How to Setup a Visual Studio Online (VSO) Git Repo in SourceTree

Here’s what you have to do to get a VSO git repo setup in SourceTree

Go to VSO Personal Access Tokens: https://{vso-account-name}.visualstudio.com/_details/security/tokens

Replace {vso-account-name} with your VSO account name

Click “Add”

Enter a Description and set your preferences for Expiration, Accounts and Scopes.

Click “Create Token”

Click “Copy Token” and store that somewhere that you can access later because you won’t see it again through VSO.

Install SourceTree: https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/

Click “Clone / New”

Enter “Source Path / URL” in this format:

https://{username:access-token}@{vso-account-name}.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/{project-name}/_git/{repo-name}

The best way to get this URL is to go to your VSO project in your browser and then add your username and access-token.

Note your username does not contain an “@” sign. Just use the username of the email address that you sign-in to VSO with.

With your cursor focus in the “Source Path / URL” input…hit TAB.

You should then see this:

If you don’t see that then something isn’t setup right. Your URL could be wrong or git might not be installed properly.

Hope this helps.

Jon

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