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

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Sourcetree Terminal on Windows loads SSH key with every remote-related command

The connection to my remote in Bitbucket uses the SSH protocol. Using Sourcetree to push, pull, and fetch works as expected and without issues.

The problem occurs when I start Git Bash using the Terminal button in Sourcetree. If I try to use any of the remote-related commands like `git push`, `git pull`, or `git fetch` then I get prompted for my key's passphrase. The annoying part is that this happens every time I use any of those commands, regardless of whether I am still in the same Git Bash session, or if the Git Bash window was closed and reopened, or if I used the command only a few seconds ago.

I would understand if the key is loaded — and I get asked for the passphrase — the first time I use a remote-related command for that session of Git Bash, but if I don't close the Git Bash window, being asked for the passphrase for every command is bothersome. Is it possible to keep the key loaded for that session of Git Bash?

PS: I've been able to associate Sourcetree's ssh-agent with a Git Bash session, and keeping the key loaded, but only if the Git Bash window wasn't started from the Terminal button in Sourcetree. I do this by manually (or with a script) setting the SSH_AUTH_SOCK and SSH_AGENT_PID variables accordingly. But for some reason, this doesn't work if I try to do it with the Git Bash session started with the Sourcetree Terminal button.

1 answer

0 votes
minnsey Atlassian Team Apr 05, 2018


Thanks for the detail. 

That looks like a bug, I've raised to report it.

Hi Michael,

Thank you for that. I will follow that issue.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Sourcetree

[dev team] Sourcetree for Windows 2019 Preview - Dark Theme

Hi folks, While the full post is over on our blog I'd like to share the dark theme we've got planned for 2019 here directly as well to keep the discussion going.  The ...

3,270 views 19 18
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you