Using TFS/Git from Xamarin, SourceTree, and other non-VS clients

If you create a new Team Foundation Service project from and specify “Git” as the underlying provider, I found that Xamarin and SourceTree on MacOS did NOT like the credentials. I would get a “not authorized” error.

To correct this, in your browser, while in your TFS project, click on your name in the top right and go to your profile:


Click the “Credentials” tab:


Click “Enable alternate credentials”:


Put in a password and use THAT password from alternate git clients. That’s it!

Posted in Apple Stuff, General, Infrastructure, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized

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