You can use OAuth tokens to interact with GitHub via automated scripts.
Tip: We recommend that you regularly review your authorized applications list. Remove any applications and tokens that haven't been used in a while.
Once you have a token, you can enter it instead of your username when performing Git operations over HTTPS
For example, on the command line, you would enter the following:
git clone https://github.com/username/repo.git Username: your_token Password:
When prompted, you can either use a blank password, or the value
x-oauth-basic, if your client requires a password.
To avoid these prompts, you can use Git password caching.
Warning: Tokens have read/write access and should be treated like passwords. If you enter your token into the clone URL when cloning or adding a remote, Git writes it to your .git/config file in plain text, which is a security risk.