GitHub is a cloud-based hosting platform for software development versioning control using Git. Git is software for tracking changes in a set of files and is most often used by teams of developers to collaborate during software development. In the context of Nintex Automation Cloud, GitHub is a connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores. used to create connections for GitHubactions A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows.. Use GitHub actions to create Issues within GitHub. GitHub Issues are a way to track bugs, tasks, and enhancements in a project, and are like a message that is shared and can be actioned by development team members.

For more information on GitHub, see the GitHub website.

Create a GitHub connection

Create a connection from the connections page or from the action configuration panel when configuring the action. For information about creating connections and assigning permissions, see Manage connections.

GitHub account requirements

  • Nintex Automation Cloud uses the Nintex Automation Cloud - GitHub Connector to create GitHub connections. This connection requires you to grant the Nintex Automation Cloud domain access to certain GitHub data.
  • The account you use to create a connection for GitHub is the account that has access to the GitHub actions.

Create a GitHub data source

Use the GitHub data source to create a drop-down in a form showing a list of GitHub repositories for the user account used to create the connector.

For example, To allow users to select a specific repository in a form, add a drop-down list of repositories to the form using a Data lookup control A form control that allows users to select from a drop-down list of values that have been fetched from a third-party service.. The data lookup control uses a GitHub - Get authenticated user repos data source to list the repositories associated with the authenticated user.

You can create a GitHub data source to:

  • Get authenticated user repos: list all the authenticated user repos for the connection.

Each data source is configured for a specific GitHub user. You can create as many data sources as you need.

GitHub data source fields

To access the data source fields, in the Add data source section, select GitHub in the Connector field and then select the Operation.




Get authenticated user repos Connection The connection to use for the data source.
  Sort by Sort the returned list by either when the repo was created, updated, pushed, or by the repo's full name.
  Sort direction Sort the returned list in either ascending or descending order.