Github clone with oauth access token
Inside a script I am trying to clone a Github repository with an oauth token.
According to this tutorial:
I should be able to build a command for it like this:
git clone https://<token>@github.com/owner/repo.git
If I try this manually with a proper access token, it still asks for my password.
If I try it on the commandline I am simply getting a
repository not found error.
The article is from 2012 and I cannot find any API documentation for this. So I am wondering if this still works.
One Solution collect form web for “Github clone with oauth access token”
I turned out to be a scope issue. I of course needed full
repo scope since I was trying to clone a
It’s a shame Github does not have some clearer error messages for these kind of things, but security wise I understand why.
For anyone trying to figure out what is wrong when trying out something like this, I would suggest to create a personal access token with full access to everything:
settings > developer settings > personal access tokens > generate new token
This way you can easily test if it is a scope issue by comparing your token with a personal access token that has access rights for everything.
Thanks for anyone who still took the time to read this.