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The purpose of this section is to describe how to authenticate when making API calls using the Bitbucket REST API.
Access Tokens are passwords (or tokens) that provide access to a single repository, project or workspace. These tokens can authenticate with Bitbucket APIs for scripting, CI/CD tools, Bitbucket Cloud-connected apps, and Bitbucket Cloud integrations.
Access Tokens are linked to a repository, project, or workspace, not a user account. The level of access provided by the token is set when a repository, or workspace admin creates it, by setting permission scopes.
There are three types of Access Token:
When using Bitbucket APIs with an Access Token, the token will be treated as the "user" in the Bitbucket UI and Bitbucket logs. This includes when using the Access Token to leave a comment on a pull request, push a commit, or merge a pull request. The Bitbucket UI and API responses will show the Repository/Project/Workspace Access Token as a user. The username shown in the Bitbucket UI is the Access Token name, and a custom icon is used to differentiate it from a regular user in the UI.