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How to clone a source code repository using a Personal Access Token (PAT) from Azure services?

06/22/2023 12:00 AM by Admin in Cloud-services

To clone a source code repository using a Personal Access Token (PAT) from Azure services, you can follow these general steps:

1. Generate a Personal Access Token (PAT) in Azure DevOps:

  • Sign in to your Azure DevOps account.
  • Go to your profile settings or user settings.
  • Navigate to the "Personal access tokens" section.
  • Click on "New Token" to create a new PAT.
  • Provide a name for the token, select the desired organization and expiration, and specify the desired scopes or permissions.
  • Click on "Create" or "Generate" to generate the token.
  • Make sure to copy the generated PAT as it will only be displayed once.

2. Choose a source code repository and get the clone URL:

  • Determine the repository you want to clone. It could be a Git repository hosted in Azure DevOps or another supported version control system.
  • Locate the repository's clone URL. This is typically provided in the repository's settings or on the main page of the repository.

3. Clone the repository using the PAT:

  • Open a terminal or command prompt on your local machine.
  • Use the `git clone` command followed by the repository's clone URL and append the PAT as part of the URL. Replace `<PAT>` with your actual PAT.

     git clone https://<PAT>@<repository_clone_url>

  • Execute the command, and the repository will be cloned to your local machine.

Make sure to replace `<PAT>` with your actual Personal Access Token and `<repository_clone_url>` with the URL of the repository you want to clone.

Note: The exact steps may vary depending on the Azure service you're using, such as Azure Repos, Azure DevOps, or GitHub, as well as the specific repository hosting platform. The provided steps should give you a general idea of how to clone a repository using a PAT from Azure services.