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8.19

Bitbucket Data Center 8.19 is a Long Term Support release.

Release notes
8.18
  • Comprehensive security enhancements
  • Keep your work in progress with draft pull requests
  • Add reviewers to pull requests with quick adds
  • Paste links right into the text of your comments

  • Add a table to your comment with one click

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8.17
  • System commits get auto-signed with GPG

  • Download patch and diff files from a pull request view

  • Copy code blocks with one click

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8.16
  • Dark theme available for everyone
  • Encrypt your secrets with HashiCorp Vault
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8.15

Bitbucket 8.15.0 is the first Data Center-only release and does not support Server licenses. If you have a Server license, learn more about your options.

  • Auto-merge your pull requests
  • Sign your commits and tags with SSH keys or X.509 certificates
  • Embed videos from Loom, YouTube, and Vimeo to your pull requests

  • Enforce trusted build status

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8.14

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 8.14 is the last version to support Server licenses. Make plans for Server end of life

  • Bitbucket Cloud Migration Assistant plugin becomes part of the product

  • Define code owners for pull request reviews and shared codebase expertise

Release notes
8.13
  • Support for security key based SSH keys: ED25519-SK and ECDSA-SK
  • Check signed and unsigned commits on the Commits page
  • Support for AWS Secrets Manager
  • User experience uplift on the Branches and Merge strategies pages
  • Search for projects by their names and keys
  • Preview and watch videos from pull requests with a web video player

  • Improvements to the support zip creation

Release notes
8.12
  • Find and manage licensed users with ease
  • Create a custom template for a commit message in your pull requests
Release notes
8.11
  • Visibility of signed commits
  • Mark files "unread" in pull requests
  • Support of .webp and .avif images
  • Announcement banner in terminal
  • Encryption of properties in Bitbucket config file
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8.10
  • Stricter controls on more settings
  • New SSH, HTTP, and SCM ticket metrics
Release notes
8.9

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 8.9 is a Long Term Support release.

  • Bitbucket Mesh changes and improvements
  • Focus on important discussions with resolvable comments
Release notes
8.8
  • Stricter controls on repository settings
  • Automate at scale with project-level webhooks
  • Authorization and permissions performance improvements
Release notes
8.7Stricter controls on SSH keys with global settingsRelease notes
8.6
  • Faster Audit log
  • REST APIs to troubleshoot Mirrors
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8.5
  • Redesigned permission pages to easily manage user permissions
  • Additional configuration options to fine tune secret scanning
Release notes
8.4
  • Create consistent processes with default tasks for pull requests
  • Keep your instance running like clockwork
Release notes
8.3
  • Secret scanning to notify you of accidentally exposed secrets
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot Bitbucket on the fly with the Java Flight Recorder
  • Create repository available in default project permissions
Release notes
8.2
  • The new Create repository permission
  • Bitbucket Mesh changes and improvements
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8.1View deployment and build information in Jira CloudRelease notes
8.0
  • Introducing Bitbucket Mesh
  • Declutter unused repositories
Release notes
7.21

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.21 is a Long Term Support release.

Release notes

Highest priority bug fixes

8.19

Bitbucket Data Center 8.19 is a Long Term Support release.

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8.16

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8.15

Bitbucket 8.15.0 is the first Data Center-only release and does not support Server licenses. If you have a Server licenselearn more about your options.

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8.14

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 8.14 is the last version to support Server licenses. Make plans for Server end of life

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8.13

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8.9

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 8.9 is a Long Term Support release.

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Bitbucket Server and Data Center 7.21 is a Long Term Support release.

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Supported platforms changes

8.19

Added support for:

  • Elasticsearch 7.17.16

Deprecated:

  • Git 2.31.x - 2.33.x
Supported platforms
8.18

Added support for:

  • OpenSearch 2.11

Deprecated:

  • OpenSearch 1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Supported platforms
8.17

Deprecated:

  • Postgres 12
  • Oracle 12c R2
  • Oracle 18c
  • Java 8
  • Java 11
Supported platforms
8.16

Added support for:

  • SQL Server 2022
Supported platforms
8.15

Bitbucket 8.15.0 is the first Data Center-only release and does not support Server licenses. If you have a Server licenselearn more about your options.

Added support for:

  • Postgres 16

Deprecated:

  • Elasticsearch, but the support for this platform will be ended in Bitbucket 9.0

Ended support for:

  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
Supported platforms
8.14

Bitbucket Server and Data Center 8.14 is the last version to support Server licenses. Make plans for Server end of life

Added support for:

  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 12 - 15

  • Git 2.41 - 2.42 (backported to Bitbucket 8.9.5+)

Deprecated:

  • PostgreSQL 10 - 11

  • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 10 - 11

  • MySQL 5.7.9+

  • MariaDB 10.3.7+

Supported platforms
8.13

No changes

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8.12No changesSupported platforms
8.11

Added support for:

  • Elasticsearch 7.17.10
Supported platforms
8.10

Added support for:

  • Maria DB 10.10 and 10.11
Supported platforms
8.9

Added support for:

  • Git 2.40
Supported platforms
8.8

Added support for:

  • Git 2.39
  • Java 17
Supported platforms
8.7

Added support for:

  • Git 2.38
Supported platforms
8.6

Added support for:

  • PostgreSQL 15
  • Elasticsearch 7.17.6
  • Amazon OpenSearch Service 1.3
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8.5

Added support for:

  • MariaDB 10.9
Supported platforms
8.4No changesSupported platforms
8.3

Added support for:

  • Git 2.37
Supported platforms
8.2

Added support for:

  • MariaDB 10.8
Supported platforms
8.1

Added support for:

  • OpenSearch 1.3
  • Amazon OpenSearch Service 1.2

Supported platforms

8.0

Added support for:

  • Git 2.36
  • MariaDB 10.7.3+

Ended support for:

  • Bitbucket hosting on Windows
  • PostgreSQL 9.4, 9.5, and 9.6

  • MySQL 5.5 and 5.6

  • MariaDB 10.0, 10.1, 10.2

  • Microsoft SQL Server/Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012

  • Oracle 12c R1 and 11g

  • Amazon Aurora (Data Center only) PostgreSQL 9.6

  • Git (installed on Bitbucket instance) 2.30.x and below

  • Elasticsearch versions below 7.10.2

Supported platforms
7.21

Added support for:

  • OpenSearch 1.2
Supported platforms


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Upgrade path

Upgrading from 5.0 or later

You can upgrade to any 5.x version at any time! Check the upgrade notes above to make sure everything is compatible, and you're prepared for the transition.

Last modified on Feb 24, 2021

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