I use GitHub with 2FA. In previous versions of SourceTree, I could go into my GitHub Account and create a Personal Access Token and use that as my password, and all was good in the world. Now, with version 126.96.36.199, SourceTree will not accept the Personal Access Token that I generate myself, and it seems to keep generating new ones automatically on my GitHub account and keeps repeatedly asking for me to re-login with 2FA. Each time I do, it seems, it creates another new Personal Access Token.
For example, every time I switch from my wired connection to wireless, SourceTree pops up a GitHub login, where I enter my usual username and password then the 2FA code sent to my phone. It seems like every time it does this, it creates a brand new Personal Access Token in my GitHub account - totally defeating the purpose!
Under Tools --> Options --> Authentication, SourceTree has created its own "github.com" entry for me with Username: Personal Access Token. I tried to delete that one and set up my own, using Basic Authentication, with my usual github username and a Personal Access Token I manually generate myself as the password, and it will not connect with those credentials. It seems the only way it will connect to github is through the Account it creates itself after the github login popup screen - the one that keeps creating new Personal Access Tokens each time.
Very frustrating and particularly annoying since I pay for each of those texts to send the 2FA code to my phone.
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