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GitKraken Desktop Bitbucket Integration

GitKraken Desktop allows you to authenticate with Bitbucket, which will help you find repos on Bitbucket when cloning or adding your remotes.


  • Create repositories on Bitbucket account including .gitignore and license
  • Easily generate an SSH key pair and copy to clipboard to add to Bitbucket
  • Save authentication into profiles
  • Clone from Bitbucket repo list
  • Add remotes for Bitbucket repos
  • Create and view Pull Requests

Connecting to Bitbucket

To authenticate with Bitbucket, navigate to the upper right corner to access Preferences Integrations

Or alternatively if you are in the New Tab view, click on Preferences under Customize.

From the Integrations window, select and then hit the button.

This will open a web browser where you will need to log in with your Bitbucket credentials to allow GitKraken access.

Upon login, a success message appears. Finish connecting by selecting Open GitKraken.

Alternativley, you can connect the integration by copy and pasting the OAuth token manually.

Generating SSH keys for Bitbucket.

Note 📝 – GitKraken Desktop uses your SSH key defined in Preferences SSH for git operations unless you set up a BitBucket-specific SSH key, or enable your local SSH Agent.

Once your Bitbucket account has been connected to GitKraken, you may then generate an SSH key and add it to your Bitbucket account from Preferences Integrations

Click and add the key to your Bitbucket account settings.

OAuth integration with Bitbucket

GitKraken’s integration with Bitbucket provides handy information about your repositories.

First, you may search through your existing repositories when cloning:

Next, GitKraken Desktop presents a list of forks of the current repository when adding remotes:

Of course, you still have the option of manually entering repo URLs.

Connecting to multiple Bitbucket accounts

GitKraken connects to one Bitbucket account at a time. However, with GitKraken Pro’s multiple profile support, you can easily switch between profiles that each have their own associated Bitbucket accounts.

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