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git on Windows: prevent “The requested URL returned error: 403” during push of https based repository

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/10

When you search for git push "The requested URL returned error: 403", then the usual answer is “use ssh over https”, for instance at [WayBackgithub – Pushing to Git returning Error Code 403 fatal: HTTP request failed – Stack Overflow.

However, lots of places (especially larger corporations and financials) limit outgoing traffic to http and https based for (often perceived) security reasons.

In this case, I needed a solution for Windows, which – after a long search – found two solutions that are below.

I use the https://gitlab.com/wiert.me/examples/sql-examples.git repository as an example, but it isn’t limited to GitLab: the same symptoms happen with other hosters as well (for instance on GitHub and BitBucket):

First what doesn’t work: they all give the same 403 message.

  1. Installing a newer git version (I tried git version 2.13.3.windows.1)
  2. have the plain URL:
  3. put just the username or e-mail address in the URL
  4. put just the username or e-mail address in the URL with a blank password
  5. for the four above, add the caching credential helper then add a credential:

What could work

The first thing that works is to include the actual password in the repository URL like this:

When you enter the correct password, everything is fine. Except that the password is stored as plain text on disk.

What works

The real solution on Windows is to use the Windows Credential Manager. I found this because of the 5th failure above.

To see which username/password combinations have been stored or add your own, you can start the Credential Manager on the command-line like this (each Windows version seems to have a different path to the UI from the control panel; the console trick just works on all Windows versions I tested):

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}

Note the above was the reason for writing List of Shell GUIDs for various Windows versions for use in shortcuts and batch files.

What might work on non-Windows systems

I have the impression that the “cached” credential manager will work on non-Windows systems, but need to find some time testing that on multiple platforms. Stay tuned (:

For that I need to look into at least these:

–jeroen

Posted in BitBucket, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, GitLab, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

URL query string for searching own GitHub Gists (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/21

Is there a URL query string for searching own GitHub Gists? – Stack Overflow.

Yes, there is, and search terms search within your gists too:

More search parameters are at https://github.com/random-parts/til/blob/master/github/gist-search-cheatsheet.md

–jeroen

via: https://github.com/isaacs/github/issues/1097

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, gist, git, GitHub, Power User, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

git – I ran into a merge conflict. How can I abort the merge? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/18

I need this one day: [WayBackgit – I ran into a merge conflict. How can I abort the merge? – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

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Reminder to self: make a list of URL suffixes to show branch diagrams of repositories

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/18

One of the BitBucket features I like a lot is that in the commit history, you see the branches involved in a nice diagram on the left side of the commits: https://bitbucket.org/pypy/pypy/commits

BitBucket used to be popular to host public repositories, but from a public perspective, they are on the decline for that (they even removed the [once popularbitbucket.org/explore page and [WayBack] will not re-introduce it).

Right now, only major git based hosters still have explore pages:

So it makes sense to see where they provide diagrams of branches, so here are some examples to go from a project to the graph:

–jeroen

Posted in BitBucket, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, GitLab, Mercurial/Hg, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

It looks like the PlasticSCM people are building a git-client, but it needs on-line installation and registration

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/15

gmaster is an interesting Windows based git client, but you cannot install it off-line, and by default it does not use the external git.exe.

See the below tweets.

–jeroen

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