In order to access your Git repositories, you need to set up a VCS password or SSH keys. In this document, we explain how to set a VCS password.
## Why do I need an extra password?
Unless you are using SSH keys, you will need a password, which is not your SWITCHaai, Google, GitHub or local password. This is because of security: Git passwords often are stored in configuration files and we really want to avoid important passwords like the SWITCHaai one to run around in the wild.
## How do I set up a VCS password?
Click on the wrench symbol next to the (+) next to your profile picture.
Then choose VCS Password
Now you can choose your VCS password.
You will be using this password when cloning, pulling or pushing using the `https://` address.