The personal access token is stored in an envrionmental variable. Environmental variables can be written to the file .Renviron. This file is read by R during startup, see Startup. On GitHub, personal access tokens function like ordinary OAuth access tokens. They can be used instead of a password for Git over HTTPS, see https://help.github.com/articles/creating-an-access-token-for-command-line-use

cred_token(token = "GITHUB_PAT")

Arguments

token

The name of the environmental variable that holds the personal access token for the authentication. Default is GITHUB_PAT.

Value

A list of class cred_token with entry:

token

The name of the environmental variable that holds the personal access token for the authentication.

See also

Other git credential functions: cred_env(), cred_ssh_key(), cred_user_pass()

Examples

if (FALSE) { ## Create a personal access token credential object. ## This example assumes that the token is stored in ## the 'GITHUB_PAT' environmental variable. repo <- repository("git2r") cred <- cred_token() push(repo, credentials = cred) }