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Status: This project is no longer developed or maintained. GitHub Apps natively support the functionality of this package.


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A React + Redux application that serves as a base for GitHub bot UIs. It manages login, provides a page to enable or disable the bot on repositories, and has extensibility points for bots that require additional settings.

Screenshot of GitHub Bot UI


Most user will consume the application as a whole, passing some properties at the top level to customize things. You can find a working example of the integration in the example directory and in the server.js file.

  1. Add the library (and React) to your project:

    npm install github-bot-ui react react-dom
  2. Create a minimal index.html file in which to inject the application:

    <!doctype html>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <div id="container"></div>
  3. Create an index.js file to initialize the application:

    import React from 'react';
    import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
    import GitHubBotUi from 'github-bot-ui';
    const container = document.getElementById('container');
        appName="My Bot"
  4. Create a file that aggregates the dependency CSS files. Here we'll use SCSS, but you can use any method in your project:

    @import "~normalize.css";
    @import "~@blueprintjs/core/dist/blueprint.css";
    @import "~github-bot-ui/github-bot-ui.css";

    Note that we're including the dependency styles from Blueprint as well.

  5. Configure Webpack or another builder to compile the files and generate a bundle. Configuring Webpack is outside the scope of this guide, but you can find a working configuration in server.js.

Server Endpoints

The UI expects the server to expose specific endpoints to function. You can find a mock implementation of these endpoints in server.js.

GET /api/auth/github

Redirects to the GitHub OAuth endpoint with correct parameters. The OAuth application should be configured to redirect to /login after authentication. The /login route is handled github-bot-ui.

GET /api/auth/github/token

Query Parameters:

  • code - the GitHub OAuth code
  • state - the OAuth state value provided in the initial redirect

Returns an object with a token property. This property contains a JWT for the user that just authenticated. The token must contain the sub field, but all other fields are optional.

github-bot-ui will provide this as a Bearer token in the Authorization header with future requests. The server usually maintains a mapping from information in the JWT to the GitHub OAuth token for the corresponding user.

GET /api/user/repos

Returns a JSON list of repositories to which the user has write access and their status with the bot. Each object in the list has the following properties:

  • id - (number, required) a unique numeric ID for the repository
  • owner - (string, required) the user or organization that owns the repository
  • name - (string, required) the name of the repository
  • isEnabled - (boolean, required) indicates if the bot is enabled for this repository
  • isUserAdmin - (boolean, required) indicates if the current user has admin permissions on the repository
  • enabledBy - (string, optional) if the bot is enabled for this repository, the name of the enabling user
  • enabledAt - (string, optional) if the bot is enabled for this repository, the date and time at which it was enabled, in RFC3339/ISO8601 format.

POST /api/repo/:owner/:name

Enables the bot for a repository. On success, returns 200 OK with a JSON representation of the repository as described above.

DELETE /api/repo/:owner/:name

Disables the bot for a repository. On success, returns 204 No Content.