PAT - how to use it ?

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#1

Hi,
when I receive 401 error like: GitHub API error (401): 401 Unauthorized
Message: Requires authentication.
What should I do ?

I have set up a PAT and I placed it in .Renviron file which is situated in R home directory.
a line of code in .Renviron file looks like this:
GITHUB_PAT="my_PAT_numbers_"

Is it OK if this PAT is placed in .Renviron ?
Should I use it every time when I use github API ?

Regards,


#2

Yes this is ok. You can follow advice from here