Disable GUI and Enable Shell Prompt for Git Credentials

Disable GUI and Enable Shell Prompt for Git Credentials

Disable the annoying GUI popup credential window in Git

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Motivation

I was trying to find a solution to the annoying popup message asking for user credentials when Git is dealing with https protocol. It's pretty annoying when working with an SSH connection or even on a X-server based terminal, it's slow as I am accessing remote machines in some cases.

Solution

Basically the solution is core.askPass config field, according to this answer[2] you can use the following command to disable GUI based prompts and instead using Shell prompts.

git config --global core.askPass true

On CentOS

I am using CentOS the update for this answer in Stack Overflow suggesting that the following command will solve the issue, and it did for me!

git config --global core.askPass ""

Let me know what do you think.

References

[1] disable git command openssh popup [2] git bash - Git Windows Disable password prompt UI but get password prompt from shell - Stack Overflow