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GitHub Permissions and API token Scopes for Jenkins



  • John Hill

    This was very helpful. I used this guide to help clarify that:

    Username is the GitHub user ID and Password is the Password orpersonal API Token (recommended).

    The contextual in-line help (and gitScm pipeline step error handling) don't mention that a pure 'Secret Text' API Token cannot be used without the username.

    Effectively, Github use in Jenkins requires a Github service account to be managed by operations/IT. 

  • Carlos Rodriguez Lopez

    Thanks @john hill


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