Authentication failed when clone git repository on Windows for Bitbucket

Authentication failed for git repository clone

I wrote a post talk about how to install Git and integrate with Visual Studio Code for Bitbucket server. Today, I got following message when I cloned a new repository. The reason was incorrect password.

fatal: Authentication failed for ‘https://bb.zhengwu.org/vmware.git/’

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Following is express solution for authentication failed for git repository clone.

  1. Open “Credential Manager” on Windows

    a. Click Start button
    b. Type “Credential Manager” and open it
    c. Click “Windows Credentials“.

  2. Change password for Git repository

    a. Click your Git repository in the list
    b. Click “Edit” to change credential.

Bitbucket Server Integration With Visual Studio Code on Windows

There is an official Bitbucket extension for Visual Studio Code if you use Bitbucket Cloud. Bitbucket has not yet released official extension for Bitbucket Server users. Following is how to configure Visual Studio Code to use Bitbucket Server.

Before the procedure you need to collect the following information:

  • Your user name on Bitbucket Server.
  • Your email on Bitbucket Server.
  • Decide the local path to store code. (It’s c:\temp\git\ in this guide)
  • Your account has permission to modify repositories on Bitbucket Server.
  • Assume project name is “ExampleProject” on Bitbucket Server.
  • Assume repository name in the project is “ExampleRepository“.
  • Get the URL of the target repository. (It’s https://userid@bb.zhengwu.org/scm/exampleproject/examplerepository.git in this guide)
  • Make sure you have the latest Visual Studio Code installed.

Time needed: 30 minutes.

  1. Download and install Git.

    Download windows installer in Github.
    Installation is simple. Only thing is to make sure to choose “Visual Studio Code” when it asks editor integration.

  2. Configure user name and email in Git.

    Name and email should match your account information on Bitbucket server.
    Run the commands in Windows command prompt.
    $ git config --global user.name "Name"
    $ git config --global user.email "sample@zhengwu.org"

  3. Clone repository to local.

    Open a command prompt. Go to a folder you want to clone the remote “ExampleRepositiry” to. Run command:
    git clone https://userid@bb.zhengwu.org/scm/exampleproject/examplerepository.git
    You will see a sub-folder with the name “ExampleRepository” is created in local.
    A hidden folder “.git” is created in the sub-folder. It’s used to tracking changes.

  4. Open workspace in Visual Studio Code

    Bitbucket Server configuration is completed in local.
    Now open Visual Studio Code -> File -> Add folder to workspace -> Open “ExampleRepository” folder.
    Visual Studio Code is integrated with Git in-the-box. It detects the repository automatically.
    It shows “Unrack” if you create a new file in the folder.

Conclusion

This is an expressway to integrate Bitbucket Server with Visual Studio Code. I’m still new on Git. Following are some useful information.

https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/install-git?section=windows

https://www.atlassian.com/git?utm_campaign=learn-git&utm_medium=in-app-help&utm_source=stash