GitHub Urges Users to Use Two-Factor Authentication

GitHub Urges Users to Use Two-Factor Authentication

GitHub, a software repository platform, is pushing users to implement two-factor authentication (2FA) to improve account security. 

The Microsoft-owned hosting provider has supported two-factor authentication for eight years and is now promoting its use after it ceased accepting account credentials for Git operations.

The change, which was first announced in July 2020 and goes into effect on August 13, 2021, requires all Git activities to employ token-based authentication (SSH keys, GitHub App installation token, personal access tokens, or an OAuth).

Following this change, GitHub wants all of its customers to facilitate 2FA to better protect their accounts, reminding them of the benefits of this tool once again.

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