Monday, November 4, 2019

Fixing the git-credential-osxkeychain password prompts on every git transaction

After a password change in my gitlab account, sometimes the git-credential-osxkeychain password prompt (shown below) will always pop up whenever I try to perform a git commit transaction on my Macbook.

And it seemingly will not allow you to proceed even though the correct password has been entered; only by pressing the ESC key will MacOSX allow the transaction to go through.

To resolve this issue, the following steps can be done:
  1. Press Command + spacebar on the keyboard to bring up the Finder. Type in keychain. Press Enter.

    The Keychain access dialog box appears.
  2. In the Search field, type in gitlab.

    The list is filtered by the search string.
  3. Now, mouse right click on the gitlab entry on the list. Choose Delete "".

    The keychain entry is deleted.
The gitlab keychain entry will be regenerated the next time and the git-credential-osxkeychain prompt will no longer pop up.

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