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+15 votes

Hello Mac users,

I have a problem with my terminal whenever it asks me for my git credentials, I type in my username hit enter, but when it asks me for my password, it just freezes and I can't type it in... I also tried using Touch ID but that doesn't work either. I was able to hit enter without typing my password so the terminal generated this message: "remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021.
remote: Please see https://docs.github.com/en/get-started/getting-started-with-git/about-remote-repositories#cloning-with-https-urls for information on currently recommended modes of authentication."

I read the article in the link but I don't really get how to do it. Did anybody encounter a problem similar to this one? if yes, what did you do to fix it?

Thank you!

asked in CSC305 Fall 2023 by (3k points)

1 Answer

+4 votes

If you have used these 2 before: git config user.email <"you@augustana.edu"
and git config user.name <"YOUR NAME">, you shouldn't have to type in your git credentials every time. You can just start your git bash with: cd <your/file/location>. You can check lab 2 step b 8 for further explanation of how to set up your git bash to not ask for your credentials every time. If you are using lab computers, you may have to enter your credential once but on your laptop, you don't have to every single time.
Also, if your git bash is stuck, try typing "q" and enter to exit. I hope I understood your question and I hope this helps!!

answered by (1 point)

I figured it out, thank you so much!!