Storing github creds in an RStudio Cloud session

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#1

Is there any accepted and safe way to store Github credentials in an RStudio Cloud session? I'm pretty lazy and am growing fatigued of retyping my Github creds when I push to github. However, I know all project files are publicly readable, so I'm not sure if there's a safe way to accomplish this.


#2

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#3

yeah I was suspicious that meant there was currently no good way to do this.... but I wanted to ask before assuming that was the case.


#4

It's possible to cache your git credentials in memory. By default git caches credentials for https requests for 15 minutes. See https://rstudio.cloud/learn/guide#gitDetails for more details (bottom of the page).


#5

great tip. The example of extending git credential caching is exactly what I need:

git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout 3600'