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CredentialHelperSelector keeps popping up, how do I fix


There are tons of resolutions on when SourceTree popup which asks for credentials.  However, I could not find any fix on this specific error.  When I clone a repository in  SourceTree the following screen pops up.  I checked the radio button for a few of them and clicked Select.  This didn't anything as the popup came back.  Also, the options are repeated.  I clicked Cancel about 5-10x and the popup goes away and I move forward with Commit/Pull.  It allows me to do this but the popup keeps coming and I just hit Cancel over and over.  I have to hit Cancel about 20-30x while I commit/pull.   The popup appears randomly throughout the day and/or when I am commiting/pulling/pushing in Sourcetree.  How do I resolve this issue? 


Attempted the following with no luck:

1.  I followed the steps in this URL: and it still doesnt work.

2.  Avoided checking the "Git Credential Manager" checkbox during the Git for Windows installer


2 answers

I was same to you. But I found the reason. I hope it will help you.

In win10, you can open the file ( C:\Users\icg_s\.gitconfig ) and remove the code:

[credential "helperselector"]
selected = s


After searching and trying a ton of solutions, this worked for me finally.

Thank you so much for your great answer!

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Nice to help you. It makes me happy.

Like Le Vo Tra Giang likes this

did not work for me :-(

Like Shanmukha Bollapragada likes this

It didn't work for me either, someone has found another solution

Two things helped me I guess.  

  1. Deleting the below sections from .gitconfig
    [credential "helperselector"]
    selected = s
  2. Setting Tools>>Options>>Git>>GitVersion>>System (click button)

The credential window came up again on my first restart of Sourcetree.  Then it didn't come up again on the second and subsequent restart.

I mostly use https instead of ssh to get around.

Thank-you. This helped me.

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