The git remote set-url command changes an existing remote repository URL.
The git remote set-url command takes two arguments:
  • An existing remote name. For example, origin or upstream are two common choices.
  • A new URL for the remote. For example:
    • If you're updating to use HTTPS, your URL might look like:
    • If you're updating to use SSH, your URL might look like:

Switching remote URLs from SSH to HTTPS

  1. Open Terminal (for Mac users) or the command prompt (for Windows and Linux users) .
  2. Change the current working directory to your local project.
  3. List your existing remotes in order to get the name of the remote you want to change.
    git remote -v
    # origin (fetch)
    # origin (push)
  4. Change your remote's URL from SSH to HTTPS with the remote set-url command.
    git remote set-url origin
  5. Verify that the remote URL has changed.
    git remote -v
    # Verify new remote URL
    # origin (fetch)
    # origin (push)
The next time you git fetchgit pull, or git push to the remote repository, you'll be asked for your GitHub username and password.


You may encounter these errors when trying to changing a remote.

No such remote '[name]'

This error means that the remote you tried to change doesn't exist:
git remote set-url sofake
# fatal: No such remote 'sofake'
Check that you've correctly typed the remote name.