Here we will learn how to change username and password locally and globally on git in our computer.
While working with github, if you want to change your github account to commit your future changes, then you can change the account credentials locally only for specific repo or globally for all the repos in your computer.
To change git user name and email, we have to open the terminal and change the user name using
git config user.name command and email using
git config user.email command.
git config command helps us to set configuration values on global or local projects.
Let’s see how to do it locally and globally in the examples below.
Change Git username and username on specific local repo
Follow the steps below to change the username and password:
Step 1 : Navigate to the local repo you want to make changes in and open your terminal.
Step 2 : First execute
git config --list to check your signed-in username and email in that repo.
Step 3 : Now to change your credential in that specific local repo , type:
git config user.name "User Name" git config user.email "[email protected]"
Now when you try to push any changes in the specific repo, a prompt will ask for the password which will be saved for that repo.
Change git credentials globally in your computer.
global value means changing it for all the local repos in your PC.
To change it globally, we just need to add the
--global flag when changing it.
git config --global user.name "User Name" git config --global user.email "[email protected]"