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# Setting Up a Bitbucket Workspace
Bitbucket is a code-hosting services that offers both git and mercurial support. Projects can be listed as private or public, absolutely free. For more information on Bitbucket, visit <https://bitbucket.org>.
We have integrated Bitbucket into the IDE to enable you to easily work on your public and private repositories. The following article explains how you can activate your Bitbucket account in Cloud9 IDE.
## Bitbucket Activation
You can manage your add-on services from your user profile that you can find in [the dashboard](./dashboard.html). When you have just signed in, click **Your Account** on the top of the left-side panel. Here, you can change the settings of your account. At the bottom, you'll see a list of add-on services that are integrated into Cloud9 IDE. Click **activate** on the Bitbucket button:
![Add-on Services Screenshot](./resources/images/addonServices.png)<417, 213>
A new window will pop-up on your screen. This window asks you to give authorization permission for the Cloud9 IDE application to interact in various ways with Bitbucket:
![Bitbucket Permissions Window](./resources/images/bitbucketAuthorization.png)<530, 255>
To finalize the activation, click on **Allow**. Next, you're redirected to your account page, where you'll notice that your Bitbucket account is activated. You can deactivate Bitbucket by simply clicking deactivate, which may be useful when you want to link your Bitbucket account to another Cloud9 account.
Now that you have activated Bitbucket, you can start to create and manage your projects!