Troubleshooting

Fx for “The requested URL returned error” and “401 Unauthorized while accessing” with git on CentOS 6

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Quick fix for when you get the following error during git push:

“The requested URL returned error: 401 Unauthorized while accessing” “fatal: HTTP request failed”

If you know that you have proper credentials for the repository in question, read further for solution.

Solution. Upgrade git on CentOS 6

First, confirm that you have specific version of git:

git --version
git version 1.7.1

Now, upgrade git on Centos 6 to more recent version:

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install https://centos6.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm
sudo yum install yum-plugin-replace
sudo yum replace git --replace-with git2u

Now you have a more recent git version which will likely have no error mentioned above.

  1. Johan Gardner

    Awesome thanks, right on the money for my persistent 401. All sorted now. Thanks again.

    Reply

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