Setting up a GitHub App
Learn about building GitHub Apps.
About creating GitHub Apps
GitHub Apps let you build integrations to automate processes and extend GitHub's functionality.
Creating a GitHub App
You can create a GitHub App under your personal account or under any organization you own.
About the user authorization callback URL
You can specify a URL that users will be redirected to after they authorize a GitHub App.
About the setup URL
You can specify a URL that users will be redirected to after they install a GitHub App.
Choosing permissions for a GitHub App
The permissions of a GitHub App determine what the app can do with GitHub's APIs and what webhooks the app can receive.
Using webhooks with GitHub Apps
Your GitHub App can subscribe to webhook events to receive notifications whenever certain activity occurs.
Making a GitHub App public or private
When setting up a GitHub App, you can make it public so that other GitHub users or organizations can install the app, or private so that you can only install it on the account that owns the app.
Rate limits for GitHub Apps
Rate limits restrict the rate of traffic to GitHub.com, to help ensure consistent access for all users.
Creating a custom badge for your GitHub App
You can replace the default badge on your GitHub App by uploading your own logo image and customizing the background.
Migrating OAuth Apps to GitHub Apps
Learn about the advantages of migrating your OAuth App to a GitHub App, and learn how to migrate your OAuth App.
Best practices for creating a GitHub App
Follow these best practices to improve the security and performance of your GitHub App.