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Not able to create Github account password

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I was learning to user git-bash and github. As part of tutorial we were asked to set username & password through git-bash command line and create an account in github. But since I already set the email through gitbash global config, I am not allowed to create account or create a password for my account .

Please let me know how can I create a account in github or delete the entry to start fresh.

posted May 4, 2016 by anonymous

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Github accounts are independent of the user and email configured in user.name and user.email. If you want, you can change those configs using the same commands:

$ git config --global user.name "ABCD"
$ git config --global user.email abcd@example.com 

Git does not have a concept of authentication. You may be asked for a password to push to github, but this is to authenticate to github, it isn't related to git.

answer May 4, 2016 by Sidharth
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