Unable to authenticate to remote repo to run axios release script

I am trying to run an axion release script in a private GH repo. I can pull and push to the repo as expected, but when I try to do the following, I get the following auth error:

./gradlew release -Prelease.customUsername=chrismcg14 -Prelease.customPassword=mypassword

Exception occurred during push: org.eclipse.jgit.api.errors.TransportException: git@github.com:rundeckpro/enterprise-calendars.git: Auth fail

I have tried using a personal auth token and it still will not work. I am using SSH vs http, but it will not work with either. I have tried not using a custom auth token, but that also doesn’t help

Did you pass the OAuth token instead of the password?

Also, check authorized apps in your repository settings.