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How to update my git/github token

Option 1

To update your Git/GitHub token, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and go to the GitHub website.
  2. Log in to your GitHub account if you’re not already logged in.
  3. Click on your profile avatar in the top right corner of the page and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  4. On the Settings page, click on “Developer settings” in the left sidebar.
  5. In the Developer settings page, click on the “Personal access tokens” section.
  6. Click on the “Generate new token” button.
  7. In the “Token description” field, enter a name for your token (e.g., “Git token”) to help you remember what it’s for.
  8. Select the appropriate permissions for your token. For example, if you want to use the token to access your private repositories, you’ll need to select the “repo” scope.
  9. Click on the “Generate token” button.
  10. Copy the token that is generated and save it in a secure location. This is the only time you’ll be able to see the token, so make sure to save it before closing the window.
  11. To use the token with Git, you’ll need to add it to your local Git configuration. To do this, open a terminal or command prompt and run the following command, replacing <token> with the actual token you generated:
Copy codegit config --global user.token <token>

That’s it! Your Git/GitHub token has been updated and you can now use it to authenticate with Git and access your private repositories.

Option 2:

How to update my git github token

  1. Open your terminal and navigate to the directory where your local Git repository is located.
  2. Run the command git config --global user.name "Your Name" to update your username for Git.
  3. Run the command git config --global user.email "your@email.com" to update your email address for Git.
  4. Open the GitHub website and log in to your account.
  5. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  6. In the left menu, select “Developer settings” and then click on “Personal access tokens”.
  7. Click on the “Generate new token” button and enter a descriptive name for the token.
  8. Select the scope of the token by checking the appropriate boxes. The scope determines what access the token has to your repositories and other resources on GitHub.
  9. Click on the “Generate token” button to create the token.
  10. Copy the token to your clipboard by clicking on the “Copy” button next to the token.
  11. In your terminal, run the command git config --global github.token "your-token-here" to update your GitHub token.
  12. Run the command git config --global --list to verify that your token has been updated. You should see the token listed under the github.token entry.
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