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I have a personal and professional Gmail account. Switching between then is easy - clicking on my name in the upper-right corner opens a switching menu:

switching menu

I have two GitHub accounts as well, each associated with one of the aforementioned Gmail accounts, and switching is a real pain - I have to log out and log in again as the other user:

the other user

Any idea how to easily switch between multiple GitHub accounts on the web?

My current solution is working with two browsers, which is really awkward.

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    As a side note, the GitHub Terms of Service state that "One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account." Your question is still valid though, as it is perfectly fine to have separate accounts provided that only one is free. – rink.attendant.6 Jul 30 '15 at 18:13
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I don't think this can be done. Gmail allows multiple accounts running at the same time whereas there is no such mechanism on GitHub.

  • Is there any way to circumnavigate this? Perhaps an add-on that handles cookies for multiple accounts? – Adam Matan Jan 28 '14 at 11:48
  • I've heard of SessionBox for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. – thisgeek Nov 28 '17 at 19:33
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There are various browser add-ons that let you switch between sets of cookies. Personally, I use Multifox for Firefox. Install the add-on, and it creates a Default Profile. Sign in to Github with one account, and then create a new profile, and sign in with your other account. You can now switch back and forth by switching which Profile is active.

  • The right answer for me was merging the accounts, but thanks! – Adam Matan Jul 30 '15 at 10:37
  • That would obviously solve it, but unfortunately not an option in my case :) Any reason you chose the other post as best answer? I believe mine actually solves the problem? – Ben Fox-Moore Jul 30 '15 at 12:05
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This has worked for me so far (for all of five minutes), and is a variation on the "use a different browser to manage a different identity" advice:

  • Use Chrome
  • Create a "new person". Settings -> manage other people -> add person.
  • With that person, login to GitHub as whoever you'd like.
  • Repeat for as many GH identities as you need, I guess. I only have two, so YMMV there.
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I have same problem, finally I found a firefox plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookieprofileswitcher/?src=search

Cookie Profile Switcher allows you to easily manage multiple cookie sessions for all of your websites!

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