How to Generate GitHub Authentication Token

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GitHub announced in July 2020 that they will require the use of authentication token for all Git operations which requires authentication. They stated that the changes will apply in August 13, 2021 where they will not accept password of the user’s account anymore when authentication is needed in Git operations.

In order to get the authentication token, open your account on GitHub. Click on your profile then go to Settings.

There, you’ll see Developer Settings then click.

After clicking on Developer Settings, go to Personal access tokens.

Click on Generate new Token.

Fill up the needed things in order to generate the token. Set the expiration date based on your preferred date.

Click on the following:

Then click on the Generate token.

After clicking on the Generate Token, you’ll see your token which you can use to access Git operations. Don’t forget to save your token.

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