You can schedule a rescan of all data in your Bitbucket instance with a single REST call like this:

curl -u admin -X PUT https://{bitbucket.server}/rest/security/latest/status/total_rescan


  • admin is your Bitbucket admin user (you’ll be prompted for a password), and

  • {bitbucket.server} is the URL of your Bitbucket server.

You can monitor progress of scanning on the Security Scan Report page.

Please note that if you have a large Bitbucket instance, all existing branches in all projects and repositories will be scanned, which may be very resource-intensive and take a long time to complete.

For full documentation of this API, including changing the number of scans run in parallel, see REST API for Mass Scanning.