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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.21

Updating credentials from the OSX Keychain

You'll need to update your saved credentials in the git-credential-osxkeychain helper if you change your username, password, or personal access token on GitHub Enterprise.

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For enhanced security, we recommend using a personal access token (PAT) instead of a password. Treat your PAT just like a password and enter your PAT when prompted for a password. For more information, see "Creating a personal access token."

Updating your credentials via Keychain Access

  1. In Finder, search for the Keychain Access app.
    Spotlight Search bar
  2. In Keychain Access, search for [hostname].
  3. Find the "internet password" entry for [hostname].
    GitHub Password Entry in Keychain
  4. Edit or delete the entry accordingly.

Deleting your credentials via the command line

Through the command line, you can use the credential helper directly to erase the keychain entry.

To do this, type the following command:

$ git credential-osxkeychain erase
host=hostname
protocol=https
> [Press Return]

If it's successful, nothing will print out. To test that it works, try and clone a repository from your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. If you are prompted for a password, the keychain entry was deleted.

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