Saving Git Username and Password in Tortoise Git

When we are dealing with Git commits multiple times daily, it will be difficult and time-consuming if we enter our username and password every time.

If we didn’t save our credentials, whenever we try to push our source code to the origin.



Credentials window occurs and consumes our valuable time.

By using following steps we can save our Git credentials in Tortoise Git

Create a text file called _netrc in the home directory


(e.g. c:\users\pandiyan\_netrc).

Or we can create the file in any path, but the path which contains the file should be added in the HOME environment variable. The file path URL should not contain any space character.

And the file should contain the credentials with the following format:






login myloginid

password mypassword

we can add multiple instance details too. By doing the above steps, login window won’t appear every time. We save our valuable time and spend that in some other ways.

Happy Coding 🙂

2 thoughts on “Saving Git Username and Password in Tortoise Git

  1. Anjali August 3, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Awesome!!! It worked for me.

    Liked by 1 person

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