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Configuring the GitHub Enterprise Integration

planteater edited this page Jul 31, 2019 · 7 revisions

CodeStream can integrate with GitHub Enterprise using GitHub’s published REST API. To enable CodeStream to integrate with your GitHub Enterprise installation, you will need to set up a CodeStream application within your installation. This application serves as a conduit for users to authenticate against their GitHub Enterprise account without ever having to enter their credentials in CodeStream.

GitHub Enterprise uses the OAuth standard (version 2.0) for client authorization. To set up the application, log in to GitHub Enterprise as an administrator and go to Settings. On the left, click “Organization settings”, then click “OAuth Apps”. Then click the “New OAuth App” button. This allows you to register a new application. If you're not part of a GitHub organization, you would get here via Settings > Developer Settings > OAuth Apps > Register a new Application.

New Application

Set the application name to “CodeStream” or whatever name works best for you to identify the application. Set the Homepage URL to “http://codestream.com”. Set the callback URL to “https://api.codestream.com/no-auth/provider-token/github_enterprise”. Once you create the application, you’ll see a client ID and a client secret.

The first user to set up the integration will need three pieces of information:

  • the URL used to access your GitHub Enterprise installation as known to your internal network, in the form http(s)://host:port
  • the client ID associated with your CodeStream application
  • the secret associated with your CodeStream application

If all goes well, the user will be taken to a page in their browser where they can authenticate against GitHub Enterprise, if needed, and then approve CodeStream’s access to make API calls to GitHub Enterprise on their behalf. Once complete, the integration with your GitHub Enterprise installation will become available to all users on the team. Other users will NOT have to enter the URL, client ID, and client secret; they will only need to go through the final authentication process to authorize the application on their behalf.

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