gh auth login

Authenticate with a GitHub host


Authenticate with a GitHub host.

The default authentication mode is a web-based browser flow.

Alternatively, pass in a token on standard input by using --with-token. The minimum required scopes for the token are: "repo", "read:org".

The --scopes flag accepts a comma separated list of scopes you want your gh credentials to have. If absent, this command ensures that gh has access to a minimum set of scopes.

gh auth login [flags]


# start interactive setup
$ gh auth login

# authenticate against by reading the token from a file
$ gh auth login --with-token < mytoken.txt

# authenticate with a specific GitHub Enterprise Server instance
$ gh auth login --hostname enterprise.internal


  -h, --hostname string   The hostname of the GitHub instance to authenticate with
  -s, --scopes strings    Additional authentication scopes for gh to have
  -w, --web               Open a browser to authenticate
      --with-token        Read token from standard input

Options inherited from parent commands

      --help   Show help for command