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GitHub Encourages Users to Adopt Two-Factor Authentication

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Aug
2021
GitHub Encourages Users to Adopt Two-Factor Authentication

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The Microsoft-owned hosting service has had support for 2FA for eight years, and is now pushing for a wider use of the feature after it stopped accepting account passwords for authenticating Git operations.

Initially announced in July 2020 and in effect starting August 13, 2021, the change requires the use of token-based authentication (personal access token, SSH keys, or an OAuth or GitHub App installation token) for all Git operations.

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