How to add existing Git repo to Backlog


I’m just new to backlog and just evaluating it for our company’s development purposes. I tried adding our existing Git Repo but I could not find any documentations on how to. Please help as I’m the one who’s recommending this to our CEO.


Hi Solomio,

Did you have trouble creating a Git remote repo on Backlog?

You can refer to our guides:

Create a remote repository in Backlog

Push to remote repo

If you experienced difficulty pushing to the Backlog repo, there may be various reasons:

  1. Perhaps your admin has enable 2FA in the Backlog space, you will need to generate a password for Git (https) and use that with your username/email login. Details on 2FA here.


  1. Or if you are not using HTTPS but SSH to connect to the Backlog repo. It could be the SSH connection settings: SSH connection settings

I hope this helps you. Perhaps you can share more details about the problem you encountered.

If you continue to have trouble, you can get support via the pop-up chat on or in your Backlog window.


Hello Solomio,

Do you have an existing initialized git repo and want to migrate to backlog?
You can add a new remote to your exiting git repo like this. 

git remote add <remote_name> <remote_url>

Then you can basically push everything in your new remote_url after doing this. Hope this helps.