Git push results in “Authentication Failed”

If you enabled two-factor authentication in your GitHub account you
won’t be able to push via HTTPS using your accounts password. Instead
you need to generate a personal access token. This can be done in the
application settings of your GitHub account. Using this token as your
password should allow you to push to your remote repository via HTTPS.
Use your username as usual.

Creating a personal access token

You may also need to update the origin for your repository if it is set to HTTPS. Do this to switch to SSH:

git remote -v
git remote set-url origin

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