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Bonusly for GitHub

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Bonusly for GitHub

A GitHub Action for Bonusly


Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.

- name: Bonusly for GitHub
  uses: jodyheavener/bonusly-github@0.1.0
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Bonusly for GitHub

Award Bonusly points for successful Pull Request merges.


First, set the following secrets on your repo:

# A Bonusly API Access Token

# A GitHub Personal Access Token

Then set up a new workflow:

name: Bonusly

    types: [closed]

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    name: Merge allocate
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: jodyheavener/bonusly-github@0.1.0
        if: github.event.pull_request.merged
          bonusly-token: ${{ secrets.BONUSLY_API_TOKEN }}
          github-token: ${{ secrets.GH_API_TOKEN }}
          default-hashtag: '#awesome'

Now, anyone who would like to award the commit authors of a merged Pull Request can indicate so by leaving a comment on it in one of the following formats:

@bonusly +[amount] [message]
@bonusly [amount] [message]
@bonusly [amount] points [message]

When the Pull Request is merged the points will be awarded and a comment will be left to let you know who got what and if any issues occurred.

Some notes about this process:

  • The number of points are awarded to each email address associated with a commit in the PR. This includes co-authored commits.
  • Comments can contain both the point assignment and other messaging. Just make sure they're on separate lines.
  • Point assignment messages need to include a hashtag, per Bonusly's rules. If one is not included, the configured default will be automatically appended.
  • Points are only awarded on a successful merge, which means point assignment comments can be added and removed at any point before merging.
  • Comment authors must have a publicly available email so GitHub can retrieve it via the API.
  • This plugin looks up Bonusly users by email, so commit and comment authors email must be associated with a user in Bonusly for points to be successfully awarded.
  • The user that generated the GitHub API token will be used to post the followup comment. Set up a machine user and token to have a "bot" perform API actions and commenting.


Install the dependencies

$ yarn install

Build the TypeScript and package it for distribution

$ yarn build && yarn package

Run the tests

$ yarn test

⚠️ I haven't written any tests yet.