect secrets added in new commits.
Secret scanning to notify you of accidentally exposed secrets
When your developers collaborate on code, there’s the chance that secrets such as tokens, private keys, passwords, or environment variables may get accidentally added to your repositories.
We’ve now added secret scanning in Bitbucket to help you detect when secrets are entered into the code base by mistake.
In the event of exposure, email notifications are sent out to all developers involved in the commit process so they can take an immediate action and revoke the secret. Learn more about secret scanning
Administer secret scanning
Other changes and improvements
Diagnose and troubleshoot Bitbucket on the fly with the Java Flight Recorder
Accurately diagnosing and troubleshooting problems with Java apps can be a tough task that requires digging through gigabytes of logs to figure out what exactly went wrong. With the release of Bitbucket 8.3, we’ve supercharged your ability to identify and resolve problems as they occur by bundling Bitbucket with the Java Flight Recorder, a lightweight diagnostic tool for analyzing and troubleshooting apps at runtime.
The Java Flight Recorder collects events from the Java Virtual Machine runtime and records them in a binary file. Once a recording is available, you can use the new troubleshooting and support tools settings to include Java Flight Recorder data in a support zip archive that you can send over to Atlassian Support for assistance.
Additionally, if you’d like to have a go at resolving the issue yourself or just take a look at what’s been collected, use the JDK Mission Control app to see everything at a glance.
Create repository available in default project permissions
Before you upgrade to 8.3
SERVER DATA CENTER
H2 database migration requirement
To achieve improved processing speeds, we’ve upgraded the H2 database to version 1.4.200 as it supports multithreading. Version 1.4.200 of H2 doesn’t support the PageStore format – if you’re upgrading from a version lower than 8.0 and using a H2 database for a Bitbucket Mirror or Server, you’ll need to migrate the on-disk database file to the MvStore format. Learn more about how to migrate your H2 database to the MvStore format
Updates to supported platforms
Bitbucket 8.3 now includes support for running:
- Git 2.37
Get ready to upgrade
As part of our new pull request experience from version 7.0 and higher, we have created a collection of new features for you to check out on one page, Enhancements to your code review workflow.
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