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SourceTree Authentication error after changing AD password

Is there and easy way to get SourceTree to recognize the AD password has changed? We are required to changed our Windows passwords on a regular basis, and every time SourceTree give Authentication failed errors reading from our TFS GIT repo.

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minnsey Atlassian Team Mar 16, 2018


We don't have any direct experience of AD + TFS, but.... any credentials the Sourcetree uses for interacting git git with the remote host are essentially managed by Git and the Git Credential Manager (GCM).

If you enter account details in the  Tools/Options/Authentication tab Sourcetree will save them to the Windows Vault/Credential Manager in the format the GCM expects, i.e. with a key in form 'git:https://{hostname}'

If you don't use Sourcetree's accounts then Git may well prompt you directly using the GCM, again any credentials that you enter and are valid will be stored in the Windows Vault/Credential Manager.

Assuming there is no domain/network magic at work effectively authorizing your access to the TFS server outside of core git, I would try deleting any 'git:' prefixed entries form the Windows Vault/Credential Manager and trying again.

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