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Sourcetree 2 Factor Authentication

I found this article:


I am searching for exactly the same, unfortunately this solution works only on source tree 2.4 and earlier. My version is the latest: 2.7.


Anyone an idea where to fill in the token so I can use 2FA for my remote server?


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Manju Atlassian Team Feb 16, 2018

Hey @jacfab,

You can use OAuth to sign in while adding your Github account in Sourcetree. You can add the account in Preferences window - Accounts tab.

Hi @Manju, I've setup OAuth in Sourcetree v2.4.8.0 in Windows without issues, but when trying to push to any repo it open  a login popup from github. After writing my credencials it fails the push.




When doind push:Captura2.PNG


Push fail:


Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Apr 12, 2018

Hello! When you get that login dialog, are you filling in your username and password? And does that dialog then prompt for a 2FA approval?

Hi @Mike Corsaro, I fill it with my username and password, tried with email too. No, it does not prompt for 2FA approval. It just try to push and fail.

Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Apr 12, 2018

Could you try going to "Tools > Options > Authentication", remove all of the accounts, and then try pushing again?


If that doesn't work, could you try installing the newest version of Git from, restart Sourcetree, and then go to "Tools > Options > Git" and select "Use System Git", and then try again? Thanks!

I would also like to chime in on this.

I have the latest GIT installed and SourceTree is using my system GIT. I've also deleted and re-authenticated myself with Github. I have the same issues at the OP.

I've attempted to use OAuth, which gives me the same problems as the OP. If I used the Basic Authentication, I get, "Authentication Failed. Failed to check login for user <user>. Must specify two-factor authentication OTP code."



It seems as if my git version wasn't updated or placed where it was supposed to be. I apologize. I updated my GIT version from 2.14 to 2.16.2 (Windows) and it now asks for 2-step authentication and correctly works.

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