Github works with Personal Access tokens. In most cases, you don’t want to use your main account to get access to the API. Therefore, Github recommends to create a bot account.
Creating a bot account
Creating a bot account is exactly the same as creating a normal account on Github. Head over to the Sign up page and create an account. We’ll use this account to generate a personal access token. You can either create the repositories on this account, or give the bot account access to an existing repository.
Creating a personal access token
Follow the steps in the link below to generate a personal access token:
- Your personal access token requires the ‘repo’ scope.
Done! Make sure to store or copy this access token in a safe place.