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Sometimes, we may have more than one GitHub accounts, for example, one personal and another for a group.

If we are maintaining a particular repository of that group, we may need to change the default username and password, which is usually set for our personal account.

In that case, we can set repository-specific username and password so that it doesn’t cost us time while pulling or pushing repository updates.

In this post, I will show how to set repository-specific user credentials.

set repository-specific username/email configuration

  1. change username
    git config user.name "FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME"
  2. change email address:
    git config user.email "MY_NAME@example.com"

Change it back to Ask Password

git config credential.${remote}.username yourusername
git config credential.helper store


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