Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
At work we use Git for versioning our code. We also use the suite of Atlassian products for managing tasks, code, and deployment. As such I use SourceTree a lot to manage my code. We’re also security conscious and so we have to change our passwords every couple of months – however this then breaks SourceTree.
What I mean is, when I change my password SourceTree doesn’t remember the change and so I have to enter it every. single. time.
Having Googled how to solve this 3 or 4 times now I thought I’d make a note on my blog so I can more quickly find the solution (hopefully the act of writing it down will mean I won’t have to Google it again).
The solution is actually quite simple once you realise – but doesn’t use any of SourceTrees dialogs.
- Open SourceTree and navigate to the repository you want to update the password of
- Run the ‘Actions > Terminal’ command to jump to the location of the repo on the command line
- Enter ‘Git Pull’ and hit return to update the repository
- When requested enter your password