I have been avoiding setting up a Personal Access Token to authenticate my github account for a while because it seemed complicated. Never fear Happy Git with R and
usethis() to the rescue.
install.packages("usethis") library(usethis) usethis::create_github_token()
This will take you to github and create a token for you. Accept the defaults and copy the token.
Go back to RStudio
install.packages("gitcreds") library(gitcreds) gitcreds_set(url = "https://github.com")
Then it will ask you to Enter password or token…paste into your console.