How to Generate a personal Access Token on Github?
Github has removed password authentication on August 13, 2021. Therefore, you'll need to use a personal access token to do operations on Github. In this tutorial, we will show you how to generate a personal access token and use it instead of your password on Github.
To generate a personal access token on Github, do the following:
- Login into your Github account at https://github.com.
- Go to your Github profile account (top right corner), go to Settings -> Developer Settings -> Personal Access Token -> Generate New Token -> Choose permissions for your access token -> Click Generate Token -> Keep the generated token some where safe.
Your generated access token will look like this gsk_hNs38H0ufopK3zPamGqPyMkmgNq5cb3C0CNF
- Now, use this access token instead of your password to pull, push or to do other operations on github.
git push origin main
Username for 'https://github.com': email@example.com
Password for 'https://firstname.lastname@example.org@github.com': your personal access token here