Using GitLab token to clone without authentication


I want to clone GitLab repository without prompt for my automation script, by using my private token from my GitLab account.

Can someone provide me a sample?

I know I can do so with user and password:

git clone https://" + user + ":" + password + "@" + gitlaburl;

and I know it is possible with ssh key

But, both options are insufficient.


This is how you do it:

git clone https://oauth2:[email protected]/vendor/package.git

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