Sourcetree keeps asking password after installing version 2.6.3

it's a nightmare, it had happened to me before.

it just keeps asking for password if I try to push. I tried both SSH and HTTPS.

I checked that my KEYs are generated and are added to bitbucket. (they already were). it just doesn't work... I don't know what to do.

also when the popup appears, the checkbox "store password in keychain" is checked but does nothing.

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If using ssh, can you please check if the keys are added to the agent?

You can run below command to check for keys in agent,

ssh-add -l

 

If you don't find your keys listed, please add them using below command,

ssh-add <path_to_key>

thanks, I have just tried that, but I get error:

Error loading key "/Users/myusername/.ssh/myusername-Bitbucket.pub": invalid format

any suggestions?

(by the way, the result of ssh-add -l was, indeed "The agent has no identities", so I guess the problem is identified now)

You should try this,

ssh-add ~/.ssh/myusername-Bitbucket

oh brilliant!

that worked!! thanks a lot...

Hi!

I still have a problem, I'm afraid...

when I add the identity, it works. But the next day when I open my computer again, it is missing again. So I have to do this every day... isn't there a way to make this "permanent"?

and also, SourceTree keeps poping up the "password required" message, which is very annoying. I close it and it just appears again...

Hi,

This is what Apple suggest to make it permanent - https://developer.apple.com/library/content/technotes/tn2449/_index.html

This hasn't worked for me personally. But, I would recommend you try this to see if it works for you. 

 

Thanks,
Manjunath
Sourcetree Developer

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