Leos Literak Leos Literak - 28 days ago 4x
Git Question

Failed to push changes to GitHub

I try to push my changes to GitHub for two days, I read tens of discussions, but it still does not work. I think that I do something fundamentally wrong, I cannot explain it otherwise. I feel really angry after ten lost hours for activity that would take 30 seconds with SubVersion.

Originally I started from Intellij Idea cloning this URL: https://github.com/hhru/subscribe.git. But push did not work, access denied. I tried Pushing to Git returning Error Code 403 fatal: HTTP request failed, changed repo to svn, created SSH keys, updated windows environment with plink and home. I was able to test ssh connection but push still did not work. I break it so badly after another tries that I could not even pull changes.

Then I uninstalled git and installed github for windows, located my repository and it displayed one commit to synchronize. It failed again and tell me to run git cmd. Ok, I googled again and ran

git status
- one commit in front of repository. But
git push
failed again with 403 error.

Then I removed the repository from GitHub for windows and clicked Clone id desktop button in GitHub web. I have fresh clone with no changes - nothing to sync. I opened git command line in new project and ran
git push

C:\dev\GitHub\subscribe [master]> git push
remote: Permission to hhru/subscribe.git denied to ba6a24dc485381dfe92d13800d0315c132787d30.
fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/hhru/subscribe.git/': The requested URL returned error: 403
C:\dev\GitHub\subscribe [master]> git status
# On branch master
nothing to commit, working directory clean

I really do not understand it. I thought that GitHub is open and I do not need to ask for permission to submit pull request. But it seems that I do not have privileges. Or what else could be wrong? I feel really desperate :-(


It sounds like the trouble you're having is that you think you can push directly to hhru/subscribe without having commit access to that repository. While anyone can clone or fork your code from GitHub, only people you give commit access to a repository can change it directly in your repository.

In order to make a pull request, you need to first fork the repository, push your changes to your own repository, and then create a pull request from the GitHub website.

How this is done is explained in the Fork A Repo and Using Pull Requests sections of the GitHub documentation.

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