Sync a private github repository with a non-default account

Hi Community,

I'm new here and I would like to ask you a question:

 

I have two account on github, named A and B, both have private repositories. I have set the accounts and relative credentials on Sourcetree. Well while I try to sync (fetch, pull or push) private repo of the account A while A is the default account, no problem. While I try to sync private repo of the account B while B is the default account, no problem. But as soon as I try to sync a private repo of the account A while B is the default... it trow an error "repository xyz not found". So I have to go to tools/options/authentication and set A as default, come back to the main windows and now everything is working... for account A...

 

On the help page https://confluence.atlassian.com/sourcetreekb/sourcetree-for-windows-1-10-0-authentication-and-accounts-updates-867186698.html it is written that

"t is also possible to set an account as the default for a hosting service like Bitbucket. This means SorceTree uses these credentials (the username and Basic Auth password or OAuth token) when no username is specified in a Mercurial or Git URL."

 

And in the "remote details" pane (from the setting icon on the up-right main windows) I think I have correctly set all the information (including "username"):

remote: my_remote

URL/PATH: https://github.com/A/xyz

Host type: github

Host root URL: https://github.com (I cannot change this vale...)

Username: A

 

 

What have I miss? Can you help me to fix it?

 

Thank you very much,

Corrado.

 

 

System info:

 - Window 10

 - Sourcetree 2.4.7.0

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Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Jan 19, 2018

Hello! Could you please try the following:

  • Open the repository settings
  • Select the repo path and click the "edit" button
  • Change the URL / Path to: `https://USERNAME@github.com/A/xyz` where USERNAME is your username
  • Repeat this step for the other repo with the corresponding account

Following GitHub convention path: USERNAME is equal to A (isn't it?).

I did it, nothing change: if A/B is the default account everithing work for A/B but not for B/A.

 

Here the error returned:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false fetch --prune origin
remote: Repository not found.
fatal: repository 'https://A@github.com/A/xyz/' not found

Completed with errors, see above.

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