Create A Bitbucket Account

If you already have an account, skip this section and go to the next. You can create an account with the standard sign up or you can create one through OpenID (using an existing Google or Yahoo account for example). Regardless of which sign on method you use, you must supply the following fields:


About what you are supplying


Up to a 30 character username. You can use letters, numbers, and underscores in your username. Your username must be unique across the entire Bitbucket site.

Bitbucket appends this username to the URL for all the repositories you create. For example, the username <strong>atlassian</strong> has a corresponding Bitbucket URL of <a href=""></a><strong>atlassian</strong>.

Email address An email address that is unique across the entire Bitbucket site. The system sends you a confirmation email.
Password A combination of up to 128 characters. If you are using OpenId the system uses that password. You are responsible for ensuring that your account password is sufficiently complex to meet your personal security standards.

To use the standard Bitbucket sign up, open your browser and do the following:

If you want to sign up using your login from a service, do the following:

  • Open in your browser
  • Click a service under the You can also sign up with heading.
  • Select an account.
  • Follow the provider's prompts to complete the sign up process.
  • When prompted by Bitbucket to authenticate, choose Set a password.

SSH is more complex to set up. This guide explains setting this up later.

  • Press Go to dashboard.

When you are done signing in, Bitbucket places you in your Dashboard account. Take a second and look around at the user interface. Across the top of each Bitbucket page is a series of options that let you navigate around Bitbucket. Try displaying the Bitbucket Keyboard shortcuts by pressing ? (question mark) on your keyboard.