Fixed authentication failure by disabling cache

I’ve had various authentication issues in GitHub Desktop over the last couple years, and I want to share my latest workaround:

After opening Developer Tools (Ctrl + Shift + I) and attempting to authenticate (Options > Accounts > Sign In), I noticed one of the responses (in Network tab) indicated it was loaded from cache. After enabling “Disable cache” and retrying, I was able to authenticate successfully.

  • Windows 10
  • GitHub Desktop 2.6.1
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Thanks for sharing this tip @dproviden! Clearing out GitHub Desktop’s locally cached data is something we recommend when encountering authentication issues, but I actually haven’t tried out the Disable cache workaround before. I’m glad to hear that was able to get things working.