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To set git username and password, use the following commands.

$git config --global user.name "Your Name"
$git config --global user.email "youremail@yourdomain.com"


While trying to do a repository initialization, the user will be prompted for a password.

Example console log:

Password for 'https://code.rdkcentral.com': remote: Unauthorized fatal: Authentication failed for 'https://<username>@code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests/'

Possible reasons and solutions:

  • Not having a valid RDK Credential

  • User registration without valid company email address

    • Users must belong to a licensed company to be able to clone and checkout the manifest. You must register with valid company email address to gain access to manifest if your company is listed as a licensee. To verify if your company is licensed, please check in the following wiki page -  Licensees
  • Account is inactive/disabled - 
    • Account may have been deactivated/disabled either due to inactivity (60 days) or password has expired - Accounts can be activated using self service. Login to wiki.rdkcentral.com with the username, you will see a message with a link to activate your account. Click on the link to activate your account. If you are still facing issues with activating your account, please email support@rdkcentral.com. Please update your password after it has been activated.
  • Account is active, but still getting the password reset error.

Update the credentials in $HOME/.netrc file, a sample of the file is given below


machine code.rdkcentral.com login <user-name> password <Password>


In few incidents, the user may not be having the required permission to download the code although having a valid combination of username/password combination.

Example console log:

Username for 'https://code.rdkcentral.com': rdknewuser

Password for 'https://rdknewuser@code.rdkcentral.com':

fatal: remote error: Service not enabled

fatal: cannot obtain manifest https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests

Possible Solution:

Approach RDK support with the necessary approval to get the requested privilege.

Github no more supports direct password login and allows only Personal Access tokens. To generate a new token,

  • Goto https://github.com -> Settings -> Developer Settings -> Personal Access Tokens
  • Click on Generate a new token. You should be able to see a access new token on your UI.
  • Please copy the new token and add it to ~/.netrc file as given below
  • machine github.com login <github-handle> password <new github access token>

Eg: machine github.com login sampleuser password ghp_73ozr1OhWvUI1htuRCVwPyWF4Va1234ABCD

GitHub Workflow Steps:

  • Create a Fork by simply clicking on the 'fork' button of the repository page on GitHub.
  • Clone your Fork, the clone command creates a local git repository from your remote fork on GitHub.
  • git clone https://github.com/USERNAME/REPOSITORY.git
  • Modify the Code in your local clone, and commit the changes to your local clone using the git commit command.
  • Push your Changes by invoking the git push command, from your workspace, to upload your changes to your remote fork on GitHub.
  • Create a Pull Request by clicking the 'pull request' button on the GitHub page of your remote fork.

Possible reasons and solutions:

If you are already using the Personal Access Token and getting a 403, chances are that the token has auto-expired.

You can generate a new token in Github by going to "https://github.com -> Settings -> Developer Settings -> Personal Access Tokens", Clicking on "Generate a new token" and then replacing your old token inside the ~/.netrc file with the newly generated one.