Posted By: Anonymous
I have been using Github for a little while and I have been fine with
git commit, and
git push so far with no problems. Suddenly I am having an error that says:
fatal: Authentication Failed
In the terminal I cloned a repository, worked on a file and then I used
git add to add the file to the commit log and when I did
git commit, it worked fine. Finally,
git push asks for username and password. I put those in correctly and every time I do this, it says the same error.
Does anyone have any idea what the cause of this problem is and how I can fix it?
The contents of
[core] repositoryformatversion = 0 filemode = true bare = false logallrefupdates = true [remote "origin"] url = http://www.github.com/######/Random-Python-Tests fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/* [branch "master"] remote = origin merge = refs/heads/master [user] name = ##### email = ############
If you enabled two-factor authentication in your Github account you
won’t be able to push via HTTPS using your accounts password. Instead
you need to generate a personal access token. This can be done in the
application settings of your Github account. Using this token as your
password should allow you to push to your remote repository via HTTPS.
Use your username as usual.
You may also need to update the origin for your repository if set to https:
git remote -v git remote remove origin git remote add origin [email protected]:user/repo.git