Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Git-tf–Save your credentials

At the moment I’m working on a hybrid source control project where I combine GIT for local development and Team Foundation Server Version Control as a centralized repository. To simplify the process, I’m using Git-TF:

Git-TF is a set of cross-platform, command line tools that facilitate sharing of changes between Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online and Git.
These tools make it easy to clone sources from TFS, fetch updates from TFS, and update TFS with changes committed locally in Git.

One of the things I found annoying was that I had to specify my username and password each time the tool tries to connect to TFS. To fix this, you can store your username and password in the git configuration for your repository:

git config git-tf.server.username your-username
git config git-tf.server.password your-password

Remark: This will store your password in the git configuration file in plain text. So don’t tell a security expert Glimlach

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