I got this error on my console when I tried to use
remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021.
remote: Please see https://docs.github.com/en/get-started/getting-started-with-git/about-remote-repositories#cloning-with-https-urls for information on currently recommended modes of authentication.
fatal: Authentication failed for ...
It's very weird, because I just followed the documentation and created a token two weeks ago on GitHub. The token expires on Tue, Oct 26, 2021. Why has this been removed today?
From 2021-08-13, GitHub is no longer accepting account passwords when authenticating Git operations. You need to add a PAT (Personal Access Token) instead, and you can follow the below method to add a PAT on your system.
Create Personal Access Token on GitHub
From your GitHub account, go to Settings → Developer Settings → Personal Access Token → Generate New Token (Give your password) → Fillup the form → click Generate token → Copy the generated Token, it will be something like
Now follow the below method based on your machine:
For Windows OS ⤴
Go to Credential Manager from Control Panel → Windows Credentials → find
git:https://github.com → Edit → On Password replace with with your GitHub Personal Access Token → You are Done
If you don’t find
git:https://github.com → Click on Add a generic credential → Internet address will be
git:https://github.com and you need to type in your username and password will be your GitHub Personal Access Token → Click Ok and you are done
For macOS ⤴
Click on the Spotlight icon (magnifying glass) on the right side of the menu bar. Type Keychain access then press the Enter key to launch the app → In Keychain Access, search for
github.com → Find the internet password entry for
github.com → Edit or delete the entry accordingly → You are done
For a Linux-based OS ⤴
For Linux, you need to configure the local GIT client with a username
and email address,
$ git config --global user.name "your_github_username"
$ git config --global user.email "your_github_email"
$ git config -l
Once GIT is configured, we can begin using it to access GitHub.
$ git clone https://github.com/YOUR-USERNAME/YOUR-REPOSITORY
> Cloning into `YOUR-REPOSITORY`...
Username: <type your username>
Password: <type your password or personal access token (GitHub)
Now cache the given record in your computer to remembers the token:
$ git config --global credential.helper cache
If needed, anytime you can delete the cache record by:
$ git config --global --unset credential.helper
$ git config --system --unset credential.helper
Now try to pull with
-v to verify
$ git pull -v
(Clone as follows):
git clone https://<tokenhere>@github.com/<user>/<repo>.git
If you are using PhpStorm, go to menu Git → pull and select authentication via Personal Access Token. Enter your
PAT it will allow you to pull/push the changes.