Misc practical notes

Github access (authentication) using source tree access tokens

Github doesn’t allow passwords any more, I didn’t immediately intuitively understand how it works now. What you should do:

  • Go to https://github.com/settings/tokens and generate a new token with repository access.
  • Make sure to copy the generated access token (the code, also referred to as PAT).
  • Now, remove accounts that previously existed from your favourite application (e.g. SourceTree).
  • When asked for login, simply use your username, and instead of a password, insert the “personal access token (PAT)”.