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Azure DevOps Server- Update Git credentials

Oh no, after writing a lot of posts about what I thought would be an easy operation, I'm back again with a last follow up post on moving an Azure DevOps Server instance from HTTP to HTTPS.

If you missed the previous posts:

In this last post(I really promise) I want to talk about Git Credential Manager.

Git Credential Manager simplifies authentication with your Azure Repos Git repositories. Credential managers let you use the same credentials that you use for the Azure DevOps Services web portal.

It can be installed as part of Git for Windows and thanks to it you don’t need use SSH keys or Personal Access Tokens to connect to your Azure DevOps Git repositories.

The problem was that after switching to HTTPS my Git credentials no longer seemed to work. Instead when I tried to do a git operation, it failed with the following error message:

$ git pull
fatal: Authentication failed for `repo url/`

To fix it I had to remove the existing credentials. Therefore I went  to Control Panel -> Credential Manager.

In the list of Generic Credentials I searched for the git repo credentials and clicked on Remove:

After that the authentication pop up reappeared and I could reenter my credentials.

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