Authentication error connecting to Git on TFS
I’m throwing this out there since I couldn’t find much on this specific problem. #payingItForward
I struggled getting the git command line to authenticate with Git Team Foundation Service online.
My current environment is Windows 8, msysgit, with the git-credential-winstore tool installed. (Love that credential tool)
When I first tried to (push, fetch, or pull) from a newly created TFS Git repository I received git-credential-winstore authentication dialog, entered my credentials and received the following error,
Failed to erase credential: Element not found
fatal: Authentication failed
After googling that error I found this link http://blog.jennysjottings.co.uk/2013/01/20/github-glitch/ who’s approach did not work in my case.
Solution: Short Version
- Log into your TFS account (online)
- go to your account settings then credentials
- setup the alternate login
Solution: Long version
- First go to the following link: Use Git and XCode with TFS
- scroll down to the section titled:
Enable basic authentication for your account
- Follow those directions
Hope this helps.