When I try to clone a remote git repo on windows, I get the below error
fatal: Authentication failed for ‘<URL>’
How do I fix this ?
Here is how to fix it on windows:-
Go to Control panel and search for Credentials Manager and click on it.
It will have 2 tabs web credentials and windows credentials, select windows credentials. See screenshot below
Once selected, select Add a generic credential and it will ask for below 3 fields
- Remote host/URL
See screenshot below
As seen above enter the remote hostname/website address like
provide the username and password.
Now open command prompt and try to clone the repository again, it should work !!
Hope this helps someone who runs into a similar issue.