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Trying to push to bitbucket.org (authenticate not accepting password)

Greetings I'm trying to do push to bitbucket.orgwith SourceTree.

I've got my branch "shahmatt" in a project. I've checked out this branch to local PC. Did some changes. And now I want to push changes to bitbucket. And it keeps asking for my password (which is correct, I use it to login to my account on bitbucket.org).

Show Full Output says:

hg push --new-branch shahmatt

pushing to <address>


remote: permission denied to update branch default

remote: transaction abort!


I don't have access to default branch, but I want to push to shahmatt branch.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for help.

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I figured it out.

First, "When you checkout a branch, you should already have a local clone of the parent repository.", as it is said in Bitbucked documentation.

Then, after checking out a branch, making changes, and commiting, when you push you need to use advanced options (at a bottom of a push window) and write down branch to which you will push.

Then it asked about password, but accepted it, and push was done.

Interesting. I wonder if that is bitbucket-specific or mercurial-specific. With Git, whenever I checkout a remote branch, it automatically sets the local branch to track the correct remote one.

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