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Getting Error: fatal: could not read Password for '': No error


I am on a Windows 10 machine.  I am using version 3.1.3 of Sourcetree.  I am getting this error when I try to "Finish Feature". 

I have completed this task many times in the past, but this is the second time since moving to this release that I have had this problem.  Last time I manually merged my feature into the "develop" branch.

I have tried to change my account settings by going to Tools>Options, Authentication tab. I see my account, expand it, then click "edit" so I can make changes.  I am prompted for a password.  I enter my password, and my account collapses and nothing else.  Is there a way to reset my password?

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I ended up updating my version of the Credential Manager from 1.12.0 to 1.19.9.  Now all is good.

Had a similar problem merging LFT branches with otherwise functional oauth and giving a "could not read Password for" error. Updating/installing this immediately fixed this - thanks.

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Mike Corsaro
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Jul 23, 2019

Hello! I see that you're using basic authentication for login (ie: username and password). Could you try removing that account, and then re-add the account using OAuth as the authentication method? It tends to be a bit more reliable.

I changed to OAuth and that did not help.

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