How to change saved password for remote git repository

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I have changed password of my git repository and now I am unable to pull / push from / to it from PhpStorm. I have previously saved old password in PhpStorm. Now I just get error "fatal: Authentication failed for..." but I don't see a way how to enter new credentials.

How can I clear saved password cache for git?

Borut

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AFAIK Git doesn't use password, only key with passphase - maybe you need to regenerate this key? Or you have a Github account?

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I don't use Github but I all the time work with private git (remote) repositories (for push / pull) where I have to enter username and password. This works fine in PhpStorm - I get modal window to enter credentials, but once remote password has changed I just got authetication error and pull / push failed. I was not provided an option to enter new credentials.

At the end I solved the problem to change master password in PhpStorm so all saved passwords were lost and again I was provided with modal window to enter new credentials. But downside of this approach is that also my other saved passwords for other projects were "lost" and I had to enter all of them again.

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Yes, changing master password is a solution. You can also try to set PHPStorm do not remember passwords: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/webhelp/passwords.html . But in both cases the drawback is that you loose all stored passwords.
We have another request that should cover this use case: http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-102861 .

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using windows 7 and intellij 2017.1. Tried all of that, still telling me that it is not able to authenticate. Also deleted the KeePas file, no luck. Please help.

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In my opinion PHPStorm has very poor workflow when you have changed your Github password. You have to forget all  passwords to get it working, which is a royal pain in the ass if you've saved many FTP passwords.

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Issue is still there, even though related youtrack tickets are marked as fixed.

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Pavel, since the issue posted here was fixed, it's been broken once again here: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-134848
What version are you on?

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You need to upgrade then, it's been fixed in 2017.3.

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Still an issue with PyCharm 2017.3.3 on Ubuntu. The fix is to go into the Gnome Keyring and remove the entry in question.

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Work around worked for me. I downloaded KeyPass and went to File > Settings > Appearance & Behavior > System Settings> Passwords, clicked on 'Do not save..", restarted IntelliJ and VCS asked for password again. 

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Do not work all of these. PhpStorm 2018

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