Enable SSL on BitBucket Server

BitBucket Server alloow you to host git repositories. By default bitbucket server have url in following format


To install SSL, first point a domain to the server IP.

Install nginx

apt install nginx

Now install LetsEncrypt

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/serverok/server-setup/master/install/letsencrypt.sh
bash ./letsencrypt.sh

Get SSL in standalone mode. We use standalone mode because nginx will proxy all request to bitbucket server, so SSL validation will be difficult using nginx.

In this example, i will be using git.serverok.in, you need to replace with your actual domain.

systemctl stop nginx
certbot certonly --standalone -d git.serverok.in

Edit file

vi /usr/serverok/ssl-renew


/usr/bin/certbot renew

Add before

systemctl stop nginx

Create file

vi /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/bitbucket.conf


server {
    listen          443 ssl;
    server_name     git.serverok.in;
    ssl_certificate      	/etc/letsencrypt/live/git.serverok.in/fullchain.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key  	/etc/letsencrypt/live/git.serverok.in/privkey.pem;
    ssl_session_timeout  	5m;
    ssl_protocols  			TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
    ssl_ciphers  			HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers   on;
    client_max_body_size 1000M;
    proxy_read_timeout 600s;

    location / {
        proxy_pass 			http://localhost:7990;
        proxy_set_header 	X-Forwarded-Host $host;
        proxy_set_header 	X-Forwarded-Server $host;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_redirect 		off;

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name     git.serverok.in;
    return       301 https://git.serverok.in$request_uri;

Restart nginx server

systemctl restart nginx

Edit file

vi /var/atlassian/application-data/bitbucket/shared/bitbucket.properties

At end of the file, add following code


Now login to Bitbucket server, Go to Bitbucket Server administration area and click Server settings, and change Base URL to


bitbucket server

Restart bitbucket server

systemctl stop atlbitbucket.service
systemctl start atlbitbucket.service
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