github password policy

Jonathan Yong
Mon Aug 16 18:33:11 GMT 2021

On 8/16/21 5:51 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> 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,
> Thomas
>> Regards
>> Lee
> .

Check your push URL, make sure it is ssh://
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