Turn off personal access token when pushing to GitHub

GitHub requires authentication for pushing code to repositories as a security measure. This ensures that only authorized users can make changes to the repository and helps prevent unauthorized access.

However, if you want to avoid entering your credentials every time you push code to GitHub, you can configure a Git credential helper. The credential helper will store your credentials locally and automatically provide them when needed, allowing you to push code without manual authentication.

Here’s how you can set up a credential helper for Git:

Open a terminal or command prompt.

Set up the credential helper by entering the following command:

git config –global credential.helper cache

This command configures Git to use the default credential helper, which caches your credentials for a specified period.

Set the cache timeout (in seconds) for how long you want Git to remember your credentials. For example, to set the cache timeout to 1 hour (3600 seconds), enter the following command:

git config –global credential.helper ‘cache –timeout=3600’

You can adjust the timeout value according to your preference.

After configuring the credential helper, the first time you push code to a GitHub repository, you will be prompted to enter your username and personal access token. Subsequent pushes within the specified cache timeout period will use the cached credentials without requiring manual authentication.

Keep in mind that using a credential helper reduces the frequency of authentication prompts but does not completely eliminate the need for authentication.

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