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What is a VCS password and why would I need that
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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 your user icon next to search bar, then choose Settings

Then choose VCS Password

Now you can choose your VCS password.

You will be using this password when cloning using the https:// address.

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