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Bitbucket

Our integration with Bitbucket allows you to export Bitbucket objects to Port as entities of existing blueprints. The integration supports real-time event processing so Port always provides an accurate real-time representation of your Bitbucket resources.

💡 Bitbucket integration common use cases

Our Bitbucket integration makes it easy to fill the software catalog with data directly from your Bitbucket workspace, for example:

  • Map all of the resources in your Bitbucket workspace, including repositories, pull requests and other Bitbucket objects.
  • Watch for Bitbucket object changes (create/update/delete) in real-time, and automatically apply the changes to your entities in Port.
  • Manage Port entities using GitOps.

Installation

To install Port's Bitbucket app, follow the installation guide.

Ingesting Git objects

By using Port's Bitbucket app, you can automatically ingest Bitbucket resources into Port based on real-time events.

The app allows you to ingest a variety of objects resources provided by the Bitbucket API, including repositories, pull requests and more. It also allows you to perform "extract, transform, load (ETL)" on data from the Bitbucket API into the desired software catalog data model.

The Bitbucket app uses a YAML configuration file to describe the ETL process to load data into the developer portal. The approach reflects a golden middle between an overly opinionated Git visualization that might not work for everyone and a too-broad approach that could introduce unneeded complexity into the developer portal.

After installing the app, Port will automatically create a service blueprint in your catalog (representing a BitBucket repository), along with a default YAML configuration file that defines where the data fetched from BitBucket's API should go in the blueprint.

Configuration

To ingest Bitbucket objects, use one of the following methods:

To manage your Bitbucket integration configuration using Port:

  1. Go to the data sources page of your portal.
  2. Under Exporters, click on your desired BitBucket organization.
  3. A window will open containing the default YAML configuration of your BitBucket integration.
  4. Here you can modify the configuration to suit your needs, by adding/removing entries.
  5. When finished, click resync to apply any changes.

Using this method applies the configuration to all repositories in your Bitbucket workspace.

When configuring the integration using Port, the YAML configuration is global, allowing you to specify mappings for multiple Port blueprints.

Important

When using Port's UI, the specified configuration will override any port-app-config.yml file in your BitBucket repository/ies.

Here is an example snippet from the port-app-config.yml file which demonstrates the ETL process for getting pullRequest data from the Bitbucket workspace and into the software catalog:

resources:
# Extract
- kind: pull-request
selector:
query: "true" # JQ boolean query. If evaluated to false - skip syncing the object.
port:
entity:
mappings:
# Transform & Load
identifier: ".destination.repository.name + (.id|tostring)" # The Entity identifier will be the repository name + the pull request ID. After the Entity is created, the exporter will send `PATCH` requests to update this pull request within Port.
title: ".title"
blueprint: '"bitbucketPullRequest"'
properties:
creator: ".author.display_name"
assignees: "[.participants[].user.display_name]"
reviewers: "[.reviewers[].user.display_name]"
status: ".state"
createdAt: ".created_on"
updatedAt: ".updated_on"
link: ".links.html.href"

The app makes use of the JQ JSON processor to select, modify, concatenate, transform and perform other operations on existing fields and values from Bitbucket's API events.

port-app-config.yml file

The port-app-config.yml file is how you specify the exact resources you want to query from your Bitbucket workspace, and also how you specify which entities and which properties you want to fill with data from Bitbucket.

Note that when using Port's UI to configure the BitBucket integration, port-app-config.yml refers to the YAML editor window where you can modify the configuration.

Here is an example port-app-config.yml block:

resources:
- kind: repository
selector:
query: "true" # JQ boolean query. If evaluated to false - skip syncing the object.
port:
entity:
mappings:
identifier: ".name" # The Entity identifier will be the service (repository) name.
title: ".name"
blueprint: '"service"'
properties:
project: ".project.name"
url: ".links.html.href"
defaultBranch: ".main_branch"

port-app-config.yml structure

  • The root key of the port-app-config.yml file is the resources key:

    resources:
    - kind: repository
    selector:
    ...
  • The kind key is a specifier for an object from the Bitbucket API:

      resources:
    - kind: repository
    selector:
    ...
    Available Bitbucket resources

Filtering unwanted objects

The selector and the query keys let you filter exactly which objects from the specified kind will be ingested to the software catalog

resources:
- kind: repository
selector:
query: "true" # JQ boolean query. If evaluated to false - skip syncing the object.
port:

For example, to ingest only repositories that have a name starting with "service", use the query key like this:

query: .name | startswith("service")

The port, entity and the mappings keys open the section used to map the Bitbucket API object fields to Port entities. The mappings key can either be an object or an array of objects that matches the structure of an entity

resources:
- kind: repository
selector:
query: "true"
port:
entity:
mappings: # Mappings between one Bitbucket API object to a Port entity. Each value is a JQ query.
identifier: ".name"
title: ".name"
blueprint: '"service"'
properties:
project: ".project.name"
url: ".links.html.href"
defaultBranch: ".main_branch"
tip

Pay attention to the value of the blueprint key, if you want to use a hardcoded string, you need to encapsulate it in 2 sets of quotes, for example use a pair of single-quotes (') and then another pair of double-quotes (")

Permissions

Port's Bitbucket integration requires the following scopes:

  • account;
  • repository;
  • pullrequest.
note

You will be prompted to confirm these permissions when first installing the App.

Examples

Refer to the examples page for practical configurations and their corresponding blueprint definitions.

GitOps

Port's Bitbucket app also provides GitOps capabilities, refer to the GitOps page to learn more.

Advanced

Refer to the advanced page for advanced use cases and examples.