Using GitHub Auth Tokens with ghi
I'm using ghi to manage GitHub issues from the command line. ghi uses the GitHub API, which is HTTPS-only (not SSH), which means I cannot use my SSH keys to authenticate my ghi requests. GitHub is deprecating password authentication so authorization tokens are required; while this is more-or-less covered in the ghi docs, it isn't exactly clear.
Here's the simple, three-step recipe:
- Go to the GitHub new personal access token page (you will need your GitHub password)