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Friday, November 26, 2021

Setting up Github developer access tokens | Debugging git push not working requires | How to get Github Access Token

Access token is now required for Github repo git push as of August 13, 2021.  This post solves git push does not work due to authentication errors. After August 13, 2021, Github requires access tokens instead of password login. This post covers how to get github access token for your own developer account. It solves when using receiving "remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021." error message after using git push

remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021. Please use a personal access token instead.

remote: Please see https://github.blog/2020-12-15-token-authentication-requirements-for-git-operations/ for more information.

See the screenshot below to go to setting > developer setting > personal access tokens to generate your access token. For max security select a recent expiration date.


You will also select the appropriate permissions, for example will need to select the repos permission to make git push work. 

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