Migrate to buddybuild’s GitHub Application

Note

Note

If you signed up a GitHub account with buddybuild before May 25th 2017 then this migration guide applies to you. Otherwise, this does not apply to you.

To provide a better experience for our users we created a buddybuild GitHub Application, which is an improvement over our existing GitHub OAuth Application. Our newer GitHub Application gives teams complete control over the repositories that buddybuild can access. You can grant buddybuild access to a specific organization or a specific repository, which is something that was not possible with GitHub OAuth Applications. The new GitHub Application also means that buddybuild can act as a helpful bot to assist in your app development.

Why should I migrate to the new GitHub Application?

GitHub Applications gives teams greater control over the repositories that buddybuild can access. You can grant buddybuild access to a specific organization or a repository, which is something that was not possible with GitHub OAuth Applications.

buddybuild can now act as a helpful bot to assist in your app development. Right now the bot can post new GitHub Issues when your app receives feedback and experiences crash reports. However, in the future the buddybuild bot will be capable of much more. Up till now buddybuild would have created GitHub Issues on behalf of a member in your team. The buddybuild bot is part of our GitHub App acting as a first class actor, and unlike a team member does not consume a user seat.

What happens if I do not migrate to GitHub Application?

Migrating is optional. Your existing GitHub OAuth Application account in buddybuild will continue to operate normally. There will be no disruption to your service. We are maintaining support for our GitHub OAuth Application for the foreseeable future.

How to Migrate

If you are interested in the benefits of the new buddybuild GitHub Applications integration, then you can use our wizard which will walk you through the quick process of migrating your buddybuild account and your apps to use GitHub Applications.

To get started go to My Profile, then choose GitHub Migration.

The GitHub Migration link

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