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Using the latest version of the official bundled actions

You can update the actions that are bundled with your enterprise, or use actions directly from GitHub.com.

Observação: no momento, não há suporte para os executores hospedados no GitHub no GitHub Enterprise Server. Você pode ver mais informações sobre o suporte futuro planejado no GitHub public roadmap.

Your enterprise instance includes a number of built-in actions that you can use in your workflows. For more information about the bundled actions, see "About using actions in your enterprise."

These bundled actions are a point-in-time snapshot of the official actions found at https://github.com/actions, so there may be newer versions of these actions available. You can use the actions-sync tool to update these actions, or you can configure GitHub Connect to allow access to the latest actions on GitHub.com. These options are described in the following sections.

Using actions-sync to update the bundled actions

To update the bundled actions, you can use the actions-sync tool to update the snapshot. For more information on using actions-sync, see "Manually syncing actions from GitHub.com."

Using GitHub Connect to access the latest actions

You can use GitHub Connect to allow GitHub Enterprise Server to use actions from GitHub.com. For more information, see "Enabling automatic access to GitHub.com actions using GitHub Connect."

Once GitHub Connect is configured, you can use the latest version of an action by deleting its local repository in the actions organization on your instance. For example, if your enterprise instance is using v1 of the actions/checkout action, and you need to use actions/checkout@v4 which isn't available on your enterprise instance, perform the following steps to be able to use the latest checkout action from GitHub.com:

  1. From an enterprise owner account on GitHub Enterprise Server, navigate to the repository you want to delete from the actions organization (in this example checkout).

  2. By default, site administrators are not owners of the bundled actions organization. To get the access required to delete the checkout repository, you must use the site admin tools. Click in the upper-right corner of any page in that repository.

  3. Click Security to see an overview of the security for the repository.

    Screenshot of the site admin details for a repository. The "Security" link is highlighted with an orange outline.

  4. Under "Privileged access", click Unlock.

  5. Under Reason, type a reason for unlocking the repository, then click Unlock.

  6. Now that the repository is unlocked, you can leave the site admin pages and delete the repository within the actions organization. At the top of the page, click the repository name, in this example checkout, to return to the summary page.

    Screenshot of the site admin details for the actions/checkout repository. The name of the repository, "checkout", is a link and is highlighted with an orange outline.

  7. Under "Repository info", click View code to leave the site admin pages and display the checkout repository.

    Screenshot of the site admin details for a repository. The "View code" link is highlighted with an orange outline.

  8. Delete the checkout repository within the actions organization. For information on how to delete a repository, see "Excluir um repositório."

  9. Configure your workflow's YAML to use actions/checkout@v4.

  10. Each time your workflow runs, the runner will use the specified version of actions/checkout from GitHub.com.

    Note: The first time the checkout action is used from GitHub.com, the actions/checkout namespace is automatically retired on sua instância do GitHub Enterprise Server. If you ever want to revert to using a local copy of the action, you first need to remove the namespace from retirement. For more information, see "Enabling automatic access to GitHub.com actions using GitHub Connect."