Getting Started with Bitbucket Cloud
If your code is on Bitbucket Cloud, go to the SonarCloud product page and choose Set up or Login, then select Bitbucket from the list of DevOps cloud platforms.
You will be taken to the Bitbucket login page. Sign in using your Bitbucket credentials.
Once you have successfully logged in, you will see the SonarCloud welcome screen.
Select Import projects from Bitbucket.
When prompted, grant access to the SonarCloud application to read your Bitbucket Cloud workspace. SonarCloud requests access for:
- reading your account information.
- reading your repositories and their pull requests.
- reading your team membership information.
You must be an administrator of the workspace that contains the repository you want to analyze. You will already be an administrator of your default workspace. For any other workspace, you have to add your Bitbucket account to a user group with the Administer workspace user right enabled.
SonarCloud is set up to mirror the way that code is organized in Bitbucket Cloud (and other repository providers):
- Each SonarCloud project corresponds one-to-one with a Bitbucket project, which resides in its own Git repository.
- Bitbucket projects are grouped into Bitbucket workspaces.
- Each SonarCloud organization corresponds one-to-one with a Bitbucket workspace.
In this step, you will create a SonarCloud organization that corresponds to your Bitbucket workspace.
SonarCloud will suggest a key for your SonarCloud organization. This is a name unique across all organizations within SonarCloud. You can accept the suggestion or change it manually. The interface will prevent you from changing it to an already existing key.
SonarCloud does not support linking an organization to more than one DevOps platform. If you want to link to more than one, you will need to create a separate organization to link to each DevOps service.
Next, you will be asked to choose a SonarCloud subscription plan. If all the repositories to be analyzed are public on Bitbucket Cloud then you can choose the free plan. When using the free plan, your code and analysis results will be publicly accessible at sonarcloud.io/explore/projects.
If you want to analyze one or more private repositories, you need to select a paid plan. All paid plans have a 14-day free trial period. Once the 14 days have elapsed, the cost is based on the number of lines of code analyzed.
A plan is always associated one-to-one with a SonarCloud organization and therefore with a single Bitbucket workspace. If you want to onboard multiple Bitbucket workspaces, you must sign up for a separate plan for each.
Once you have chosen a plan and clicked Create Organization, your SonarCloud organization will be created!
The next step is to import the projects (that is, individual Git repositories) that you want to analyze from your Bitbucket workspace into your newly created SonarCloud organization. A corresponding SonarCloud project will be created for each.
SonarCloud will present a list of the repositories in your Bitbucket workspace. The selected projects will be imported.
The next step is to set the New Code Definition (NCD) for your project(s). The NCD is a mandatory step and it defines which part of your code is considered new code. This helps you to focus your attention on the most recent changes to your code and allows you to follow the Clean as You Code methodology.
Note that the new code definition you apply at this stage will apply to all of the projects you have selected for analysis. You can change your new code definition later on a per-project basis.
To do this, go to Your Project > Administration > New Code.
For more information, check out the New code definition page.
With Bitbucket Cloud projects, the actual analysis is performed in your build environment (cloud CI, local machine, etc.). This means you have to configure your build process to perform the analysis on each build and communicate the results up to SonarCloud.
We refer to this analysis method as CI-based analysis (though it may take place in a cloud CI or a manually configured build environment) to contrast it with automatic analysis which works by SonarCloud directly accessing your repository and performing the analysis itself. However, Automatic analysis is currently available only for GitHub projects; it is currently not available for Bitbucket Cloud projects.
SonarCloud will guide you through a tutorial on how to set up your build environment to perform analysis.
The first step is to select your build environment. SonarCloud will present this page:
If you have no particular preference and are setting up a new project on Bitbucket Cloud, we recommend using Bitbucket Pipelines as your CI.
Follow the in-product tutorial to correctly set up your analysis.
In addition, please see the page on Bitbucket Pipelines to integrate SonarCloud into your Bitbucket pipeline.
If you log into SonarCloud using an email address that you previously used to log into another DevOps platform, you need to be aware that SonarCloud will automatically associate your email address with the new DevOps platform.
For example, if you log in through Bitbucket Cloud and previously used GitHub, GitHub issues will no longer be assigned to your email address and you will stop receiving GitHub email notifications. If you then decide to switch back to GitHub, the Bitbucket Cloud email notifications will be discontinued.