Github Personal Access Token

In order to work, HACS needs to retrieve information about repositories using Github's API.

Because of the rate limits set by Github, HACS needs to be authenticated by a Personal Access Token, that you can generate using the following steps.

This token will have read-only access to public information, and will only be used by HACS to call Github's API.

Step 1 - Open browser

You are probably looking at this in a browser, so we can probably check this off.

Step 2 - Go to your GitHub "Developer settings"

And then "Personal access tokens." or click here: https://github.com/settings/tokens

Step 3 - Start generation

Click the "Generate new token" button.

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If you are asked to login, do so.

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Step 4 - Choices

First give it a logical name so that you can recognize it.

Then click the "Generate token" button at the bottom.

You do not need to check any of the boxes.

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Step 5 - Copy

Now you see the generated token, this will be the only time you see it, make sure that you copy it manually or by clicking the clipboard icon.

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Last updated on 10/18/2019