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A GitHub client and webhook receiver for maubot.

Hosted instance

You can use the instance hosted on by talking to

See steps 4 and 5 below.

Basic setup

  1. Set up the plugin like any other maubot plugin.

    You just have to upload the plugin, and then create an instance i.e. an association of a plugin and a client.

    You have to give this new instance an instance_id / a name, for example "my_github_bot"

  2. Register a GitHub OAuth application to get a client_id and client_secret.

    Set the callback URL to https://{maubot_host}/{plugin_base_path}/{instance_id}/auth

    Following our example, if your instance is hosted on and you kept the default plugin_base_path i.e. _matrix/maubot/plugin, the Github's new OAuth App's form should go like this:

  3. Set the client_id and client_secret in maubot.

    Copy these informations from your Github's OAuth App page and paste them in the instance page options.

    client_id: <replace>
    client_secret: <replace>

    And save the instance configuration.

  4. Use !github login to log in.

    After inviting your bot / client to a matrix channel, use the !gh or !github command to use the github instance.

    Using gh login first is mandatory and needed once per instance.

    The bot will reply with a link leading to your personal Github's allowed OAuth apps page, where you shall grant the necessary rights to the bot OAuth app.

    By default, the bot will request access to all public repos and to add webhooks. You can control the permissions it wants with some flags:

    • --no-repo makes it not ask for repo access at all. Only !github webhook add will work, other commands like !github create will not.
    • --no-hook makes it not ask for webhook access. !github webhook add will not work.
    • --private makes it ask for private repo access. Necessary if you want to use the bot to manage private repos.
  5. Use !github webhook add <owner>/<repo> to add webhooks.

    This will let you see in the current channel all the commits, comments, issues, stars, forks, pull requests, and so on, for that given repository.

    You must have admin rights on the repositories you want to track, as adding webhooks to a repository requires manager access rights to a project.

    Once you create a webhook and track a repository, it will be tracked only in the room from which you are in.


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