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GitHub Personal Access Token not working


Mac OS X 10.12.6 / SourceTree 2.7.6

I have a repo at github. I've created a clone on my laptop. On GitHub I created a Personal Access Token and assigned all the scopes.

In SourceTree I open Preferences, click Accounts, click the GitHub account, click Edit and past the PAT into the password field. It appears to accept that.

I then click Push ... and I get this:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false -c credential.helper=sourcetree push -v --tags origin refs/heads/master:refs/heads/master
Pushing to
remote: Invalid username or password.
fatal: Authentication failed for ''
Completed with errors, see above. 

 Where am I going wrong?

1 answer

Hi, did you find any solution to this problem? I'm facing the same issue


Just in case any of you are still looking for an answer, I finally ended up doing the following:

1- Go to "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree"

2- Delete the file passwd

3- Open Sourcetree and make some action in the repository (push, fetch, pull)

4- Sourcetree is going to request the password and we are going to enter the PAT

5- Enjoy!

Apparently Sourcetree keeps an old version of the password in that file and doesn't replace it when we change it in the Tools -> Options -> Authentication.

You can also check answers to this related question (and maybe more particularly this one). In addition, an interesting summary of procedures can be found on Stack Overflow.

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