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Unauthorized response from remote repository

I have set up ssh keys and if I test the connection with "ssh -T" or "ssh -T" it says the connection is successful and I can use git or hg to connect to BitBucket. I am able to clone the repository but when I attempt to push committed changes I get 

fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists."

This happens for both SourceTree and the command line

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It could be because of the branch level permissions. Can you check which branch you have access to write in the settings of the repository?

The Master branch.

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Hello @hdittmer,

Welcome to the Community.

Are you using the right SSH key? I can see you have an access key associated with the repository you're trying to push to. Access keys are read-only, so they would cause the behaviour you've observed. What exactly do you get back when you run ssh -T

When you use access key, response would look like this:

$ ssh -T
authenticated via a deploy key.

You can use git or hg to connect to Bitbucket. Shell access is disabled.

This deploy key has read access to the following repositories:

As you can see, the message warns that this key has only read access.

A response for a regular SSH key (associated with your account, not with a repo) looks like this:

$ ssh -T
logged in as dpenkin

You can use git or hg to connect to Bitbucket. Shell access is disabled

Hope this helps.


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