error while accessing git repo worked before

I have a user complaining that they are not able to access their github project , it was working back in January and now no longer.  He’s performing a git fetch and it fails with

fatal: unable to access ‘’: SSL connect error

I’n not very familiar with git but I am trying to clone this project just to test git connection and I can’t connect

git clone
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/ebuttice/git_test/BiocParallel/.git/
error:  while accessing

Any changes made to git since Januaray that may cause this ?

This works so I don’t think think its the git setup specifically on the server.

 git clone --branch 8.x-2.x

That very much smells like the ssl changes that happened in february. Please ask your user to make sure they upgraded git to the latest version. And if they’re on windows, also update the git credential manager.