GitHub links for Confluence

Connect GitHub links for Confluence with your organization

Important: Make sure that when you authorize our GitHub OAuth App to access your data you select the organization you want to use the App with.

Here is short (25 seconds) demo video on where to make sure that GitHub links GitHub App is authorized to access your organization's data.

Important: if you need to reconnect the GitHub links App with your organization please 1 - disconnect the App in the Confluence (go to the Configuration page) and 2 - delete access for our App on GitHub side (in org settings).


A. Navigate to the Settings → Github linker Configuration page

B. Click on the "Connect" button and authenticate yourself and authorize the App to see your private organization.

Use with private repositories

To use the private repositories you need to follow the steps in the Configuration section above.

Use cases

All use cases use public links so that you can reproduce them straight away.

Pull request information

Readme embedding

Issue information

The list of the latest pull requests

The list of the latest issues

User and organization information

Milestone information

Release information

The latest release information

The list of the latest releases

The list of labeled issues of a milestone

Set the filters in the dialog of the macro. 

The parameters used are listed on GitHub in a table -

Save the macros to see the changes.

Known issues

  • GitHub Enterprise is not supported at the moment. The reason is that our App gets called when a particular link is inserted on the page, it is not possible to dynamically tell Confluence with URLs should be handled by our App.
  • Github links for Confluence can be used with private and public repositories and organizations.
  • We cannot get more fine-grained permissions at this stage, due to restrictions from GitHub API.

Security and compliance

Get help

You can create a Jira Service Desk support request with all information you could gather, please include the screenshot of the configuration, links and time stamps.