Code Owners for Bitbucket

for Bitbucket Server 5.2.0 - 7.15.0, Bitbucket Data Center 5.2.0 - 7.15.0 and more
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Improve your pull requests by auto-assigning reviewers and enforce reviews with Code Owners based merge checks

Adds relevant reviewers automatically

Adds Code Owners as reviewers to new pull requests automatically, but still gives the author flexibility to adapt, e.g. for work-in-progress pull requests. It also supports reviewer groups for easier maintenance.

Prevent merges without reviews by Code Owners

Adds merge checks based on pull request approvals by Code Owners. Checks can be configured to be based on all Code Owners of a pull request, or per Code Owners group.

Simple, versioned, rule based config in plain text

To assign Code Owners for a specific code area, put a file called CODEOWNERS in your repository with file patterns similar to .gitignore. And for monorepos, it supports multiple CODEOWNERS files within subdirectories.

More details

Code reviews are a valuable tool to share know-how and prevent bugs in successful projects. But finding the right reviewers can be a hassle.

Code Owners are engineers who:

  • are experts in a specific code area
  • can give valuable feedback to other team members
  • are interested that the code quality stays great

This app allows to:

  • configure which groups or devs are Code Owners for each code area
  • use this configuration to automatically assign reviewers
  • enforce approvals Code Owners (Optional)

Configuration is simple, file-based, and low-maintenance:

  • CODEOWNERS file (convention over configuration)
  • pattern matching based on file names, similar to .gitignore
  • ready to be versioned, eg. for auditing

Here's an example. All React.js components should be reviewed by the team "ReactGurus":

/src/components/**/*.js @@ReactGurus

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The app offers separate merge checks for code owners. Here you can see how to configure them.