You’re taking a CS course at UBC and just finished a chunk of work that you wanna commit.
When you try to
git push or
git pull, you’re asked to type in username and password
(Green line is to cover up my CS id)
This guide will show how you can use git config to cache your authentification info
git have this nice feature called
credentials that let you store authentication credentials for git servers (like our
stash.ugrad.cs.ubc.ca for UBC)
We’ll be using
cache option which will store the credentials in memory.
Run the following command to enable this git option:
# 10368000 is 4 months in seconds # With this config, git will remove credential from memory after 4 months git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout=10368000'
You can check that this config is enabled by running the following command:
# Should return output like this # [credentials] # helper = cache --timeout=10368000 cat ~/.gitconfig
Now if you type in git credentials via
git push or
git pull, it will be stored in memory so you don’t have to type everytime you push
Saving credentials permanently
If you want to save the password permanently in the system, you can use
store option like in the following command:
git config --global credential.helper store
However note that once you type credentials for git server, the credentials will be stored in
~/.git-credentials file as plain text file!
Hence I recommend the cache option
Hope it helps!