When I try to login to my Bitbucket in brave browser, Atlassian displays the error below:

You may run into this issue when you use specific browsers or add-ons that hide the referrer header for id.atlassian.com and other Atlassian sites. Check for these and then try logging in again.'

Is there any way to fix this?

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A workaround is to disable the shield while you perform the login action.

For a permanent fix, id.atlassian.com needs to be added to the Whitelist of Referrer Headers in Brave.

It seems it's already there in GitHub: https://github.com/brave/referrer-whitelist/blob/master/data/ReferrerWhitelist.json

However, you may have to use a beta version or clone the repository with the latest whitelist for it to work for you.

In my case I found the file under:


But a simple find ~ -name ReferrerWhitelist.json will throw the exact location for you.

Not sure where the file will be stored on a Windows or Mac client, though. On a Mac, it should be almost identical to Linux. On Windows, the file is likely to show up under %LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\ or %APPDATA%\BraveSoftware\.

  • Turning off brave shields worked for me. But I want to know where do I paste the json file of the whitelist?
    – Ansul
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 3:56
  • I edited my answer with the details as to where to find the file on a Linux box. Finding it on a Mac should be almost identical. On a Windows box, search your machine for the file. Commented Nov 5, 2020 at 19:28

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