07 February 2014

Access GitHub with an authentication token instead of your Github password

I'm currently using the SmartGit client, as it's good and crossplatform. When I wanted to connect to my GitHub repository for a hobby project I was working on, I was a bit uncomfortable sharing my Github password with the application. Good thing is, Github allows you to also create a token which SmartGit can use to authenticate.

Click on settings on the top of the page:
Select "Applications" and "Create a new token". Use the hash value that gets generated (and treat this token like you would treat a password)

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