Manage Trello cards through Github commit messages
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Allows you to manage or reference your Trello board through commits to Github. Tag a commit with "Closes 1234" to have a card automatically archived, or "Card 1234" to have the commit sent to the card.


Commit messages are searched for (case|card|close|archive|fix)e?s? \D?([0-9]+) to find the card short id. Case/card resolve to on_start configuration, close/fix resolve to on_close, and archive will just archive the card regardless.

The commit message is added as a comment to the card as well.


See trello-web --help for a list of arguments for starting the server. If your domain name is and the server is listening on port 4000, then set the posthook URL on Github to

On the first run, it will create an empty configuration file for you that you will need to configure based on how you want it to manage.

You will need to get your api key and OAuth token with read/write access that won't expire for this to work. You can either use your own account, or create a separate deployment one for this.

Go to to get your key, then go to,write&expiration=never&key=[your-key-here] replacing [your-key-here] with the key Trello gave you. Authorize the request and then add the token and key to your trello.yml file.

You can get the board id from the URL, for example the board id is 4d5ea62fd76aa1136000000ca.

There are 3 actions you can configure to decide what happens to a card, on_start for case/card, on_close for close/fix. on_deploy requires an additional hookin to your deployment that you can read below.


If you are moving your cards to a new list (such as "Live") after deployment, then you must use the move_to option in on_close. Unlike on_start or on_close, you must also specify the repo name for move_to.

You indicate a deploy happened through sending a POST request to[repo-name]. An example of a Capistrano deployment script:

require "net/https"
Capistrano::Configuration.instance(:must_exist).load do
  after "deploy:update" do
    uri = URI("")

    http =, uri.port)
    http.use_ssl = uri.scheme == "https"
    http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
    http.request_post(uri.path, "")