Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Using TortoiseGit with Visual Studio Online

If you are using Git with Visual Studio Online, you may also want to use TortoiseGit as your Git client.

However, as you will soon discover, TortoiseGit does not support Windows Live ID credentials!

Therefore, what do you do in this scenario?

Fortunately, Visual Studio Online supports a scenario called "Alternate Credentials" as described here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/integrate/get-started/auth/overview

You need to set up these alternate credentials in Visual Studio Online in order to be able to use an alternative client such as TortoiseGit in conjunction with Visual Studio Online Git.

You will first need to log into Visual Studio Online and then under "My Profile"-->Security, you will be able to enter your Alternate Credentials as shown below:

Once you have done that, you will be able to log into TortoiseGit using these Alternate Credentials rather than your Windows Live ID credentials!

That is all there is to it!!

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