git password

Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia jeremyhu at
Sat Oct 21 06:04:48 UTC 2017

Note that credential.helper=osxkeychain is the default when using git provided by Xcode.  If you recently installed the git project in MacPorts (or elsewhere), that might explain why you're now entering your password.

> On Oct 20, 2017, at 20:10, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
> 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:
> [credential]
> 	helper = osxkeychain
> Then it should Just Work (at most you might get a Keychain unlock dialog).
> - Josh

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