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SourceTree 2.5.2 keeps asking for Github password.

I have been a SourceTree user for quite a while, I do love the application and is the one I recommend for anybody wanting an efficient UI on top of Git. That being said, the application has been plagued with authentication issues that are borderline infuriating, to the point I went using GitKraken for a little while. Truth is I prefer SourceTree, find it much powerful and I'm used to it. So I went back a few days ago and I still have issues connecting on Github, my password being asked each time I push. I re-created my Github account, used OAuthm signed in, etc... but no dice.

Is there anything I can do?





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bgannin Atlassian Team Jun 05, 2017

Please file a ticket on and we'll follow up to track down what's going on in this particular case. Adding OAuth was a fundamental architectural change and we continue to iron out any kinks that remain. Thank you for your patience.

Brian Ganninger
Senior Mac Developer, SourceTree

Hi Brian,

Thanks for getting back to me, I think I solved the problem by deleting all the SourceTree entries in my Keychain. I'll come back if they reappear.




Thomas, Did that solve the problem?

I too can't login to my github account in ST 2.5.2. Keeps saying the authentication failed due to bad credentials.

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