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About creating GitHub Apps

Learn about how to create a GitHub App, including best practices and when to use a GitHub App.

About creating GitHub Apps

GitHub Apps let you build integrations to automate processes and extend GitHub's functionality.

Deciding when to build a GitHub App

When building an integration, you should consider using a GitHub App in the following scenarios, instead of an OAuth app, personal access token, or GitHub Actions.

Best practices for creating a GitHub App

Follow these best practices to improve the security and performance of your GitHub App.

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.