Snyk Documentation

Bitbucket Pipelines

By integrating Snyk into Bitbucket Pipelines, you can continuously monitor your codebase for known vulnerabilities in your dependencies.
Note that Snyk for Bitbucket Pipelines is available for Node.js only.

Creating a policy file

  1. Install the Snyk utility using npm install -g snyk.
  2. Run <code">snyk wizard in the directory of your project following the prompts which will also generate a .snyk policy file. For more information about this, see our CLI documentation.
  3. When asked by snyk wizard, select to include snyk test as part of your npm test command. If there are new vulnerabilities in the future, Bitbucket Pipelines will fail.
  4. Ensure the .snyk file you generated was added to your source control (git add .snyk).


Configure Bitbucket Pipelines

After running the steps above to create a .snyk policy file, you now need to create a bitbucket-pipelines.yml file which will configure Bitbucket Pipelines.
If you aren’t using Pipelines yet, go to Bitbucket, add the Bitbucket Pipelines add-on, and enable it for the repository in question.

Creating a new bitbucket-pipelines.yml file

Use the bitbucket-pipelines.yml from the snyk-pipelines repository.
This file has the configuration we recommend to stay secure:

  1. snyk protect applies any patches you chose during snyk wizard.
  2. snyk test will automatically run as part of npm test and will fail the pipeline if any known vulnerabilities are found in the dependencies.
  3. Snyk alerts you when newly disclosed vulnerabilities affect your project’s dependencies. snyk monitor makes sure we have an up-to-date list of your dependencies to do so accurately. You’ll also need to authenticate to Snyk, so we know where to update the dependencies.

As part of setup, you need to configure your environment to include the SNYK_TOKEN environment variable in the Bitbucket settings. You can find your API token in your account settings on

Configuring the environment variable Configuring the environment variable

Adapting an existing bitbucket-pipelines.yml file

If you want to adapt an existing bitbucket-pipelines.yml file, we recommend to add Snyk like this:

npm install
# authenticate with snyk
- node node_modules/snyk/cli auth ${SNYK_TOKEN} -d
# run snyk protect to apply any patches
- node node_modules/snyk/cli protect
# snyk test will run as part of npm test and fail if it finds vulnerabilities
- npm test
# snyk monitor updates the dependencies Snyk will monitor for new vulnerabilities
- if [ $BITBUCKET_BRANCH == "master" ]; then node node_modules/snyk/cli monitor; fi;

You’ll need to configure your environment to include the SNYK_TOKEN environment variable. You can find your API token in your account settings on


Enable Pipelines

You should now enable Pipelines. Bitbucket Pipelines will fail if any known vulnerabilities are found in your dependencies.

Bitbucket Pipelines