API configuration: github, github-app, github-app-oauth


Auth (OAuth + App)
Sync data
Perform workflows
Proxy requests
Receive webhooks
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Getting started

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API gotchas

  • When setting up a GitHub App:
    • The App ID is made of numbers (e.g. 401953)
    • The App Public Link is the URL to your Github App public page (e.g. https://github.com/apps/nango-github-app)
    • The App Private Key needs to be generated in your GitHub App settings and starts with -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- (not to be confused with the Client Secrets)
    • The Setup URL (displayed on your Nango integration page) needs to be added to your GitHub App configuration (not to be confused with the Callback URL that can stay empty)
  • There are certain API methods that only work with an OAuth App that will not work with an App. Please check the Github documentation and look for a “Works with Github Apps” header under the endpoint.
  • The github-app-oauth is a combination of a Github App and OAuth and should be used when a Github App would need approval to be installed into an organization.
  • Nango supports initiating a connection with a GitHub App using the frontend SDK, but not directly from the GitHub Marketplace. Therefore, you should encourage users to install your GitHub App from your product, rather than from the GitHub Marketplace directly. This is a limitation we plan to fix in the future.
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