BitBucket failing for lack of password but not requesting it

I'm setting up a first BitBucket git repository, and have followed the instructions step by step.

On the commit and push instructions it says to:

echo "# This is my README" >>

git add

git commit -m "First commit. Adding a README."

git push -u origin master

That last line failes with the message:

remote: abort: this user account does not have a password configured - to use your account over HTTPS, it is necessary to have a password set.

OK, but where and how do you do that? Any documentation that I have seen seems to think that git will prompt you for a password (and I did run the password caching utility that BitBucket recommends).

Environment: Windows 8.1, with the BitBucket recommended version of Git installed.

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OK, so I found the problem. When I signed up for BitBucket, I used my Google account. That signup process did not store a password withing BitBucket.

If you go to your user account within BitBucket and configure a specific password, then it works.

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I hope we can all agree this is terrible UI design...

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Yes, but how to do that ?

The only place I see, is "Change Password" which in iteself requires the old password.

Thank you.

It has been a while, but I think I just used my Google password, or left it blank.

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The GitHub password worked, thank you!

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The "Change Password" page is the correct page to use, even though it expects an old password.

For the old password, type anything. The page will reject a blank field, but if anything is typed there, it will work.

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