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Typed wrong password once, cannot change it after that

jury I'm New Here Apr 09, 2022

When cloning new repository I typed wrong password for remote. After that, SourceTree just stops "Checking source" with "Authentication failed" withour re-asking the password. Restart won't help. Re-install won't help. Will this repository be unavailable forever?

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jury I'm New Here Apr 10, 2022

Tools > Options > Authentication is the first place I checked. There are no accounts there except Bitbucket (default, my guess). May be because the clone was not complete?

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Hi @jury ,

welcome to the Atlassian community!

You can change your password at tool level.


For windows : the login information for each server is kept in Tools > Options > Authentication

For Mac:  Gear icon > Accounts

Otherwise you can change password at config file level using the following approach

Hope this helps,


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