Bitbucket Server 5.16 release notes

20 November 2018

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If you are upgrading from an earlier version, refer to the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide

Be sure to also check the End of support announcements for Bitbucket Server and the changes listed in the API changelog.

The Bitbucket 5.16 changelog is at the bottom of this page.

Try Bitbucket Server 5.16

Anonymization in Bitbucket Server and Data Center

In the 5.16 release, we've refined our existing delete functionality by adding the ability to anonymize deleted user accounts. 

When you anonymize a user in Bitbucket Server and Data Center:

  • The username is replaced with a non-attributable alias.

  • User mentions are replaced with a non-attributable alias.

  • If the user had a personal project, the personal project name and key is updated to a non-attributable alias.

  • User cleanup for deletion happens immediately, if it hasn’t already taken place (eg. deleting avatars, SSH keys, permissions).

The following data will remain after a username is anonymized:

  • User content (such as comments and pull requests).

  • User data in Git history.

The detailed procedure for deletion and anonymization can be found hereYou can also refer to the Bitbucket Server and Data Center full GDPR Support Guides.

You can now deploy Bitbucket Data Center on Azure

More and more organizations are moving away from maintaining physical servers and embracing private cloud solutions, such as Microsoft Azure, for hosting their business critical applications. 

We now provide a reference implementation template to help you deploy Bitbucket Data Center in Azure. The template can be modified to suit your needs, and you can deploy via the Azure Marketplace or using the CLI, it's up to you. 

It's particularly good for trialing Bitbucket, without the need to provision your own hardware first. 

Head to Getting started with Bitbucket Data Center on Azure to find out how it works.

Changelog

This section will contain information about the Bitbucket Server 5.16.x minor releases as they become available. These releases will be free to all customers with active Bitbucket Server software maintenance.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Bitbucket Server, check the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide.

The issues listed below are the highlights of all those that have been resolved for the Bitbucket Server 5.16.x releases, and are ordered by votes received.

30 May 2019 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.6

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9 May 2019 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.5

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2 May 2019 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.4

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17 March 2019 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.3

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19 February 2019 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.2

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5 February 2019 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.1

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20 November 2018 - Bitbucket Server 5.16.0

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