Thanks for voting and commenting on this suggestion. Your input in comments helps us understand how this affects you and what you're hoping to accomplish with Bitbucket Data Center. We understand that this capability is highly desirable. Unfortunately, we are not planning to address this suggestion in the next 12 months.
Meantime, we hope everyone might consider using a built-in Jira issue checker that was shipped in Bitbucket Data Center 7.16. It works as a gatekeeper checking that each commit message contains a reference of a valid Jira issue. If no Jira issues are mentioned, or those issue doesn't exist in Jira, then commit gets rejected. We believe that Jira issue checker can decrease occurrence of situations when you have to modify links between Jira issues and commits. If the built-in feature isn't enough for your use case, we highly recommend checking one of established commit checker apps in the Marketplace.
I understand that this may be disappointing, but it’s important for us to be open, honest, and transparent with our customers. We collect feedback from many different sources and spend significant amount of time determining our investments in Bitbucket Data Center. In the last year, we have resolved many of the highly voted suggestions like Reviewer groups, Pull request templates, capability to enable/disable source branch deletion on merging pull requests and our upcoming roadmap includes a number of other top voted suggestions, including repository archiving. Please check out our public roadmap for more details on the coming soon and future items.
Product Manager - Bitbucket Data Center & Server