git password

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Oct 21 03:10:51 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-21 08:00 , Craig Treleaven wrote:
> Hi:
> Lately, I have to enter my github username and password every time I commit; git used to just remember these.  I suppose it is in a hidden config file somewhere but I don’t know where.
> Could some kind soul please give me directions in suitably small words for someone of limited git understanding?  ;)

You want git installed with the credential_osxkeychain variant, which is 
default. Then you want this in your git config:

	helper = osxkeychain

Then it should Just Work (at most you might get a Keychain unlock dialog).

- Josh

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