Moving Bitbucket Server to a different context path

There are various reasons why you might need to change the context path for Bitbucket Server. Two of those are:

To change the context path for Bitbucket Server

  1. Navigate to your Bitbucket Server home directory.
  2. Stop Bitbucket Server. See Starting and stopping Bitbucket Server.
  3. Open the shared/bitbucket.properties file, and add the server.context-path property. Set it to reflect the context path that you want Bitbucket Server to be accessible at. For example, to set the context path to /bitbucket you would add:

    server.context-path=/bitbucket

    Then save the file.

  4. Start Bitbucket Server. See Starting and stopping Bitbucket Server.

    Bitbucket Server is now available at the same host as before, but under the new context path. For example, a server that was at http://localhost:7990 will now be reachable at http://localhost:7990/bitbucket.
  5. Once started, go to the administration area and click Server settings (under 'Settings'). Append the new context path to your base URL:

    https://localhost:7990/bitbucket
  6. Click Save.

Important considerations

If you're running Bitbucket Server behind Apache

  • You need to make sure the host or context path that Bitbucket Server is exposed on is not also being used by another web application that is listening on a different port.
  • If you updated the Bitbucket Server context path using the steps outlined above, you need to also update your Apache configuration, as described in Integrating Bitbucket Server with Apache HTTP Server.


If you had Application Links set up before changing the context path in Bitbucket Server, you have to recreate those using the new Bitbucket Server URL. See Linking Bitbucket Server with Jira.

 

If you use SSH, the context path does not affect the URL at which SSH operations occur. After changing the context path so that Bitbucket Server is accessible at https://localhost:7990/bitbucket, SSH operations occur without the context path at ssh://my-bitbucket-hostname:7999.

 

Last modified on Sep 21, 2017

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