Configuring git-credential-cache on linux
June 23, 2017

git-credential-cache is a useful tool to remember your HTTP/HTTPS git credentials (though you really should be using SSH instead). It’s useful for things like long passwords or access tokens. It stores them in memory for a certain number of seconds.

Enabling it

$ git config --global credential.helper cache

Setting the timeout

# Set the time to rember your credentials for (in seconds). The command below sets it to 10 minutes.
$ git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout=600'

Disabling it

$ git config --global --unset credential.helper
Patrick G
Patrick G
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