I have a repo (based in bitbucket) that I have cloned. How can I connect my cloned repo with my sandbox environment? My IDE is VS Code.

In the past I have created a new project from manifest - however when I do that it creates a separate folder. As a result I need to manually copy files between my first folder (connected to the SF Sandbox) and the other folder (connected to Git remote).

Thanks for any advice on this.

  • Is this an existing SFDX project repo?
    – sfdcfox
    Apr 28, 2020 at 19:40

1 Answer 1


Assuming this is an SFDX repo (e.g. already in source format, has sfdx-project.json, etc), simply use SFDX: Authorize an org from the Command Palette. Follow the prompts to authorize your project folder. Once done, you should be connected.

  • I'm in the same situation and Authorize an Org does not appear in the command palette. Mar 10, 2021 at 17:22
  • @DavidCheng You need to wait for the extensions to "boot up", which takes a moment. Worst case scenario, you can go to the Terminal and type sfdx force:auth:web:login -s -a desiredAlias, and VS Code will pick up the newly authorized org.
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 10, 2021 at 17:35
  • Thanks @sfdcfox, I waited and it didn't appear. I also tried the CLI and it didn't work either -- I still don't get the Salesforce-specific options when I right click on package.xml. I'll create a new question for my issue. Mar 10, 2021 at 17:48
  • @DavidCheng Please do. I'll be glad to check it out.
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 10, 2021 at 17:49

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