git fatal: Authentication failed error [fix]


➜  /myproj git:(master) git push -u origin master

Username for 'https://github.com': username
Password for 'https://username@github.com': 

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.
fatal: Authentication failed for 'https://github.com/myrepo/myproj.git/'

In order to fix the authentication error, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Create Personal access token:

  1. Go to github.com,
  2. Go to Profile -> Settings,
  3. Select Developer Settings,
  4. Select Personal access tokens,
  5. Now click on Generate new token,
  6. Select Expiration and Scope,
  7. Click on Generate Token.
  8. Copy the token, it should look something like this ghp_129ZVLCiqkYTiWXxYC9ZSXjf20AkhN1InLOf

Step 2: Clone git project using token

% git clone https://github.com/user/repo
Username:
Password: access-token

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