Git Credential Manager for Windows won't go away

I want to get rid of Git Credential Manager Windows so that it stops popping up.

It seems to popup everytime sourcetree requests an update from my bitbucket account.

I have version  of Source Tree,


I have tried numerous things to get rid of the prompt like:

1.  Authentication tab in tools and both Oauth and Basic password resets.

2. Working with Git Credential Manager directly.


Nothing seems to work.

I saw in a forum to upgrade to   version 2.5.1 (public alpha) to solve this problem as it is identified as a bug, but I don't want to wipe out my current repositories with an upgrade.

Will upgrading wipe out my repo's?  Is upgrading to version 2.5.1 the best solution?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Champion Oct 30, 2017

You can turn off the credential manager by running git config --edit --system and remove helper = manager and save the change. Also run git config --edit --global and under [core] enter askpass = 


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