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Message from GitHub: Basic authentication using a password to the API is deprecated

I'm getting these messages from GitHub that " Basic authentication using a password to the API is deprecated and will soon no longer work" when I access my SourceTree.

They provide this link https://developer.github.com/changes/2020-02-14-deprecating-password-auth/

But I am not sure how to implement that in  SourceTree.

Thanks!

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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Jul 31, 2020

Hello Laurel!

You can switch to using a personal access token in place of your Github account password in Sourcetree. Here are the instructions for generating a personal access token in Github:

https://docs.github.com/en/github/authenticating-to-github/creating-a-personal-access-token

Once you've got the token, you can edit the settings for your Github account in Sourcetree and simply overwrite the saved password with the API token instead.

Cheers,
Daniel

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