Listing your current settings
Type the following to verify the settings of your current project.
git config --list
You can add the flag --show-origin to discover where the settings comes from (i.e. is it a global setting or this project's setting)
Set your identity
The following two commands will set your user's name and email.
git config --global user.name "Jane Smith" git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
The previous will set your information globally on your system. Which means that it will be the same for every project you work on.
Removing the --global flag with set your name and email to the current project only.