What are my options for taking the class if I don't want to provide my Github credentials (password) to a remotely hosted web-ide?

GitHub username: <myUserName>
GitHub password: 
  • I never found one. Consider adding another git account for CS50 only? Jan 26, 2019 at 15:38

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CS50x's grading system is github-based so a github account is required. You are welcome to create a separate account to use for this course.


Maybe get a personal access token with the public_repo scope (if the repo is public) or the repo scope (if the repo is private) that you label as being used for this purpose?

  • Would you mind elaborating on this solution? Now that github passwords are being deprecated, i created one (adding all the scopes) but im still prompted for github password from the cs50 ide when I run submit50..
    – elfe
    Jul 17, 2021 at 12:48
  • So would u mind elaborating on the correct way to create it? Thnx in advance
    – elfe
    Jul 17, 2021 at 13:26

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