Shane Bartholomeusz

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Tag: GIT

How To: Clone GIT Repo Using Personal Access Token

Overview

In this post I'll show you how you can clone a Git repository using a Personal Access Token instead of a regular password.

Personal Access Tokens are useful in a variety of situations. I recently opted to use an access token on a work laptop rather than using my ‘god mode' credentials. That way, if I needed to hand the laptop back to my employer I could easily revoke the access.

Enough talk … lets get to it!

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Fixed: Configure Visual Studio GIT Proxy Server

Problem

Working in corporate environment can bring it's own set of challenges when setting up tooling. A typical corporate environment will usually contain a Proxy server setup.

If you have encountered the below errors while using the built-in GIT integration with Visual Studio 2019. In this post I'll show you how to fix these issues.

Failed to connect to XXXXX.com port 443: Connection refused

Git failed with a fatal error.

unable to access XXXX

Proxy CONNECT aborted

407: Proxy Authentication Required

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