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Sourcetree does not list private GitHub repos


I've added my GitHub account to the remote repositories in Sourcetree. Much to my surprise, I cannot see my private repositories.

After some research, I found out, that the API call to<username>/repos only lists my public repositories - and this is what Sourcetree seems to call.

A call of (fill in a valid Access Token) instead shows all public/private repos.


Can you please add the option to specify an access token, so that private repositories are listed as well?

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minnsey Atlassian Team Feb 26, 2019


Which version of Sourcetree are you using?

Sourcetree for Windows will add credentials, but via headers rather than as part of the query string.


I am using version 3.0.17 on Windows.

minnsey Atlassian Team Mar 12, 2019


I've tried reproducing this but currently I can't.

Are the private repositories ones you own or ones you have access through an organization or owned by others? 

Both - and unfortunately I am shown neither in Sourcetree.


Have you tried to setup a private repository in Github and did it show up in Sourcetree?


We have identified the issue and have a fix in progress. It probably won't make the next release but should be in the one following.

It wasn't immediately obvious as we have a large number of repositories and the privates ones do show up when you search.


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I'm glad you could reproduce what I was experiencing.


And in fact, I get my private repositories listed, when using the search function.

Looking forward to the fix.

Just to hop onto the back of this, I have experienced the exact same issue and I can successfully search for my own private repos but I cannot see a private repo that I have forked from another user.

minnsey Atlassian Team Apr 04, 2019

Fix should be going out to Beta testers in the next few days.

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Any update on a fix for this @minnsey  I added my Github account to Sourcetree today on my Mac and I'm unable to view the private repos I own on Github

minnsey Atlassian Team May 16, 2019

I believe the fix is now released for Windows, for mac can you please raise an issue at

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