git integration problem


A couple of months ago this question was posed:

and the answer was that one should be able to use the form:

$ git clone

and be prompted for username and password. I’m finding this though:

$ git clone
Cloning into ‘’…
fatal: unable to access ‘’: The requested URL returned error: 403

Now I do have set on my machine:

$ git config --global -l<User Name><User Email>

where the <User Name> and <User Email> don’t match the developer name and email address on the account and app that I’m trying to clone. But I do have the developer name and password for the account that I could supply when prompted. Am I doing something wrong?


I found what appears to be the problem. I’m on OS X and this StackOverflow question/answer explains exactly what I found:

In this case, the system “credential.helper” was set to osxkeychain. It seems there was some problem with the Backendless credentials in the Keychain. Using the command they give with “sudo” solved the problem (if one prefers to not have osxkeychain manage credentials).

$ sudo git config --system --unset credential.helper