Connect to your users' GitHub accounts

Setup Guide

You can find your GitHub app credentials in your GitHub Developer Account.

You'll need the following information to set up your GitHub App with Paragon Connect:

  • Client ID

  • Client Secret

Add the Redirect URL to your GitHub app

Paragon provides a redirect URL to send information to your GitHub app. To add the redirect URL to your GitHub app:

1. Copy the link under "Redirect URL" in your integration settings in Paragon. The Redirect URL is:

2. Log into your GitHub Account.

3. In the top-right corner, select Settings

4. Under Developer Settings > OAuth Apps, select your GitHub app.

Note: You'll need to create a new GitHub app if you don't already have one

5. Under General > Authorization callback URL, paste the Redirect URL provided in Step 1.

Add your GitHub app to Paragon

Under Integrations > Connected Integrations > {YOUR_APP} > Settings, fill out your credentials from your developer app in their respective sections:

  • Client ID: Found under Settings > Developer settings > {YOUR APP} > Client ID on your GitHub App page.

  • Client Secret: Found under Settings > Developer settings > {YOUR APP} > Client Secret on your GitHub App page.

Leaving the Client ID and Client Secret blank will use Paragon development keys.

Connecting to GitHub

Once your users have connected their GitHub account, you can use the Paragon SDK to access the GitHub API on behalf of connected users.

See the GitHub REST API documentation for their full API reference.

Any GitHub API endpoints can be accessed with the Paragon SDK as shown in this example.

// You can find your project ID in the Overview tab of any Integration

// Authenticate the user
paragon.authenticate(<ProjectId>, <UserToken>);
// Get issues associated with a repository
paragon.request("github", "/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues", {
  method: "GET"

// Create a comment on an issue
paragon.request("github", "/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/{issue_number}/comments", {
  method: "POST",
  body: {
    body: "Looks good to me!"

// Specify labels for an issue
paragon.request("github", "/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/{issue_number}/labels
", {
  method: "PUT",
  body: {
    labels: [

Building GitHub workflows

Once your GitHub account is connected, you can add steps to perform the following actions:

  • Create Issue

  • Update Issue

  • Get Issue by Number

  • Lock an Issue

  • Search an Issue

  • Create Release

  • Update Release

  • Get Release by ID

  • Get Release by Tag Name

  • Delete Release

When creating or updating issues in GitHub, you can reference data from previous steps by typing {{ to invoke the variable menu.

Using Webhook Triggers

Webhook triggers can be used to run workflows based on events in your users' GitHub account. For example, you might want to trigger a workflow whenever new issues are created in GitHub to sync your users' GitHub issues to your application in real-time.

You can find the full list of Webhook Triggers for GitHub below:

  • Issue Created

  • Issue Updated

  • PR Created

  • PR Updated

  • Project Created

  • Project Updated

  • Project Created (Classic)

  • Project Updated (Classic)

  • Project Item Created

  • Project Item Updated

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