Using Git directly with Overleaf

To avoid having to constantly type your username for https://git.overleaf.com (or any other Git HTTPS connection), set in your main ~/.gitconfig file:

[credential "https://git.overleaf.com"]
    username = your@email.address

Use the same email address you use to login to Overleaf. You will still need to type your password

Optionally, you can set a Git credential cache. The command below remembers your password for 300 seconds (5 minutes).

git config --global credential.helper 'cache --timeout=300'

The Git credential cache is for HTTPS Git credentials, SSH credential caching is not affected.