Little app for use as a GIT_ASKPASS handler that manages credentials automatically
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Windows Credential Store for Git

This application is a small helper app designed to follow the git credentials API as defined by the Git Documentation.


A cleaner installer is coming soon, but for now...

  1. Download the git-credential-winstore.exe file from the downloads section
  2. Put it in your path
  3. Run "git config credential.helper winstore"


Why doesn't it work?

Make sure you're running the latest version of msysgit. The credential API is fairly new. I've tested this on version 1.7.10.

Where are you storing my credentials?

This app just uses the existing Windows Credential Store to hold your credentials. You can see the stored credentials by going to Control Panel > User Accounts > Credential Manager and choosing "Windows Credentials". The entries starting "git:" are from git-credential-winstore.

I have another question?

That's not a question.

But I actually have another question...

Ok, you can email me at


This code is Copyright Andrew Nurse 2012. You are hereby granted a license to use the software and code under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0 (