[python-committers] Security: please enable 2-factor authentication on GitHub and your email

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Dec 11 08:41:23 EST 2017

> On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:04 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11 December 2017 at 12:29, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> On Dec 11, 2017, at 7:03 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Um, I use https not ssh, as for at least some of the time I'm behind a
>> firewall that only allows https, not ssh traffic. (I know, I'm sorry -
>> I can probably be the worst possible corner case for *any* suggestion
>> that gets made :-))
>> https://help.github.com/articles/providing-your-2fa-authentication-code/#through-the-command-line
> I use username and password and git credential manager. Uses the OS
> password store. I don't know of any way that 2FA integrates with that.
> If someone can tell me how it does (and it's as unobtrusive as, say
> gMail which only prompts me if I log on via a previously unused
> machine) then that's fine. Otherwise not so much.
> Paul

Did you read the linked section? You generate a limited scope access token and use that in place of your password for command line usage via https.

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