Bitbucket: Warning Remote Host Identification Has Changed


On June 20, 2023, Bitbucket issued two new SSH host keys and started replacing the current host keys. This caused my Terminal access to throw a “Warning: Remote Host Identification has changed!” error.

Quick and easy instructions to fix this error can be found on Bitbucket’s blog, “SSH Host Key Changes.

Fix "Warning: Remote Host Identification has changed!" error due to May/June 2023 updates in BitBucket.

Terminal Commands to run

Determine which host key your SSH client is using, copy and paste below:

ssh host_key_info

If you need to update your fingerprints, use this code:

Code for updating bitbucket fingerprints

That’s it. Rerun the first command to verify the fingerprint change was a success.

Happy Coding!

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