This is not a valid source path on source tree

I have created my first repository on bitbucket and newly downloaded git and sourcetree. when I attempt to clone the repository and source tree asks me to enter the source path, I am given the message "This is not a valid source path" and the details are :

warning: certificate with fingerprint 24:9c:45:8b:9c:aa:ba:55:4e:01:6d:58:ff:e4:28:7d:2a:14:ae:3b not verified (check hostfingerprints or web.cacerts config setting)

abort: HTTP Error 404: Not Found

error: Failed to connect to Can't assign requested address while accessing

fatal: HTTP request failed

Any suggestions on what is wrong ?

thank you

8 answers

u can enable Git from source tree options. it fixed it for me.

Hmm, that sounds like it might have been a transient error on the Bitbucket side, or some other networking issue. I just tried with a few other Bitbucket repo addresses here and all seems well, can you try again?

Hi thanks for the response. I tried again and the same error message appeared.

Are you sure you have the right URL? I can't see that project presumably because it's private, but please double-check the URL is correct because that's the only reason you'd get a 404 barring some intermittent issue.

If it definitely looks right according to the clone details on Bitbucket then maybe this is a Bitbucket issue, although I've never seen it happen before.

The path is correct but its stills does not accept it. Should I create a new account ?

I wouldn't go that far - are you able to give me permission to try it myself, or if not can you create another repo with a similar name that is public to test with?

I have given you access to the repository.

Thanks, I can see the repo just fine:

I'm thinking authentication now, but a) SourceTree should prompt you if there's an authentication error, and b) you wouldn't get a 404. Just to be sure can you go into Tools > Options > Authentication and delete your saved password for Bitbucket? You should get re-prompted then just to be sure.

This is very trivial but I cant locate the tools menu in sourcetree.

Ah, sorry I thought you were on Windows, on Mac it's Preferences (Cmd-,) and it's in the Network tab. FYI I just tested the URL on my Mac too and it resolved fine there too.

I went to the networks tab and the contents of the table is empty.

Hmm, that suggests it's never prompted you to log in, so never saved your login details. Looking at the repository now, it's public so actually you wouldn't be asked to log in anyway so that makes sense, and from the error you were getting before (404) I guess it makes sense that it never got to the login prompt. So I guess we can rule out authentication. I just deleted my saved password for Bitbucket here and tried cloning your repo again, and it cloned just fine with no password prompt as expected because it's now public.

So I'm at a loss why you're getting a 404 when you try to clone. You're *definitely* using this URL, right?

If so, do you have anything locally which might be intercepting your HTTPS requests, like a proxy setup or some other web relay which could be triggering some intermediate error?

A few months back, at university when I first tried to setup a repository, I was told to enter this command :

git config --global http.proxy

In order for Git to work in the university proxy.

I can only assume this proxy is blocking git's access to, because everything works fine with your repo from here. This setting will be stored in your %USERHOME%\.gitconfig, you can comment it out with '#' and try on a different network to see if that's the case.

I removed the proxy settings so the file looks like this.


name = Tyrone Allen

email =



excludesfile = /Users/tyroneallen/.gitignore_global

[difftool "sourcetree"]

cmd = opendiff \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"

path =

[mergetool "sourcetree"]

cmd = /Applications/ \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\" -ancestor \"$BASE\" -merge \"$MERGED\"

trustExitCode = true

But it still does not work.

Just realised I edited the wrong file. Tried it again and its works ! Thank you for your time and patience. Much appreciated.


Great to hear you got it working, welcome to Bitbucket / SourceTree :)

i have the same error, what can i do to solve this problem?

My problem was that I had a http proxy setting stored in the gitconfig file, once I removed the setting, sourcetree worked fine.

thanks for replay,

where is this file in windows 7 ?

thanks for replay,

where is this file in windows 7 ?

thanks for replay,

where is this file in windows 7 ?

I have a same problem

git clone

I can't clone the repository (testrep)

I checked .gitconfig file however I cannot find the http proxy setting.

What is the problem ?


I am not sure whether the soulution is right or not.

I see the "Protocol https not supported or disabled in libcurl".

I copied the "libcurl.dll" file from "C:\Users\KKK\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\bin\" to "c:\Windows\SysWOW64\"

After copying the file, the clone works well again.

I have the same problem as the OP. I can not figure out how to get it working.

any advice would be helpful!

Sorry for the late answer guys.

Step 1: Make sure you've installed Git from

Step 2: Set git proxy.

In Git bash, type 

git config --global http.proxy
git config --global https.proxy

Step 3: Set SourceTree to use Git

Now, in SourceTree, go to Tools>Options, then in the "Git" tab, enable git support by doing whatever necessary.

Step 4: Connect Bitbucket account, and use HTTPS, not SSH

Now, it should work just fine.


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