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GitHub#

You can use these credentials to authenticate the following nodes with GitHub.

Prerequisites#

Create a GitHub account.

Using OAuth#

n8n Cloud users

You'll only need to enter the Credentials Name and click on the circle button in the OAuth section to connect your GitHub account to n8n.

  1. Open your GitHub dashboard.
  2. Select your user icon in the top right.
  3. Select Settings > Developer settings >OAuth Apps.
  4. Select Register a new application .
  5. Enter the Application name and Homepage URL.
  6. Copy the OAuth Callback URL from n8n and paste it in the Authorization callback URL field.
  7. Select Register application.
  8. Copy the Client ID.
  9. Enter the name for your credentials in the Credentials Name field in GitHub OAuth2 API credentials in n8n.
  10. Paste the client ID in the Client ID field in GitHub OAuth2 API credentials in n8n.
  11. On your application page, select Generate a new client secret.
  12. Copy the displayed Client Secret.
  13. Paste the client secret in the Client Secret field in GitHub OAuth2 API credentials in n8n.
  14. Select the circle button in the OAuth section to connect a GitHub account to n8n.
  15. Select Save button to save your credentials in n8n.

The following video demonstrates the steps mentioned above.

The following video demonstrates the steps to authenticate the GitHub node on n8n Cloud.

Using Access Token#

  1. Open your GitHub dashboard.
  2. Select your user icon in the top right.
  3. Select Settings > Developer settings > Personal access tokens.
  4. Select Generate new token.
  5. Choose your token type.
  6. Enter a note in the Note field.
  7. Select scopes in the Select scopes section. The scopes you need depend on the resources you're accessing.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom and select Generate token.
  9. Copy the displayed Personal access token.
  10. Enter the name for your credentials in the Credentials Name field in the GitHub API credentials in n8n.
  11. Enter your GitHub username in the User field in the GitHub API credentials in n8n.
  12. Paste the access token in the Access Token field in the GitHub API credentials in n8n.
  13. Select Save to save your credentials in n8n.

The following video demonstrates the steps mentioned above.