github password policy

Thomas Wolff
Mon Aug 16 17:51:48 GMT 2021

Am 16.08.2021 um 16:46 schrieb Lee:
> On 8/16/21, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> github have changed their authentication policy not to allow passwords
>> anymore.
>> So they are asking maintainers to acquire another kind of password (a
>> "token"), which I did a while ago.
>> But they refuse to support users with the transition, there is no
>> "plug-and-play" howto available, except for those who are willing to
>> dive into details of authentication stuff and spend a few study hours on
>> that useless policy change.
>> As I cannot update mintty anymore right now from the git command line,
>> is any maintainer here impacted by the same issue and can help out with
>> some advice how to get rid of this nuisance?
> ssh keys work - start here:
Thanks for the link. So I've now added my ssh key to github and 
successfully tested it.
Now what? git push apparently still wants to use the old password and 
reports an error.
Kind regards,

> Regards
> Lee

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