Integrating with GitHub

Deploy to and from your hosted GitHub source control provider

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Written by Valerio Chang
Updated over a week ago

Connecting to your source control repository with Gearset allows you to deploy to and from your source of truth. This article shows you how simple it is to connect to your cloud-based repo on https://github.com/.

If your GitHub repository is not on the URL https://github.com/, it's likely you have an on-premise instance, called GitHub Enterprise Server. We have a separate document to guide you through that process.

Once you're logged into Gearset, head to the Source control and services section and click on the Connect to GitHub link.

This will take you to GitHub's OAuth page for authentication.

Once complete, it should look like this (with your authenticated GitHub username being visible):

Common issues with being unable to access the repos

Organization access

Double-check that your organization has given us access to your repo. If not, you may need to request it from your repo owners. Once you are happy to proceed, click on the Authorize Gearset button to continue and input your password. See this article for more information on this.

Third-party application access policy

Also check that your access policy isn't blocking Gearset from view the repo, if you see this, then Gearset may be unable to read your organization's repo.

You may want to click on Remove restriction to allow Gearset app to be able to access your repo.

Authorized apps

Additionally, your GitHub applications settings should show you an authorized app, called Gearset Deploy. You have the ability to revoke the application at any time.

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