Change the port Bitbucket listens on

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You can change the port that Bitbucket Data Center listens on from the default '7990' to a different value if another application is already running on that port.

You can use netstat to identify free ports on your machine.

To change the port Bitbucket listens on

  1. Navigate to your home directory.
  2. Open the shared/ file, add the sever.port property (or edit it if a line for the server.port property already exists), and set the value to the port number Bitbucket will run on. For example, to set to the port to 8080 you would add: 


    Then save the file.

  3. Restart Bitbucket so the change takes effect. See Start and stop Bitbucket.

Important considerations

If you are using a firewall, ensure that it is configured to allow HTTP or HTTPS traffic over the connector port you have chosen. 

If you are running Bitbucket on a Linux server and want to bind to privileged ports (those below 1024, for example port 80), you will need to start Bitbucket as root to successfully bind to the port. However; we don't recommend that you start Bitbucket as root and instead do one of the following:

Last modified on Oct 5, 2023

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