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Using environments for jobs

Specify an environment for a job.

Note: GitHub-hosted runners are not currently supported on GitHub Enterprise Server. You can see more information about planned future support on the GitHub public roadmap.

Overview

Use jobs.<job_id>.environment to define the environment that the job references. All deployment protection rules must pass before a job referencing the environment is sent to a runner. For more information, see "Using environments for deployment."

You can provide the environment as only the environment name, or as an environment object with the name and url. The URL maps to environment_url in the deployments API. For more information about the deployments API, see "Repositories."

Example: Using a single environment name

environment: staging_environment

Example: Using environment name and URL

environment:
  name: production_environment
  url: https://github.com

The value of url can be an expression. Allowed expression contexts: github, inputs, vars, needs, strategy, matrix, job, runner, and env. For more information about expressions, see "Expressions."

Example: Using output as URL

environment:
  name: production_environment
  url: ${{ steps.step_id.outputs.url_output }}

The value of name can be an expression. Allowed expression contexts: github, inputs, vars, needs, strategy, and matrix. For more information about expressions, see "Expressions."

Example: Using an expression as environment name

environment:
  name: ${{ github.ref_name }}