How can I git clone from powershell without entering credentials?

What I am trying to do is create one of the steps in the CI pipeline that is responsible for git operations. Suppose an external user provides a git url, username and password. I would like to have something like this:

function Get-GitClone{

   # Create temp folder
   cd C:\Temp
   mkdir GitTemp

   # Clone TFD Git repository
   git clone $URL


What I am getting is an error when running this script, simply because you run this from powershell it will ask for credentials. I've tried git -credential-winstore.exe but it still needs google user interaction doesn't help either, or I just can't find anything useful.

Thank you in advance


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Have you tried $ username: $ password @ $ url?



Are you using ssh or https?

If you are using ssh you can run the key agent (for example pageant + make git use plink), you need to tell git to use plink for ssh. below is a snippet of a powershell script file that I am using to set up my environment

#first add putty to PATH environment variable:
[System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH",($env:Path + ";C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY\ "))

#now where.exe shld find plink too!
[System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("GIT_SSH",(where.exe plink),"Machine")


You will need to run pageant to load the private key, and for that reason, you cannot password protect the script - you can use deploy-key

(without write access to the repo)

if you are not using ssh due to firewall issues - you may need something else



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