doctl create app returns account no access to repo

I’m trying to create an app via doctl doctl app create --spec .do/app.yaml but it gives me this error

Error: POST 400 (request “304ba4d8-b2c3-439d-8b7f-2d7f9b14a01a”) Account does not have access to the repo

I verified the doctl account I’m at via doctl auth list and verified also that the personal access token attached to auth is working as I used it to connect to digitalocean API.

Unto the Digitalocean app platform, I can browse the repo and create the app as well. Any help?

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Bobby Iliev
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September 8, 2023

Hi there,

The error you’re encountering indicates that DigitalOcean App Platform does not have the necessary permissions to access the repository you specified in your .do/app.yaml file rather than the doctl command not having access to your DigitalOcean account.

Sometimes, the connection between DigitalOcean and your version control system (like GitHub or GitLab) might need to be refreshed. What you could do is:

-   Navigate to DigitalOcean's control panel and the App Platform section.
-   Disconnect and then reconnect your GitHub or GitLab account.
-   Then try your `doctl` command again.

If this does not help, I could also suggest the following:

  1. Verify Repository Access:

    • Ensure the repository URL specified in the .do/app.yaml file is correct.
    • If you’re using a private repository, make sure DigitalOcean has been granted access to it.
  2. GitHub Access: If your repository is hosted on GitHub:

    • Go to your GitHub account settings.
    • Navigate to “Applications” and then select “Authorized OAuth Apps”.
    • Find DigitalOcean in the list and ensure the necessary repository permissions are granted.
  3. GitLab Access: If your repository is hosted on GitLab:

    • Go to your GitLab account settings.
    • Navigate to “Applications”.
    • Ensure that DigitalOcean has the necessary repository permissions.

You could also try using the latest version of doctl by running doctl update. Sometimes, bugs or issues are fixed in newer releases.

Let me know how it goes!



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