Question

Github HTTPS push 403 error

  • Posted April 29, 2014

I am able to clone repos just fine using https:

$ git clone https://github.com/srobertson421/repo.git

but when I go to push commits it gives me this error:

$ git push error: The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden while accessing https://github.com/srobertson421/repo.git/info/refs

It’s probably something really simple, but any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Sean

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try changing your remote server name from github.com to username@github.com by following command:

$ git remote set-url origin https://srobertson421@github.com/srobertson421/repo.git

and then push

If the above steps doesn’t work, check whether there is port blocked. Ask your firewall team to open the same.

Check out <a href=“http://jessemon.blogspot.com/2013/08/github-push-to-upstream-403-error-with.html”>http://jessemon.blogspot.com/2013/08/github-push-to-upstream-403-error-with.html</a>. <br>I recommend pushing via SSH instead as using HTTPS requires you to enter your credentials each time you push. You can do that by generating SSH keys if you haven’t already: <pre>ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -N “”</pre> and adding the public key to your Github account: <pre>cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub</pre>

See here, this might help. <br>http://guides.railsgirls.com/github/