[SOLVED] Git failed with a fatal error. authentication failed for https //bitbucket

If you are getting bitbucket errors like the below while trying to git pull or git push:

git failed with a fatal error. authentication failed for 'https //bitbucket

One of the most probable reasons would be that your password is locked.

Solution for bitbucket auth error.

  • Step #1: Go to https://bitbucket.org
  • Step #2: Log in with your credentials
  • Step #3: Solve the captcha if asked
  • Step #4: Change the password after login (optional, but recommended)
  • Step #5: Now, try again from your Git client (use the new password if you have changed it)

After completing these steps, you should be able to continue using bitbucket.

How to solve the real password authentication error from the git / gitbash client?

If you encounter a “fatal error: authentication failed” when working with Git and attempting to authenticate with a Bitbucket repository, it typically indicates an issue with your credentials or authentication settings. Here are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve the problem:

  • Verify your credentials: Double-check that you are entering the correct username and password for your Bitbucket account. Ensure that there are no typos or incorrect characters. Take note that passwords are case-sensitive.
  • Check your remote URL: Confirm that the remote URL of your Git repository is correct. You can use the following command to view the remote URL:
git remote -v

If the URL is incorrect, you can update it using the git remote set-url command.

  • Utilize SSH instead of HTTPS: Instead of using HTTPS for authentication, you can set up SSH authentication with Bitbucket. This involves generating an SSH key pair, adding the public key to your Bitbucket account, and configuring your Git repository to use SSH URLs. Bitbucket provides detailed instructions on how to set up SSH authentication in its documentation.
  • Clear cached credentials: If you have previously entered incorrect credentials, Git might have cached them. Clear the cached credentials using the following command:
git config --global --unset credential.helper
  • Enable 2FA: If you have enabled two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Bitbucket account, you must use an access token instead of your account password. Generate an access token in Bitbucket and use it as your password when prompted for authentication.
  • Temporary network or server issues: Sometimes, authentication failures can occur due to temporary network issues or problems on the Bitbucket server side. In such cases, it’s best to wait and then try again.

If none of these steps resolves the authentication failure, reviewing Bitbucket’s documentation or contacting their support for further assistance is recommended. They can provide specific guidance based on the error message and help troubleshoot authentication-related issues.