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I have been using Sourcetree to access a github account for months. Now all of a sudden when I attempt to pull the project or push the project the password fails. I have gone into tools and into authenication to refresh the password and that fails.
I can however go to Github.com and log in using the very same password and there are no issues.
THIS IS SO DAMN FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!
The same thing for me (Windows 10), OAuth doesn't work, it always shows status 'successful' but I still can't see my repos.
What worked for me was to set Authentication: Basic, enter my github username,
and the most important thing is to enter a Personal access token instead of my password (in the password prompt window). Obvious, isn't it? (sarcasm)
To create your personal access token you need to log into your github account, go to Settings, and open the 'Personal access tokens' tab. There you can create your token, give it the permissions you want.
Don't forget to copy the token and save it somewhere safe, you won't have access to it after you close the window. You can only regenerate it if you lost it.
p.s. still, Sourcetree is the best VCS app :)
I'm sorry to hear you're having some trouble getting Sourcetree authorized with your Github account. Github announced earlier this year that they'd be disabling passwords over basic auth - and that time window (November 2020) has come.
You have a couple options:
That should get you sorted in short order. But I'm happy to help if you run into any snags!
I have followed this as close as I can. I created the token and copied it from the token generator in Github. I have attempted to replace the password with the token in the authorization tab but nothing is working. The window you show in step 2 does not look like the one I get in windows.
And when I attempt to pull information I get a window called Credential Helper Selector. I have selected each of the options one at a time in this window and none of them are giving me access to github to pull the files.
What am I missing now.
Me too. It is really frustrating.
On my system, I use 2 different github accounts (work vs personal). The work account is working fine, but for the personal github I can't get access.
Tried both OAuth and the 'basic with PAT', neither give me access.
Also tried both SSH and HTTPS (should that matter? Are all combinations of SSH/HTTPS and PAT/OAuth allowed?).
What am I doing wrong here?