Hi fellow developers using GitHub!
I recently (2-3 times) received an email saying :
You recently used a password to access an endpoint through the GitHub API using git-credential-manager (Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0; Win32NT; x64) CLR/4.0.30319 git-tools/1.18.4. We will deprecate basic authentication using password to this endpoint soon:
We recommend using a personal access token (PAT) with the appropriate scope to access this endpoint instead. Visit https://github.com/settings/tokens for more information.
The GitHub Team
I vaguely understand what this is all about, but I wonder (a) if I am really concerned and (b) what I should do. Well, I asked for (and got) a PAT for my github, but... I don't know what to do with it.
Here's my current set-up:
On my github I have a number of repositories, related to either Moodle or H5P.
Locally, on my computer, under Windows 10 I cloned these repositories. From time to time I make local commits, which I "push" to my github.
(OK, I know, a serious programmer doesn't use Windows, but I'm just an amateur).
For my GIT processesI use the TortoiseGit interface, which I know pretty well. In TortoiseGit I can see where the credentials are set...
But then I don't know what I have to change or where on my computer I have to do something (in the Windows parameters?).