Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.8 release notes

24 November 2020

Introducing Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.8.

Highlights include:

Rerun builds from Bitbucket


In Bitbucket Server 7.4, we launched Integrated CI/CD. Designed to accelerate how quickly you can get from idea to production, it features new ways of getting continuous feedback on your code right in Bitbucket, reducing the need to switch tools. Since then, we’ve been optimizing this feature, and we’re excited to introduce our latest update.

Starting in this release, you can rerun builds from Bitbucket. On the Builds page and Pull request page Builds tab, there’s now an Actions column with a menu button for each build. From here you can start the actions authorization process, and then you can rerun Bamboo plans and Jenkins jobs from this menu.

For more on setting up actions check out the Integrated CI/CD documentation.

Database password encryption


To add an extra layer of security, you can now encrypt the database password that is stored in the file. You can use one of two encryption methods we're shipping this release or create your own. Learn more about encrypting database passwords

Graceful shutdowns (Linux only)


Bitbucket now supports graceful shutdowns through the SIGTERM signal. Performing a graceful shutdown lets Bitbucket complete all scheduled tasks, in-flight Git requests, and in-flight user requests before terminating. This, in turn, helps prevent users from losing work during maintenance tasks that require shutdowns.

What else is new?

  • We've added JMX metrics for Integrated CI/CD build actions. See Enabling JMX counters for performance monitoring for more information.

  • The SSLv2Hello protocol has been removed from the default list of mail SSL/TLS protocols. For more details, see  BSERV-11889 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    If you require this protocol, then it can be reinstated by adding the following entry to the file:

    mail.crypto.protocols=SSLv2Hello TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2

Get ready to upgrade

Before upgrading from an earlier version, check out our upgrade guide and upgrade matrix. Remember to renew your active software maintenance license too. 

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Change log

Resolved issues in Bitbucket Server 7.8.1

T Key Summary

Resolved issues in Bitbucket Server 7.8.0

T Key Summary

Last modified on Dec 13, 2020

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