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git-receive-pack not permitted error on pushing upstream

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2011-07-08 22:53

If you ever run into a git-receive-pack not permitted error when using Git, chances are that it's a configuration issue on your end. In my case, I had cloned the repository using via https (which required authentication). However, pushing failed with the aforementioned error. This was due to the fact that I was only allowed to push via SSH. Therefore, once I changed the protocol in the configuration for my checkout, all was well again.

Since I use Eclipse (and eGit), it might be handy for some to know that the configuration settings for a Git-cloned project can be accessed via the project's context menu (right click), and choosing Team, Remote, and "Configure Fetch from upstream" or Configure Push to upstream", as applicable.

Hope this helps!