git config credential.helper 'store [options]'
Using this helper will store your passwords unencrypted on disk,
protected only by filesystem permissions. If this is not an
acceptable security tradeoff, try git-credential-cache(1), or find
a helper that integrates with secure storage provided by your
This command stores credentials indefinitely on disk for use by future
You probably don't want to invoke this command directly; it is meant to
be used as a credential helper by other parts of git. See
gitcredentials(7) or EXAMPLES below.
Use <path> to lookup and store credentials. The file will have its
filesystem permissions set to prevent other users on the system
from reading it, but will not be encrypted or otherwise protected.
If not specified, credentials will be searched for from
~/.git-credentials and $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials, and
credentials will be written to ~/.git-credentials if it exists, or
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials if it exists and the former does
not. See also the section called "FILES".
If not set explicitly with --file, there are two files where
git-credential-store will search for credentials in order of
User-specific credentials file.
Second user-specific credentials file. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not
set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/credentials will be used. Any
credentials stored in this file will not be used if
~/.git-credentials has a matching credential as well. It is a good
idea not to create this file if you sometimes use older versions of
Git that do not support it.
For credential lookups, the files are read in the order given above,
with the first matching credential found taking precedence over
credentials found in files further down the list.
Credential storage will by default write to the first existing file in
the list. If none of these files exist, ~/.git-credentials will be
created and written to.
When erasing credentials, matching credentials will be erased from all
[your credentials are used automatically]
The .git-credentials file is stored in plaintext. Each credential is
stored on its own line as a URL like:
When Git needs authentication for a particular URL context,
credential-store will consider that context a pattern to match against
each entry in the credentials file. If the protocol, hostname, and
username (if we already have one) match, then the password is returned
to Git. See the discussion of configuration in gitcredentials(7) for
Part of the git(1) suite
Git 2.7.4 12/09/2019 GIT-CREDENTIAL-STO(1)
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