GitHub Desktop

In order to communicate with GitHub via GUI and be able to authenticate easily, we will install GitHub Desktop.

“GitHub Desktop is an application that enables you to interact with GitHub using a GUI instead of the command line or a web browser.”

Note: If you know how to authenticate to GitHub manually (with SSH or token), you can opt-out and not use GitHub Desktop or install GitHub CLI instead, which has the same purpose but without the GUI.

In this blueprint guide, we use GitHub Desktop only for authentication, but you may as well use all its features.

If you don’t have GitHub Desktop installed, go ahead and download it from their site.

Download GitHub Desktop