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Why The source tree redirects me to the localhost URL?


I have saw this bug several times during source tree installation. When the Source tree ask me to login with bitbucket and redirects me to the login page in the browser. After login the source tree redirects me to:



Is it not error. I think the source tree developers have not updated this link while going from development into production.




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I am seeing the same issue - redirected to localhost and nothing happens from there.
GJ Atlassian - also GJ with ignoring comments and tickets on this - moving on to another GUI.

Look at my "Solution" above this response. It worked for me.

I have managed to login uninstalling actual version(SourceTreeSetup-3.1.3) and downloading version ( After login just update and that's all.

I have followed this approach and It worked.


Thanks Sergio, it did it for me.

I was unable to login through the webpage cookie or whatever which was trying to connect to localhost:34196...big misshap from Sourcetree devs

it works for me too

thank you


Thanks @Sergio . You saved my day :)

I found another question about this topic.

ali kamsari mentioned it could be an issue with chrome as default browser. So I changed temporarily my default browser to Edge and it work for me.

Tried Firefox, Chrome and Edge (in that order), then thought perhaps it's not a browser issue so executed  netstat -ano | findstr "34106"  and there's nothing listening on that port.

Hey @Ana Retamal  and Atlassian team, *there's nothing listening on that port* so you definitely have a bug.

Perhaps the devs have a different local setup or the production build has a slightly different configuration or something, but whatever component is meant to be listening...isn't.


Steps to reproduce:
Download latest version (as of 3 August 2020) of SourceTree
Try to connect account via OAuth


Log extract:
ERROR [2020-08-03 14:18:05,154] [1] [SourceTree.Exceptions.RemoteHostException] [Log] - Unable to receive callback from OAuth service provider
ERROR [2020-08-03 14:18:05,185] [1] [SourceTree.Exceptions.RemoteHostException] [Log] - Unable to get user secret
ERROR [2020-08-03 14:18:05,186] [1] [SourceTree.Exceptions.RemoteHostException] [Log] - Unable to get secret


Found that even when uninstalling SourceTree, it leaves loads of garbage behind in your AppData folder.

Uninstall Sourcetree
Delete the following folders:
  C:\Users\{your username here}\AppData\Local\Atlassian
  C:\Users\{your username here}\AppData\Local\SourceTree
  C:\Users\{your username here}\AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp
Reboot (unsure if this helped or not but I rebooted so adding the step)
Reinstall SourceTree

Atlassian needs to clean up their uninstall process.
This is likely a scenario that new users won't experience, but more specific to existing users upgrading to newer versions of SourceTree as was my case.

I've just lost a day trying to fix this. Oauth is redirecting to an empty localhost page and then nothing happens in source tree.

And for no apparent reason, it starts working again. I don't even get the satisfaction of knowing what I did to fix it.

Yes issue still exist in version 3.3.8. 

I'm facing the same issue. Got a new notebook to set up.

I cannot install Bitbucket at all. I tried several versions (3.3.8, 3.3.6, 2.6.10 and at the latest when updating to a newer version it all ends up in the above mentioned error.


I'm not able to use Bitbucket at the moment what is a very big problem...

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Jan 08, 2019

Hi, welcome to the Community!

I've asked the developers about this, and they replied that this is intended. That link is the callback used during OAuth flows, Sourcetree runs a local server to capture the OAuth tokens.

Hope that answers your question!


But there is no local server running on my system, and the installation cannot proceed. Everytime I click on grant, nothing happens. This is definitely a bug.

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I´m in the same situation... :(

What to do ???



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I seems very paltry that a that such a highly technical team would produce such a naive coding blunder.

Disappointed through out. 

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This bug is happening for me too. I get this error:

Invalid redirect_uri

This integration is misconfigured. Contact the vendor for assistance.

There is some problem with that local server, i have created several accounts but after succesful login in my browser it's still waiting for login.

Almost a year has passed and this problem is still there! 

I cannot install latest version

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Source tree Version 3.3.8 and problem still exist.

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