Git push requires username and password


I cloned a Git repository from my GitHub account to my PC.

I want to work with both my PC and laptop, but with one GitHub account.

When I try to push to or pull from GitHub using my PC, it requires a username and password, but not when I'm using the laptop!

I don't want to type my username and password every time I interact with origin. What am I missing here?


A common cause is cloning using the default (HTTPS) instead of SSH. You can correct this by going to your repository, clicking "Clone or download", then clicking the "Use SSH" button above the URL field and updating the URL of your origin remote like this:

git remote set-url origin [email protected]:username/repo.git

You can check if you have added the remote as HTTPS or SSH using:

git remote -v

This is documented at GitHub: Switching remote URLs from HTTPS to SSH.

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