IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

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Use this page to specify your GitHub remote storage account credentials or create a GitHub account if you do not have one yet.

ItemDescription
HostSpecify the URL of your GitHub repository.
Auth Type Use this drop-down list to select how you want to be authenticated on GitHub. The available options are:
  • Password. If this option is selected and you have two-factor authentication enabled in your GitHub account settings, you will be asked to enter an authentication code each time IntelliJ IDEA requires you to log in to your GitHub account.
  • Token (recommended by GitHub for authentication from third-party applications, as it does not require IntelliJ IDEA to remember your password).
LoginIn this text box, type your GitHub logon name. This field is only available if Password is selected as authentication method above.
PasswordIn this text box, type your GitHub account password. This field is only available if Password is selected as authentication method above.
Test Click this button to verify the credentials you have specified.
TokenSpecify your personal access token. This field is only available if Token is selected as authentication method above.
Create API Token Click this button if you do not have a personal API token yet. Specify your GitHub credentials in the Login to GitHub dialog that opens and click the Login button. The token will be generated automatically.
Sign upClick this link to open the Sign up for GitHub page where you can create a GitHub account.
Connection timeout Specify the time period to wait for connection to be established.

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Last modified: 7 December 2016