unknown SSL protocol error in connection to github.com:443

 Hello everybody,

I ran into some troubles. Now I’m getting the rrror message like in subject. What did I do?

At this point the authentication did not work, the command was canceled. I did generate a new hash for connecting through https. At the point when I am now calling the command again

… it says: fatal: remote origin already exists.

But the project is not to find at my account, so I am also unable to delete it. If I try: git pull

… it says:

fatal: unable to access ‘https://github.com/toohoo/my-project.git/’: Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to github.com:443

Has someone a hint or solution. Would be great.

Thanks in advance, Thomas

PS: I use 2FA.

You don’t need to run ‘git remote add’ twice, the configuration set up by the first run is still there :slight_smile:

About the ssl error: please update your git client, GitHub disabled weak SSL protocols a few months ago.

Hello, Thanks at first.

I did try to install latest git version 2.18.0.windows.1 .

I did hangup. After 20 min I did cancel the 2 processes.

If now I do a git pull it says:

remote: Repository not found.
fatal: repository ‘https://github.com/toohoo/gswm-book-chapter4.git/’ not found

so it seems as this is no solution for me or I didn’t  understand it right.

What I forgot former was: git push origin master

Also in this case I get now:

remote: Repository not found.
fatal: repository ‘https://github.com/toohoo/gswm-book-chapter4.git/’ not found

So it cant’t be on the server.


The trailing slash on the remote URL might be the problem. The actual URL is https://github.com/toohoo/gswm-book-chapter4.git with no slash at the end. You can get this really simply by using the copy button on the clone or download tool:

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Hello lee-dohm,

thanks to you. I could not find, where the url is residing. But today I had at least no problem to do a pull. Important to mention I created a repository on github over web, because I was not able - seems so - to create it from command line.