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Cloning repo using password in git clone command causes issue

Nabih Bawazir
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June 6, 2023

I'm using an AWS instance to deploy a code, my first step I to clone the code in AWS instance.
The cloning request required me to input password, the password is successfully for login bitbucket website, but when I try to input password for cloning, it failed

nabih@aws9-1:~$ git clone
Cloning into 'user_service'...
Password for '':

After input password, I am use password that successfully login in bitbucket website, here's the error message

remote: Login failed due to incorrect login credentials or method.
remote: If you are unsure of which login details or login method to use, visit:
fatal: Authentication failed for ''

What the possibility beside the wrong password?

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Patrik S
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June 8, 2023

Hello @Nabih Bawazir ,

To authenticate git operation over HTTPS you will need to provide an App Password, and not the account password (the password you use to login in the UI).

You can create an App Password following the instructions in Create an App Password documentation. To clone the repository, the app password should have at least the repository:read scope.

Also, I removed your username from the question description to protect your privacy, as this is a public forum.

Thank you, @Nabih Bawazir !

Patrik S

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Aron Gombas _Midori_
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June 7, 2023

I don't know why the password is not accepted (assuming it is correct), but you could try the SSH-based clone. That will not ask for your password. (It is secured by using SSH keys.)


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