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Just in Time Access to Bitbucket

Just in Time Access to


Leverage just in time access to Bitbucket for enhanced cloud security. JIT access reduces risks, improving operational workflow.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs for access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

Just In Time (JIT) access refers to a security strategy where temporary access is granted to utilize digital resources and revoked immediately after use. This minimizes the likelihood of unauthorized access or breaches, as access rights are only live for a short, necessary period. It's typically used in cloud computing environments and often managed through automated, policy-driven systems.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to


1. **Enforcement of the Least Privilege Principle**: Just in time (JIT) access in Bitbucket helps to implement the least privilege principle, allowing users to get the minimal amount of privileges necessary to accomplish their tasks. This sharply reduces the risk of unauthorized access or misuse since users only have access to specific resources they need at the right time.

2. **Mitigation of Insider Threats**: JIT privilege escalation sharply diminishes insider threats and unauthorized access. Users' elevated privileges are temporary and given on an as-needed basis only, reducing the window of opportunity for any malicious activity or exploitation of excessive privileges.

3. **Reduction in Human Errors**: The temporary escalation of privileges through JIT minimizes the chances of human errors that may lead to security breaches. It ensures that users can't accidentally misuse or modify high-risk resources thus significantly minimizing human mistakes that can compromise the system.

4. **Enhanced Operational Efficiency and Compliance**: Providing just-in-time access simplifies compliance with audits and regulatory standards as it provides granular visibility and control over user access. This can make it easier for organizations to demonstrate that they are managing permissions in a secure and compliant manner, enhancing operational efficiency.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to


1. Code Review: A team member could use just-in-time access to review and approve pull requests in a project, ensures that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive code at the right time.  

2. Temporary Collaboration: A freelance developer or a contractor could utilize just-in-time access to work on a particular project for a specified duration. After the work is completed, their access can be automatically revoked, enhancing security.

3. Audit and Compliance: In a situation where an audit needs to be completed or compliance checked, just-in-time access allows auditors to access Bitbucket repositories, review necessary documents or code, and then have their access removed.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to


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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Start by identifying who requires access, the resources they need, and the purpose. Documentable the present access rights and examine if they can be minimized or removed. Consider utilizing an entitlement discovery tool for better visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Craft clear policies for both granting and eliminating access. Offer guidelines about who can request for access, under what situations, and for what period. Particularly for privileged roles, set time-limited parameters.
  • Source of truth
    Synchronize your JIT access system with an Identity Provider (for example, Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, or OneLogin). This will function as the final source for identities. Enhancing or downsizing individual identities over shared accounts will result in better authorization control and audit accuracy.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Make the process simpler by allowing users to request access through the system, not via individuals. Increase adoption rates by integrating with IM platforms such as Slack or MS Teams. Make sure requests outline who's requesting, the needed service/resource/role, duration, and reason.
  • Approval process
    JIT access provides an opportunity for organizations to assign approvals to individuals with business context. Resource owners and business unit managers usually have a more comprehensive context than IT help desks. For quick responses, use messaging platforms, providing approvers all the essential information for a well-informed decision.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Incorporate your predefined policies in workflows that dictate access permissions. Insert them into workflows that determine who can access what and under what conditions. An effective method includes assigning if-then conditions. IF identity group “X” requests access to “Y”, seek approval from “Z” and alert “M”.
  • Integrations
    Think of integrating JITA with other IT and security systems for more flexibility; Link with IT ticketing systems for automatic access based on ticket status. Connect with data classification systems to adjust policies according to data sensitivity. Ideally, you should be able to tag resources and bundle them together to simplify this process. Communicate with on-call schedule software for auto-approvals during emergencies. Use training systems to grant access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and deprovisioning
    Gain a thorough understanding of Bitbucket to effectively grant and revoke access in the service. This is crucial for JIT Access as it minimizes dependence on individual availability. It allows for auto-deprovisioning of access, which is at the heart of JIT access and the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, you would manage all permissions in one place, without needing to build or manage an environment for each application.
  • Access methods
    For Bitbucket JIT Access, APIs is preferable due to their versatility and real-time features. However, a mix might be needed. For example, using SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for precise access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Regularly examine access logs to make sure that the JIT access is functioning as projected. Look for any unusual patterns or behaviors either directly or by feeding the logs into your SIEM. You can automate user access review processes to speed up evidence collection, delegate reviewers, and ensure your system abides by relevant industry regulations or standards.
  • User training
    Educate users, especially privileged ones, about the significance of least privilege, JIT Access and how it operates. Assure users know how to request access when needed.
  • Feedback loop
    Maintain a constant review of your JIT access procedures. Seek feedback from users and IT staff to comprehend where improvements can be made.

By observing this structured approach, you'll be capable of efficiently implementing a robust Just-in-Time Access system for Bitbucket.

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Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

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Manage temporary access to


with Entitle

  • Entitle offers instant visibility into Bitbucket resources, roles, and entitlements, helping cloud security teams maintain control and protection.
  • With an established understanding of the modern tech stack, Entitle ensures fine-grained permissions control within Bitbucket.
  • Bundles feature enables the grouping of various Bitbucket resources and those from different applications into one access request, simplifying management.
  • A swift installation process means Entitle can be operational within a few days, saving both time and effort.
  • Entitle natively integrates with over 100 popular cloud services and applications, further extending its benefits across your tech stack.
  • Being an API-first company, Entitle's software is highly customizable, can be easily integrated with a variety of systems, and accelerates access through automatic governance and regulatory user access reviews automation.

"I like Entitle because it’s one of those tools I can set up and forget about. I never have to go into it and it just works."

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Mike Morrato
CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security


What is


Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service owned by Atlassian. It is used for source code and development projects that use either Mercurial or Git revision control systems. Bitbucket offers both commercial plans and free accounts, the latter of which supports up to five users in a team.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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