Did you find a solution? I am trying to clone private repositories with my Github App aswell. I just found a way that works for me using the command line. https://developer.github.com/apps/building-github-apps/authenticating-with-github-apps/ at the very bottom git clone https://x-access-token:<token>@github.com/owner/repo.git I am retrieving a user token using a POST request to https://api.github.com/app/installations/$installationId/access_tokens.
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