github password policy

Thomas Wolff
Tue Aug 17 06:39:41 GMT 2021

Am 16.08.2021 um 19:59 schrieb Yaakov Selkowitz via Cygwin-apps:
> On Mon, 2021-08-16 at 19:51 +0200, 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.
Thanks for all hints.

> Make sure the (push)url for the remote to which you wish to push is in the
> form rather than an https:// form.
This URL scheme works for clone and push. And it works without an ssh-agent.
Thanks again

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