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Automated dependency updates. Flexible, so you don't need to be.

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Why Use Renovate?

  • Receive automated Pull Requests whenever dependencies need updating.
  • Define schedules to avoid unnecessary noise in projects (e.g. for weekends or outside of working hours, or weekly updates, etc)
  • Relevant package files are discovered automatically (e.g. supports monorepo architecture such as lerna or yarn workspaces without further configuration)
  • Bot behaviour is extremely customisable via configuration files (config as code)
  • Use eslint-like shared config presets for ease of use and simplifying configuration
  • Lock files are natively supported and updated in the same commit, including immediately resolving conflicts whenever PRs are merged
  • Supports GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket Cloud (beta release) and VSTS.
  • Open source (installable via npm/yarn or Docker Hub) so can be self-hosted or used via GitHub App

Who Uses Renovate?

Renovate was released in 2017 and is now widely used in the developer community. Example users include the following GitHub organisations:

algolia google mozilla uber-workflow yarnpkg

The Renovate Approach

  • We believe everyone can benefit from automation, whether it's a little or a lot
  • Renovate should not cause you to change your workflow against your wishes, instead it should be adaptable to your existing workflow
  • All behaviour should be configurable, down to a ridiculous level if necessary
  • Autodetect settings wherever possible (to minimise configuration) but always allow overrides

Using Renovate

The easiest way to use Renovate if you are on GitHub is to use the Renovate app. Go to to install it now. A paid plan is required for private repositories.


Visit for documentation, and in particular for a list of configuration options.

You can also raise an issue in if you'd like to get your config reviewed or ask any questions.


If you are not on GitHub or you prefer to run your own instance of Renovate then you have several options:

  • Install the renovate CLI tool from npmjs
  • Run the renovate/renovate Docker Hub image (same content/versions as the CLI tool)
  • Use Renovate Pro Edition available for GitHub Enterprise and soon GitLab too


If you would like to contribute to Renovate or get a local copy running for some other reason, please see the instructions in

Security / Disclosure

If you discover any important bug with Renovate that may pose a security problem, please disclose it confidentially to first, so that it can be assessed and hopefully fixed prior to being exploited. Please do not raise GitHub issues for security-related doubts or problems.