YouTrack Standalone 2018.1 Help

GitHub Integration

A GitHub integration enables the following features in YouTrack:

  • Apply commands to YouTrack issues right from a commit comment or a pull request description. For more information, see Apply Commands in VCS Commits.

  • Track commits that are related to specific issues on the VCS Changes tab in full page view. For more information, see View and Edit VCS Changes.

  • Add links to YouTrack issues in commit messages. For more information, see Link Issues in VCS Commits.

  • Add links to the GitHub repository by pasting commit hashes into the summary, description, comment, or string-type custom field in YouTrack issues.


  • Your YouTrack server must be accessible from the Internet.

  • A committer's email address in YouTrack must be the same as in GitHub. YouTrack searches for a user account based on the email address that is registered in GitHub. These users must also have permission to update issues in the connected YouTrack project. If no match is found or the user does not have the required permission, the commands are not applied.

Configure the GitHub Integration

When you enable and configure the GitHub integration, you define mappings between a YouTrack project and a GitHub repository.

As an administrator, you can enable the GitHub integration for any project in YouTrack.

To enable and configure the GitHub integration:

  1. Open the Administration > VCS Integrations page.

  2. Click the New VCS Integration button.
    • The New VCS Integration dialog opens in the sidebar.

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  3. From the Server drop-down list, select

  4. Generate an OAuth token in GitHub:
    • Click the Create OAuth token link below the OAuth Token field to navigate to GitHub.

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    • Enter a description for the OAuth token.

    • Select the scopes for the OAuth token and click the Generate token button.

    • Copy the token to the clipboard.

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  5. Paste the token in the OAuth Token field.

  6. If you are not the repository owner, provide the repository owner name. If you are the owner of the repository, leave the field blank.

  7. Click the Connect to VCS server button.
    • The New VCS Integration dialog displays settings for mapping the VCS to your project.

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  8. Enter values for the following settings:



    YouTrack Project

    Select the YouTrack project that you use to track changes to the code repository.


    Select the repository where you store the source code that is related to the selected project.


    Select the group that contains all of the users who can commit changes to the selected repository.

    Monitor Branches

    Enter the names of the branches that you want to monitor for changes. Use the plus sign to include a branch and the minus sign to exclude a branch. For more information, see Monitor Branches.

    Visible for Groups

    Select one or mor groups to restrict the visibility of comments and updates on the VCS Changes tab. Otherwise, the list of changes that are displayed on this tab is visible to any user who has permission to read issues in the project.

  9. Click the Save button.
    • The GitHub repository is associated with the selected YouTrack project.

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Last modified: 7 March 2019

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