How to avoid giving user credentials for every git push - git-credential-store and git-credential-store exmple


In this blog post, There are many ways we can save user credentials for git push command

How to do push changes with out authentication every time to github

As you know every time when you are pushing the changes to GitHub, You need to authenticate to GitHub with username and password.

Some times you want to multiple commits without authentication, There is a process to do it.

git-credential-store and git-credential-cache are the commands to store the user credentials into hard disk.

These are having only file system permission.

git-credential-store example

These command used to save credentials store into local store. These credentials saved indefinitely.


$ git config credential.helper cache
$ git push http://github.com/repository.git
Username:
Password:
[next time ownards, entering user details are not required]
$ git push http://github.com/repository.git
[credentials are not required to enter again, ]

Disable the store


git config --unset credential.helper

git-credential-cache example 

These will be store in local cache. These save the credentials for specific period of time.


$ git config credential.helper cache
$ git push http://github.com/repository.git
Username:
Password:
[next time ownards, entering user details are not required]
$ git push http://github.com/repository.git
[credentials are not required to enter again, ]

This will enable to store the credential into file system cache for a default of 15 minutes Enable the store for duration of time If you want to store the credentials for duration of some time. The below timeout is 50 minutes


git config --global credential.helper 'store --timeout=3000'

Disadvantages with this approach is user credentials are stored as plain text and not secured way. Other way is to using SSH with public and private key adding to github.

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