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Hello! I'm Cesium Conierge, a GitHub bot for Cesium. I automate common certain GitHub tasks, and can currently:

  • Post a reminder comment to closed issues that have Google Group links in them
  • Post a suggestion to update CHANGES.md on newly-opened pull requests, and/or to update licenses if files in Third-party folders have changed.


Clone this repository:

$ git clone https://github.com/AnalyticalGraphicsInc/cesium-concierge

Install the dependencies:

$ cd cesium-concierge && npm install

And run:

$ npm start


cesium-concierge requires a few configuration settings before working. These are loaded, in the following order of priority, from:

  • The repository's .concierge/config.json file.
  • Environment variables.
  • Built-in defaults.

The table below describes all the possible configuration variables, as well as their default values if any.

Name Type Description Required? Default
secret string Repository secret to verify incoming WebHook requests from GitHub
repositories:{full_name} object Settings specific to the repository {full_name}.
repositories:{full_name}:gitHubToken string Token used to verify outgoing requests to GitHub repository
repositories:{full_name}:thirdPartyFolders string Comma-separated list of folders in which to look for changed files in pull request to remind user to update License. X []
repositories:{full_name}:claUrl string The GitHub API URL to the CLA file in JSON form. See here for what the URL should look like. Example: https://api.github.com/repos/AnalyticalGraphicsInc/cesium-concierge/contents/specs/data/config/CLA.json X Disabled if not set.
repositories:{full_name}:contributorsUrl string The GitHub API URL to CONTRIBUTORS.md. X Disabled if not set.
repositories:{full_name}:maxDaysSinceUpdate number "Bump" pull requests older than this number of days ago. X 30
repositories:{full_name}:unitTestPath string Relative path to the directory containing unit tests. Example:Specs/ X Disabled if not set.
port number Port on which to listen to incoming requests X 5000
listenPath string Path on which to listen for incoming requests X "/"

Note: full_name is the repository name in the form {organization}/{repository}. For example: AnalyticalGraphicsInc/cesium

secret and repositories:{full_name}:gitHubToken are the important settings; they verify that the communication between your server and GitHub is safe.

Setting secret

Enable a GitHub WebHook on a repository, making sure to create a secret. The secret verifies that all incoming requests to your server are from GitHub and not something else.

Setting gitHubToken

Next, get a Personal Access Token, which verifies with GitHub that all requests to its API come from an account with privileges. Set it locally by using any of the three ways listed above.

CLA Format

The repositories:{full_name}:claUrl should point to a GitHub URL of a JSON file with the following format:

    "gitHub": "user1"
    "gitHub": "user2"

The gitHub value is the only required field, but this format provides for storing more information alongside the GitHub name.