How to use Mac KeyChain to store GitHub repos credentials?

You know the pain, you cloned a repo over HTTPS, and now Git asks you for your password each time you want to push or pull.

Chances are you already have the git credential-osxkeychain command installed. If not, just install Git with brew: brew install git.

Once installed, just tell Git to use the KeyChain to store your credentials:

git config --global credential.helper osxkeychain

Next time you clone a repo via HTTPS, you’ll be prompt for granting access to KeyChain. That’s it. Any future authentication will be done transparently by Git reading the KeyChain record.

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