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Solved: How can I log in to a different GitHub account for GitHub Copilot in VS Code?

Troubleshooting Question

I am working on a Python project with my team of developers, and we are using GitHub Copilot to help us write code. We want to deploy our code to Azure App Services, but we have a problem. We need to switch to a new GitHub account, but we don’t know how to do that in VS Code. Every time we try to use GitHub Copilot, it automatically logs us in with the default account that we used before. We can’t find any option or setting to change the account or enter the new credentials.

How can we log in to a different GitHub account for GitHub Copilot in VS Code?

Solution: How to Resolve GitHub Copilot Login Issues in Visual Studio Code

Step 1: Begin by launching Visual Studio Code (VS Code) if not already open.

Open VS Code and click on the account icon on the bottom left corner of the screen. This will show you the account that you are currently signed in with.

Step 2: Locate and click on the Account icon within the VS Code editor.

Step 3: Sign out from the existing GitHub account.

Step 4: After signing out, click on the Account icon again.

Step 5: Sign in using your GitHub account credentials.

Step 6: Be prepared for Device Verification, which will require a Device Verification code.

Step 7: Click the “Verify” button to proceed.

Step 8: Optionally, check the box allowing GitHub to use your code snippets for product improvements.

Step 9: After completing the above steps, close the Visual Studio Code editor.

Step 10: Reopen Visual Studio Code.

Step 11: Check for the Copilot icon, which should be activated and visible at the bottom of the VS Code editor.

Step 12: With the Copilot icon active, you are now ready to use GitHub Copilot for Python development.

Step 13: Your team can begin developing solutions using Python with the Copilot functionality enabled.

Step 14: Once your team has built the Python code, you can proceed with deploying it to Azure App Service for execution.

By following these steps, you can resolve GitHub Copilot login issues in Visual Studio Code and ensure that your team can smoothly develop Python solutions while integrating with Azure App Service for deployment.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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