GIT-CREDENTIAL-STO(1)            Git Manual            GIT-CREDENTIAL-STO(1)

NAME         top

       git-credential-store - Helper to store credentials on disk

SYNOPSIS         top

       git config credential.helper 'store [<options>]'

DESCRIPTION         top

           Using this helper will store your passwords unencrypted on disk,
           protected only by filesystem permissions. If this is not an
           acceptable security tradeoff, try git-credential-cache(1), or
           find a helper that integrates with secure storage provided by
           your operating system.

       This command stores credentials indefinitely on disk for use by
       future Git programs.

       You probably don’t want to invoke this command directly; it is meant
       to be used as a credential helper by other parts of git. See
       gitcredentials(7) or EXAMPLES below.

OPTIONS         top

           Use <path> to lookup and store credentials. The file will have
           its filesystem permissions set to prevent other users on the
           system from reading it, but will not be encrypted or otherwise
           protected. If not specified, credentials will be searched for
           from ~/.git-credentials and $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials, and
           credentials will be written to ~/.git-credentials if it exists,
           or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials if it exists and the former
           does not. See also the section called “FILES”.

FILES         top

       If not set explicitly with --file, there are two files where
       git-credential-store will search for credentials in order of

           User-specific credentials file.

           Second user-specific credentials file. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not
           set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/credentials will be used. Any
           credentials stored in this file will not be used if
           ~/.git-credentials has a matching credential as well. It is a
           good idea not to create this file if you sometimes use older
           versions of Git that do not support it.

       For credential lookups, the files are read in the order given above,
       with the first matching credential found taking precedence over
       credentials found in files further down the list.

       Credential storage will by default write to the first existing file
       in the list. If none of these files exist, ~/.git-credentials will be
       created and written to.

       When erasing credentials, matching credentials will be erased from
       all files.

EXAMPLES         top

       The point of this helper is to reduce the number of times you must
       type your username or password. For example:

           $ git config credential.helper store
           $ git push
           Username: <type your username>
           Password: <type your password>

           [several days later]
           $ git push
           [your credentials are used automatically]

STORAGE FORMAT         top

       The .git-credentials file is stored in plaintext. Each credential is
       stored on its own line as a URL like:


       When Git needs authentication for a particular URL context,
       credential-store will consider that context a pattern to match
       against each entry in the credentials file. If the protocol,
       hostname, and username (if we already have one) match, then the
       password is returned to Git. See the discussion of configuration in
       gitcredentials(7) for more information.

GIT         top

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