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NetBeans GitHub Issues Plugin

This plugin provides support for GitHub Issue Tracker.


  • NetBeans 8.2+


  • Create a new issue
  • Edit an issue
  • Create queries
  • Edit an issue comment
  • Delete an issue comment
  • Create a new pull request
  • Change an existing issue to a pull request
  • Search issues with issue number or keywords
  • Create a new label
  • Create a new milestone
  • Add issues to schedule categories
  • Insert and manage templates


Add a repository

  1. Open a task window (Windows > Task)
  2. Click add repository icon
  3. Select the GitHub Issues Connector
  4. Input display name, your user name, OAuth token and repository information
  5. Click Connect button (If you can't connect a repository, please try to check input values)
  6. Click OK button


If an issue has a milestone and it has a due date, the issue is added to schedule category.

Insert and manage templates

You can insert a template and manage templates using buttons below the description. All templates are used globally. (i.e. It isn't templates per repository.)

**NOTE:**You cannot remove the default template. If you remove it, it will be initilized. You cannot edit a template name. So, if you want to change it, just remove it, then add a new template.

Default queries

  1. Open
  2. Assigned to me
  3. Created by me

If you want to enable/disable these queries, Please change them on the Options panel.(Tools > Options > Team > GitHub Issues)

.github file

.github file can be set login name and oauth token. They are used as default values when we create a new repository. It must be put in the user home directory. The format is the following:


GitHub OAuth Token

You can get a your OAuth token from the following: Settings > Applications > Personal access tokens > Generate new token

  • Check repo
  • Input token description
  • Click generate token

GitHub Enterprise is used as the default hostname. If you are using GitHub Enterprise, please set your hostname (e.g.




Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) v1.0 and GNU General Public License (GPL) v2

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