Troubleshoot Error when cloning Azure Repos using App Service Editor

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Currently having a single instance of Web Apps and now trying to control the source code using git. I have used "clone" in Azure Repos and used the following command below to add the remote directory in App Service Editor.

git remote add origin [Azure Repos URL]

However, the console in App Service Editor shows the following Error message.

\ [master]> git remote show origin
fatal: NullReferenceException encountered.
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

How can I fix this error and use Azure Repos as remote directory from App Service Editor
 

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Currently having a single instance of Web Apps and now trying to control the source code using git. I have used "clone" in Azure Repos and used the following command below to add the remote directory in App Service Editor.

git remote add origin [Azure Repos URL]

However, the console in App Service Editor shows the following Error message.

\ [master]> git remote show origin
fatal: NullReferenceException encountered.
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

How can I fix this error and use Azure Repos as remote directory from App Service Editor
It seems that you're experiencing a NullReferenceException when attempting to add the Azure Repos URL as the remote origin for your local Git repository in the App Service Editor. This error might be caused by an issue in the environment, an incorrect URL, or improper authentication.

To fix this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Double-check the Azure Repos URL: Ensure that you have copied the correct Azure Repos URL. You can find the URL in the Azure DevOps portal by going to your project, selecting "Repos," and then clicking on "Clone" in the top right corner. Make sure to copy the correct URL for your preferred protocol (either HTTPS or SSH).
  2. Set up authentication: If you're using HTTPS, ensure you have set up proper authentication for your Azure DevOps account. You can either use a Personal Access Token (PAT) or authenticate using your Azure DevOps credentials. To create a PAT, follow the instructions in the Azure DevOps documentation: Use personal access tokens - Azure DevOps

    If you're using SSH, make sure you've added your SSH public key to your Azure DevOps profile. You can follow this guide on how to add an SSH key: Use SSH key authentication - Azure Repos

  3. Update Git: Ensure you are using the latest version of Git. You can update Git by following the instructions provided on the Git website: Git - Downloads
  4. Use a local Git client: If the error persists in the App Service Editor, try using a local Git client like Git Bash, Git CMD, or a GUI-based client like SourceTree or GitKraken. Clone the repository to your local machine, add the remote origin, and push changes to the Azure Repos. Once you've set up the connection successfully, you can sync your local repository with the App Service.
  5. Reinitialize the Git repository: If none of the above solutions work, you may need to reinitialize the Git repository by following these steps:
    a. Delete the .git folder in your project directory (this will remove all the Git-related settings).
    b. Run git init to create a new Git repository.
    c. Configure your Git user and email using git config user.name "Your Name" and git config user.email "your.email@example.com".
    d. Add all your project files using git add . and commit your changes using git commit -m "Initial commit".
    e. Add the remote origin again with git remote add origin [Azure Repos URL]. f. Push your changes to the Azure Repos using git push -u origin master.
If you've tried these steps and are still experiencing issues, you may need to contact Azure support for further assistance.
 
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