Avoid protected branches checks when verifying access without branch name
What does this MR do?
Avoid protected branches checks when verifying access without branch name. Commit message explains the reason for these minor change
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Why was this MR needed?
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Does this MR meet the acceptance criteria?
- CHANGELOG entry added
[ ] Documentation created/updated [ ] API support added
[ ] Added for this feature/bug
- All builds are passing
- Conform by the merge request performance guides
- Conform by the style guides
Branch has no merge conflicts with
master(if you do - rebase it please)
- Squashed related commits together