How to properly link GitHub repositories in App Platform

Posted October 6, 2020 2.2k views
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We are trying to deploy an app, but the github account link doesn’t work properly (at least not in a team/multi user environment).

The first user is able to link/install DigitalOcean into the organization (with all repository access), and is able to see the repositories when creating new components.

When a second user (from the same team and github organization tries to create a component, DO doesn’t seem to understand that the app already contains a link) - it asks to link the github account again, and since it`s already installed it gets redirected to the github settings page instead of showing the repository list.

It seems that the link is getting stored in a per-user basis?

Is it a bug or am I doing something wrong?

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I was being stupid. Turns out you need to have DigitalOcean installed in BOTH the organization and your own user. Trying to solve some permission stuff before I removed DigitalOcean from my GitHub user.

  • Note: github link experience isn’t optimal atm, if you have multiple teams in DO and you need to link both of them to the same GitHub organization/account, it doesn’t seem to work properly.