Alvaro Joao Alvaro Joao - 3 months ago 11
Git Question

Why does GitHub recommend https over ssh urls?

I just noticed that the GitHub Help is recommending

HTTPS
over
SSH
URLs

Why is this? GitHub originally recommended using
SSH
but they now recommend
HTTPS
to access and update repositories?

Answer

Based on the link provided by @Jonathan.Brink, the main advantages motivating GitHub's recommendation of HTTPS over SSH URLs is that

  1. it typically works in places where SSH and plain-Git protocols get blocked (and can sometimes be faster)
  2. it allows for two-factor authentication using a personal access token
  3. it will always verify the server (though this may not be as secure as one would hope)