Creating GitHub plugin configurations

1 minute readExtensibilityDeveloper productivity

Plugin configurations are sets of parameters that can be applied across some, or all, plugin procedures. They can reduce the repetition of common values, create predefined parameter sets, and securely store credentials. Each configuration is given a unique name that is entered in the designated parameter for the plugin procedures that use them. The following steps illustrate how to create a plugin configuration that can be used by one or more plugin procedures.

To create a plugin configuration:

  1. Navigate to DevOps Essentials  Plugin Management  Plugin configurations.

  2. Select Add plugin configuration to create a new configuration.

  3. In the New Configuration window, specify a Name for the configuration.

  4. Select the Project that the configuration belongs to.

  5. Optionally, add a Description for the configuration.

  6. Select the appropriate Plugin for the configuration.

  7. Configure the parameters per the descriptions below.

  8. Select OK.

GitHub plugin configuration parameters

Table 1. EC-Github plugin configuration parameters
Parameter Description

Name

Required. The unique name for the configuration.

Description

The configuration description.

REST API endpoint

Required. Endpoint to connect to. By default, this is the GitHub API endpoint.

PAT token

Required. Bearer token to connect to GitHub API.

If the rate limit is exceeded?

The behavior if the rate limit exceeded; return an exception or sleep until reset.

HTTP proxy

A proxy server URL that should be used for connections.

Proxy authorization

The username and password for the proxy.

Debug level

This option sets the debug level for logs. If Info is selected, only a summary is displayed. If Debug is selected, debug information is displayed. If Trace is selected, all requests and responses are displayed.