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Installing SourceTree on Windows, standalong Git fails with 403

Thomas Thomassen Sep 02, 2013

I installed SourceTree on Windows 7 Enterprice. Whne prompted for Git I said yet to install a standalone version used just by SourceTree. However, that failed with a 403 message. (See attachment.)

When asked about Mercurial, that worked fine. Is this something local to my machine or is it a server error?

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Are you working through a proxy or another corporate network which forces all connections to HTTPS even though the links are HTTP?

We've seen this screw up our downloads because downloads.atlassian.comonly works over HTTP, if you use HTTPS it requires a login and that would definitely result in a HTTP 403.

If you can't bypass that network restriction, you'll just have to install Git instead (from the usual git-scm.com download).

Thomas Thomassen Sep 25, 2013

Ah! I disabled my VPN connection to my office, ran the wizard and behold! It worked! Thank you!

I'll append a request for adding such a suggestion to the error message.

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Thomas Thomassen Sep 25, 2013

When I enter the URL it tries to download from (visible in anotehr messagebox) it downloads fine: http://downloads.atlassian.com/software/sourcetree/windows/PortableGit-1.8.3-preview20130601.7z

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Thomas Thomassen Sep 17, 2013

Updated today but I'm still getting 403 messages. :(

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