Github Glitch

I was not amused this afternoon when my attempt to push to GitHub for the first time from a new (well, old) machine was met with the message

Failed to erase credential: Element not found

fatal: Authentication failed

A quick Google revealed that other Vista 32-bit users have had a similar experience. The solution (as described by gregfiske) was not to input my credentials into the Windows pop-up box, but to cancel it and input them at the subsequent command line prompts instead.

About Jennifer Phillips Campbell

Software Developer and Medieval Historian
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3 Responses to Github Glitch

  1. Giles says:

    This is also relevant for Tortoise Git and Git Extensions GUI clients.

  2. Steve M says:

    Lifesaver x 2.
    Thanks greatly!

  3. Rob says:

    Worked for me…. Cancel x2

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