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Re: Git credential helper store flushes randomly




On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 10:24:50AM +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:

> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > The only time it should remove an entry is when Git asks it to. And the
> > only time that happens is when Git sees the credential rejected by the
> > server (e.g., an HTTP 401 even after we fed the stored credential). I
> > don't know why that would happen unless there's some non-determinism on
> > the server.
> 
> I did see a case like this where the server was broken temporarily and
> rejected one login attempt. In this case the credential store deletes
> the entry for that user, and when the server is repaired, the store
> still has the entry deleted.

Right, that's inconvenient if your server is flaky, but is the expected
behavior. Git has to throw away the credential so it can stop trying it
and actually prompt you on the next try (and save the result then if it
works).

-Peff