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Downloads of v 1.18.1:


Last Update:

09 Oct 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


git github credential secure

Git Credential Manager for Windows

This is not the latest version of Git Credential Manager for Windows available.

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1.18.1 | Updated: 09 Oct 2018



Downloads of v 1.18.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.1

This is not the latest version of Git Credential Manager for Windows available.

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  • 2
  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Git Credential Manager for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Git Credential Manager for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Git Credential Manager for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade git-credential-manager-for-windows -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.18.1'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade git-credential-manager-for-windows -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.18.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install git-credential-manager-for-windows
    name: git-credential-manager-for-windows
    version: '1.18.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'git-credential-manager-for-windows' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.18.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller git-credential-manager-for-windows
    Name     = "git-credential-manager-for-windows"
    Version  = "1.18.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'git-credential-manager-for-windows':
  ensure   => '1.18.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Oct 2018.


The Git Credential Manager for Windows (GCM) provides secure Git credential storage for Windows. It's the successor to the Windows Credential Store for Git (git-credential-winstore), which is no longer maintained. Compared to Git's built-in credential storage for Windows (wincred), which provides single-factor authentication support working on any HTTP enabled Git repository, GCM provides multi-factor authentication support for Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, and GitHub.

This project includes:

  • Secure password storage in the Windows Credential Store
  • Multi-factor authentication support for Visual Studio Team Services
  • Two-factor authentication support for GitHub
  • Personal Access Token generation and usage support for Visual Studio Team Services and GitHub
  • Non-interactive mode support for Visual Studio Team Services backed by Azure Directory
  • Kerberos authentication for Team Foundation Server (see notes)
  • Optional settings for build agent optimization

NOTE: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    url            = 'https://github.com//Microsoft/Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows/releases/download/v1.18.1/GCMW-1.18.1.exe'
    checksum       = '7e375f2d9eb37e77cea37a3ee9b003116ec280696199c5b2d187603532bdc051'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    silentArgs     = '/SILENT /NORESTART'
    validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.19.0 38060 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.5 1038 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.4 13162 Monday, January 7, 2019 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.3 7007 Saturday, November 3, 2018 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.2 1197 Saturday, October 13, 2018 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.1 598 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.18.0 774 Monday, October 1, 2018 Approved
Git Credential Manager for Windows 1.17.2 1026 Sunday, September 23, 2018 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.16.3 1882 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.15.2 6051 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.15.0 17886 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.14.0 4440 Friday, December 8, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.12.0 5341 Monday, August 7, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.10.1 1182 Friday, July 21, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.10.0 2772 Saturday, May 20, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.9.1 2459 Friday, April 7, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.9.0 1599 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.8.0 2707 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.5.0 6153 Thursday, July 14, 2016 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.2.2 1796 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.1.0 1814 Friday, February 12, 2016 Approved
Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows 1.0.0 2448 Sunday, December 6, 2015 Approved
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