Retrieve and Export BitBucket server users

Sometimes, we wish to check if a BitBucket user has actually used his account or not. There is a post Query for inactive or idle users which has explained few different ways. I will try the API method.

In this exercise, I try to achieve few things below with Python

  • Send request to BitBucket server and get the list of users
  • Convert the Unix timestamp to readable date time
  • Export the user data to a csv file

This is the sample code to get the information and export to csv file.

import requests
from datetime import datetime
from csv import writer
from base64 import b64encode

url = "https://BitbucketServerUrl/rest/api/1.0/admin/users?limit=150"
out = writer(open("bitbucket_users.csv","w",newline=''), delimiter=",")


userAndPass = b64encode(b"username:password").decode("ascii")

payload = {}
headers = {
  'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % userAndPass 

response = requests.get(url, headers=headers, data = payload)

data = response.json()

for row in data['values']:
    if "lastAuthenticationTimestamp" in row:
        dt_lastAuthentication = datetime.fromtimestamp(int(row['lastAuthenticationTimestamp'])/1000).strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
        dt_lastAuthentication = "unknown"