These extra logs are enabled by setting secrets in the repository containing the workflow, so the same permissions requirements will apply:
- To create secrets for a personal account repository, you must be the repository owner. To create secrets for an organization repository, you must have
- To create secrets for an environment in a personal account repository, you must be the repository owner. To create secrets for an environment in an organization repository, you must have
- To create secrets at the organization level, you must have
- To create secrets using the REST API, you must have write access to the repository or admin access to the organization. For more information, see "GitHub Actions secrets API."
For more information on setting secrets, see "Creating and using encrypted secrets."
Additionally, anyone who has access to run a workflow can enable runner diagnostic logging and step debug logging for a workflow re-run. For more information, see "Re-running workflows and jobs."
Runner diagnostic logging provides additional log files that contain information about how a runner is executing a job. Two extra log files are added to the log archive:
- The runner process log, which includes information about coordinating and setting up runners to execute jobs.
- The worker process log, which logs the execution of a job.
To enable runner diagnostic logging, set the following secret in the repository that contains the workflow:
To download runner diagnostic logs, download the log archive of the workflow run. The runner diagnostic logs are contained in the
runner-diagnostic-logsfolder. For more information on downloading logs, see "Downloading logs."
Step debug logging increases the verbosity of a job's logs during and after a job's execution.
To enable step debug logging, you must set the following secret in the repository that contains the workflow:
After setting the secret, more debug events are shown in the step logs. For more information, see "Viewing logs to diagnose failures".