Message “Support for password authentication was removed. Please use a personal access token instead.”

From August 13, 2021, GitHub is no longer accepting account passwords when authenticating Git operations. You need to add a PAT (Personal Access Token) instead, and you can follow the below method to add a PAT on your system.

Create Personal Access Token on GitHub

From your GitHub account, go to Settings => Developer Settings => Personal Access Token => Generate New Token (Give your password) => Fillup the form => click Generate token => Copy the generated Token, it will be something like ghp_sFhFsSHhTzMDreGRLjmks4Tzuzgthdvfsrta

Now follow below method based on your machine:

For Windows OS ⤴

Go to Credential Manager from Control Panel => Windows Credentials => find git: => Edit => On Password replace with with your GitHub Personal Access Token => You are Done

If you don’t find git: => Click on Add a generic credential => Internet address will be git: and you need to type in your username and password will be your GitHub Personal Access Token => Click Ok and you are done

For macOS ⤴

Click on the Spotlight icon (magnifying glass) on the right side of the menu bar. Type Keychain access then press the Enter key to launch the app => In Keychain Access, search for => Find the internet password entry for => Edit or delete the entry accordingly => You are done

For a Linux-based OS ⤴

For Linux, you need to configure the local GIT client with a username
and email address,

$ git config --global "your_github_username"
$ git config --global "your_github_email"
$ git config -l

Once GIT is configured, we can begin using it to access GitHub.

$ git clone
> Cloning into `YOUR-REPOSITORY`...
Username: <type your username>
Password: <type your password or personal access token (GitHub)

Now cache the given record in your computer to remembers the token:

$ git config --global credential.helper cache

If needed, anytime you can delete the cache record by:

$ git config --global --unset credential.helper
$ git config --system --unset credential.helper

Now try to pull with -v to verify

$ git pull -v

(Clone as follows):

git clone https://<tokenhere><user>/<repo>.git

For PhpStorm

If you are using PhpStorm, go to menu Git => pull and select authentication via Personal Access Token. Enter your PAT it will allow you to pull/push the changes.

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