Git pull and push asks for username and password every time

I recently rebuilt my computer and cloned a git repository that I had been working on. Once I started working on the project again, I realised that every time I was executing a pull or push command in git bash it would ask me for my username and password whereas before it used to only request by password.

I checked my .gitconfig and it contained the correct details (under [user] i had name and email). I double checked that a second .gitconfig hadn’t been created elsewhere that was causing a conflict.

I eventually found out that it was because I had cloned the repository using the https url instead of the ssh. I just had to change the way I was connecting the remote repository, and that was done using the command below. Once I had done this my push and pull commands no longer asked for my username.

git remote set-url origin git@github.com:username/repo.git

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