Bitbucket Cloud no longer accept account passwords for Git authentication over HTTP


Recently, Bitbucket have stopped accepting the use of account passwords when connecting to repositories via HTTP. If you're connecting to any Bitbucket repositories in DeployHQ currently, you may see an error like the following:

Command failed to execute: remote: Bitbucket Cloud recently stopped supporting account passwords for Git authentication.
remote: See our community post for more details: https://atlassian.community/t5/x/x/ba-p/1948231
remote: App passwords are recommended for most use cases and can be created in your Personal settings:
remote: https://bitbucket.org/account/settings/app-passwords/
fatal: Authentication failed 

Similarly to when GitHub moved across to HTTP authentication using Personal Access Tokens (PAT), you can now set up an App Password to connect instead.

The majority of users connect via SSH which will not be affected, but for those of you preferring HTTP, you can update any existing repositories by following our guide.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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