Git Credentials. Avoid repetitions using Credential Helpers.


I recently had to figure out how to save my git credentials, so i wouldn’t have to keep typing them repeatedly.

The references below helped me get past the issue. Some notes below:


  • The credentials are set separately for each repo.
  • Read the documentation that is provided with “git help credentials”
    • “Credential helpers, on the other hand, are external programs from which Git can request both usernames and passwords; they typically interface with secure storage provided by the OS or other programs.”
  • I ended up using a Credential manager
    • I installed the Git Credential manager for Windows.
  • Initially the command “git config –list”   did not have a ‘credential.helper’ set
    • As mentioned in the reference #2, i set it by using :  git config credential.helper manager.
    • After doing this,  I could save my username and password and avoid the repetiotion


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