Connecting GitHub from any client (e.g. GitHub Desktop) is easy and It can be done it two ways..
This page tells you how to connect GitHub from GitHub Desktop client on
windows m/c and clone a repository
To do checkin or checkout code form/to GitHub, you need to connect to
GitHub server from any of the client application (e.g. GitHub Desktop).
There are two ways to connect the GitHub server from any client
application or any progams.
- Using UserId and your corporate network password
- Using UserId and your personal access token (PAT)
Here we will discuss how to generate personal access token (PAT) and how
to connect to GitHub server using PAT and cloning a repository.
Please follow the following steps.
1. Login to your corporate github
application. e.g. https://github.abc.com/ using your corporate userid
If you do not have any account in , please ask to add your name of
Once you login please check your GitHub edition. Whether its Enterprise
GitHub or Plain GitHub as shown below. Note it down
2. Generate Pesonal Access Token (PAT).
Navigate to : Settings ->Developers Setting -> Personal Access
Click on 'Generate New Token' Link
Select all the checkboxes based on your need and then click on 'Generate
3. Copy Token and Save in personal file.
Token will be used to access GitHub and clone repository or create new
4. Create a new repository with any name
If you have already a repository, no need to create a new repository.
Just copy the repository URL from browser address bar.
5. Copy repository URL from address bar.
6. Clone a Repository.
Open/ launch GitHub Desktop in your local laptop. Navigate to
File -> Clone Repository
Paste Repository URL. Click on the Clone button
7. Provide Userid and Personal Access
Token as password for authentication .
Click on Save and Retry