Updating Personal Access Tokens used with Github Actions

A while back I set up a Github Action to build and deploy an app on each code commit. Since it’s good practice to set an expiry date on your Personal Access Tokens, at some point they will expire and you’ll need to update them.

In my project I reference the Access Token using a Github Secret stored in the settings for the project:

To update the expired or about to expire token:

  • create a new Personal Access Token in your account settings
  • copy the new token value, update the Secrets in your project and paste the new value


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