Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

How do I delete my saved passwords?

kyle_delaney November 3, 2020

I've encountered a problem where SourceTree will open authentication windows and then immediately close them before I can tell what they are. It took me a long time to even discover that SourceTree was the culprit. This is very annoying, so I'd like to fix it.

I tried deleting my accounts and saved passwords in the authentication tab in the settings, but there are some saved passwords that cannot be deleted. I click on delete, then click yes in the confirmation window, and then the saved password is still there without explanation.

So then I tried wiping all of SourceTree's configuration settings by following the instructions on these two pages:

I also uninstalled and reinstalled SourceTree. And even after all this, the saved passwords are still there.

How is this possible? Please help.

1 answer

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted
Daniel Ebers
Rising Star
Rising Star
Rising Stars are recognized for providing high-quality answers to other users. Rising Stars receive a certificate of achievement and are on the path to becoming Community Leaders.
November 7, 2020

Hi Kyle,

I found some information on this topic which migh be still valid. In case you could check and report back if it helped.

Especially I am thinking of the path the user mentioned:


Additionally you could check -as described in the linkes article - possible password entries in the "Windows credential manager".


kyle_delaney November 7, 2020

I had already deleted SourceTree's app data because that was in the instructions I linked to. But it turned out that Windows credential manager was the culprit. Thank you, Daniel.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events