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password required for user git on host github.com?

I've migrated to a new Mac, and SourceTree won't let me pull or push. It says "Password Required For user git on host github.com", but neither my Github or Atlassian passwords are accepted. I tried generating a new SSH key and uploading it to my github account, but that didn't work either. Any insight would be much appreciated!

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Update: I still have no idea what I'm doing, but adding this config file fixed the problem:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9960897/why-doesnt-my-ssh-key-work-for-connecting-to-github

I've never had to mess with that file, but I couldn't tell you why. Glad you found a solution!

This is along the lines of what worked for me too. However, I found the answer on github and that calmed my nerves for changing random config files. Apparently it's something for macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later.

https://help.github.com/articles/generating-a-new-ssh-key-and-adding-it-to-the-ssh-agent/#adding-your-ssh-key-to-the-ssh-agent

@DonnaLea Thanks, that page worked for me! I had the issue after upgrading from MacOS EL Capitan to High Sierra. 

Your Atlassian password definitely won't work. GitHub is not an Atlassian product.

If you have 2-Factor Authentication enabled in GitHub, you can follow these instructions to use password authentication in SourceTree: https://confluence.atlassian.com/sourcetreekb/two-factor-authentication-2fa-with-github-in-sourcetree-402033499.html

We would need more information to debug the SSH issue, but you might try ideas from this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20644173/unable-to-get-ssh-keys-working-between-sourcetree-and-github

Thanks so much! I followed the 2FA instructions to generate the token, and went to SourceTree settings > Edit Account and pasted it there (following https://clburlison.com/github-two-factor-authentication/), but I'm still getting the password required dialog (which doesn't accept the token either). Not sure I understand.

I'd seen the other post, but the Mac app doesn't have the "Tools" menu described in the first answer, and the "correct repo path" in the second answer is how I have things set up already.

Resolved it by using same passphrase as password when prompted that I used to connect bitbucket/git account in SourceTree.

This worked for me!

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