Lord Rixuel Lord Rixuel - 1 month ago 14
Git Question

How to sign out in Git Bash console in Windows?

I'm using Git, on Windows, version 2.9.2.windows.1.

I work on a repository project and when I do a push, it asked me to enter my Github Username and Password. I entered both my Github Username and Password to update the project.

In my next push, it doesn't ask for my username and password anymore. All my modification for the project is updated.

Looks like my username and password are "saved". How do I "unsave" them?

How do I sign out?

I tried

git config --global --unset user.name
git config --global --unset user.email
git config --global --unset credential.helper


but they do not make me sign out.

I want to clear my sign in so the next time I make a push, it asks me again to enter my username and password.




I found my solution (Thanks to VonC):

Go to: Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage your credentials -> Windows Credentials -> under Generic Credentials there are some credentials related to Github, click on them and click "Remove".

It signed me out so the next time I do a push, it asks me to enter my username and my password.

Answer Source

First, user authentication has nothing to do with user.name and user.email git config.

And second, compared to the old answer "remove credentials from git", the latest Git for Windows uses Git Credential Manager (Git 2.9.2 => GCM 1.5.0).

 git config --global credential.helper manager 

Check your config (git config -l) and see if "manager" is registered there.

Since its v1.3.0 (April 2016), it has a delete command to purge credentials.

git credential-manager delete <url>

If git config credential-manager returns store, then Git uses the “store” mode, which saves the credentials to a plain-text file on disk, and they never expire.

type %USERPROFILE%\.git-credentials

I would remove that particular credential helper from the config, as it stores credentials in plain text.


The OP Lord Rixuel actually confirms in the comments it is a native Windows Credential Manager function which provides automatically (Git or not) the credentials:

I see the "Manage your credentials" option, I click on it out of curiosity, then I click on "Windows Credentials", under "Generic Credentials", there is "git:github.com";, I click on it and there is the "Remove" option. I clicked Remove.

When I do a git push, it asks again for my user and my password. Exactly what I want when I want to sign out.