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My repository is public but still asking for credentials

I have a repository setup as Public following this instruction project --> repository setting-->Access Level (unchecked up the option "this is a private repository" --> save . I did the change 2 days ago and still is asking for credentials when I try to clone the project in a different laptop . 

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Caroline R Atlassian Team Dec 10, 2021

Hi, @jcrphx

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

I tested cloning a public repository and it didn’t ask me for a password, so in order to further investigate what's happening on your side, could you please share the following information with us?

  • The repository URL, so we can confirm if there is something wrong with this repo;

  • A screenshot that shows the clone command you are executing and the output;

  • Are you cloning this repo from the command line/terminal or a Git client (if so, which one)?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Hello Caroline,

This is my repository URL

As an anonymous user I found, that if I try to clone the repository via SSH I am getting the fatal message below, 

git clone
cloning into 'SimpletimeService' Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: could not read from remote repository.

Please make you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists


 but If I try via https works fine as expected  

git clone


If this is the right behavior expected please then disregard and thank you very much for your support.



Caroline R Atlassian Team Dec 14, 2021

Hi, Juan Carlos! 

Thanks for getting back to us! Indeed, this is expected. I'm glad to know this is working! :)  

Kind regards,

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