How to properly link GitHub repositories in App Platform

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.

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March 12, 2023

Hey all,

Just answering an old question in case someone else stumbled upon it.

The issoue could be comming from the fact that when you originally granted App Platform access to Github you only gave it limited permissions. To run through the Github auth process again you can visit

If you have multiple orgs associated with your Github account, be sure to choose the org that your private repo is in.

Then on the Repository Access screen, either choose “All Repositories” or specifically select the now-private repo you want to deploy.

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