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How to access gitlab from git cli using personal access token?

Create a personal access token by following

Using the personal access token to authenticate, lets clone a repository.

Form your url as shown below. Replace the personal_token with the token you have got.

# To clone using personal token
git clone 
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If the project is already cloned and you have done few commits already by painstakingly providing the login and token every time then do this:

  1. Open the file .git/config in vscode or any editor you prefer
  2. Change the url as show below with your personal access token
[remote "origin"]
        url =
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
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For a more robust solution look at A function to clone git repository using gitlab personal access token

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sespinozj profile image

Thank you! this helped me to set it up correctly, couldn't find good information about how to use it well.