February 27, 2024

Uniting Bitbucket and Confluence for Enhanced Team Collaboration

Dilara Erecek

Product Marketer

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Bitbucket and Confluence integration within the Atlassian ecosystem offers significant potential for enhancing team collaboration. Git for Confluence simplifies this by allowing teams to link Bitbucket and Confluence with ease. This tool bridges the gap between your Bitbucket repository documentation and Confluence pages, promoting continuous collaboration.

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Addressing Bitbucket-Specific Concerns:

  • Effortless Documentation Synchronization: With Bitbucket for Confluence, your Confluence documentation is automatically updated with every commit, pull request, and branch creation in Bitbucket. This ensures that your documentation remains perpetually aligned with the latest iterations of your projects.
  • Boosting Team Collaboration: Whether part of open-source initiatives or handling private repositories, Bitbucket for Confluence facilitates the smooth incorporation of your Bitbucket content into Confluence, promoting both ease of access and security.

Integration Made Easy: The integration of Bitbucket with Confluence is transformed from a task into a simple action. By embedding a Bitbucket URL into a Confluence macro, your project documentation mirrors the live state of your repositories, breaking down barriers between code and collaboration.

Step-by-Step Guide:

For an interactive learning experience, watch our detailed video guide on integrating GitHub with Confluence using Git for Confluence. This video walks you through each step, providing visual cues and additional tips to maximize the integration's benefits.

Use Case:
Imagine your team is working on a feature that requires frequent updates to both code and documentation. With Git for Confluence, you can:

  • Embed the latest commits and pull requests from Bitbucket into your Confluence pages.
  • Automatically update documentation as code changes, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • Facilitate discussion and review directly within Confluence, linking back to the relevant Bitbucket repositories.

Deciding on Authorization Methods for Bitbucket with Git for Confluence

Git for Confluence streamlines accessing and displaying private Bitbucket resources within Confluence, offering two authorization methods tailored to different needs: Individual Access (OAuth) and Managed Access (Token).

  • Individual Access (OAuth): Users log in with their Bitbucket accounts via OAuth to share private Bitbucket repositories on Confluence pages. This user-centric approach facilitates easy access and sharing.
  • Managed Access (Token): A centralized method where admins set up a global access token for Confluence to fetch content from Bitbucket repositories. It ensures controlled access and stable sharing, with shared Bitbucket content remaining accessible in Confluence as long as the token has access, unaffected by individual user account changes. Admins also manage which Confluence user groups can share private Bitbucket resources, aligning with internal security policies.


The integration of Bitbucket with Confluence via Git for Confluence streamlines the documentation process, making it easier for teams to maintain coherence between their code and collaborative documents. Enhance your project management by uniting your development tools.


  • How do I integrate Bitbucket with Confluence? Integrate Bitbucket with Confluence by using the Git for Confluence app. Paste the Bitbucket URL into a Confluence macro to embed Bitbucket content directly onto your Confluence pages.
  • Does Atlassian access work with Bitbucket? Yes, Atlassian Access works with Bitbucket, providing enterprise-grade security and governance across your Atlassian cloud products.
  • What can Confluence integrate with? Confluence can integrate with a multitude of platforms including Bitbucket, GitHub, GitLab, and Azure DevOps, facilitating a unified documentation and collaboration environment.

Further Reading:

  • For insights on enhancing your Confluence pages with Markdown, see our guide on Confluence Markdown.
  • Learn how Confluence Code Block can be utilized in DevOps documentation for a more integrated documentation workflow.

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