I was doing regular commits in Sourcetree and successfully pushing each commit to remote. Suddently, on an attempt to do a commit, Sourcetree popped up a login box. I entered my Atlassian credentials but the push to remote in Sourcetree failed with the message "Invalid username or password".
I was puzzled as I hadn't done anything to change my login credentials. I opened my browser and, using exactly the same credentials, I was able to successfully log into id.atlassian.com and was also able to successfully log into bitbucket.org (and able to see all of my repositories).
I restarted my computer, opened Sourcetree, and again attempted to do the push but got exactly the same error: a login box, followed by a failed login message in Sourcetree.
I then used Git Bash to try to push the commit to origin using the command: git push origin <branchname>. An Atlassian login box appeared, I entered exactly the same credentials as I had entered into the login box when trying the push from within Sourcetree, and the push succeeded. To make sure, I opened my browser, logged back into bitbucket.org, opened my repository, and the commit was there.
Any ideas on how I can resolve the Sourcetree error, or what else I can do to try to identify the cause of the error?
I found the following solution posted by David Keck:
David's solution is to simply delete the file called 'passwd' from:
Then restart Sourcetree. When you next do something that requires accessing the remote (eg, a push or fetch), Sourcetree will prompt you to login and will recreate the passwd file with your credentials.
David's solution worked for me. Thank you David.
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