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Create a GitHub Configuration


This page contains instructions for creating a GitHub configuration so that users will have the option to select GitHub as the source code repository host for new algorithms they create.

GitHub setup

Note that when you follow the steps below on GitHub, you must be a GitHub organization owner (and not just a member) in order for the SCM configuration to be available for Algorithmia cluster users as a source code repository host. That is, the below steps will work to create an SCM configuration as a GitHub organization member, but the resulting configuration won’t be displayed in the repository owner drop-down when Algorithmia cluster users go to create a new algorithm.

  1. Log in to GitHub.
  2. Click on the user avatar in the upper-right corner and select Settings.
  3. Select Developer settings and then OAuth Apps from the options at left.
  4. If you already have OAuth applications in your account, click the New OAuth App button on the right.
  5. Enter a unique name (e.g., “Algorithmia”) to identify the application to users.
  6. Enter the your application homepage’s URL in the homepage URL box.
  7. Optionally enter an application description to identify the purpose of the application.  
  8. Enter an authorization callback URL. The format of this is https://CLUSTER_DOMAIN, where CLUSTER_DOMAIN is the domain name of your Algorithmia cluster (e.g.,
  9. Click Register application at the bottom.

The resulting page for the new application displays the configuration information that you specified above. If you need to modify this information, make any desired changes and click Update application.

Click the Generate a new client secret button and store the client secret value temporarily in a safe place, or leave the tab open. You’ll need the client secret and client ID values displayed here in the next step when you complete the SCM provider configuration within Algorithmia.

Algorithmia setup

Once you’ve created an OAuth application in GitHub as described above, log in to Algorithmia as a cluster admin and navigate to the Source Code Management page from the admin panel. Click Add SCM Configuration and select GitHub from the drop-down.

Enter the base website, API, and SSH endpoint URLs, as described below. The pre-filled values that appear are just placeholders, so you must actually enter the paths in each field even if you just want the defaults.

The Website URL is the URL of your GitHub instance, which is for the public domain. If you’re creating a configuration to a GitHub Enterprise instance that users access at, enter that URL into this field.

The API URL is the URL for your GitHub instance’s API, which is for the public domain. If you’re configuring a GitHub Enterprise instance, this value is your website’s URL plus /api/v3. For example, for a GitHub Enterprise instance configured at, the API URL is

The SSH URL is the URL by which we’ll attempt to pull source code from your GitHub instance, which is ssh:// for the public domain. For GitHub Enterprise instances, replace the public domain name with the domain of your instance. For example, if your GitHub Enterprise instance lives at, enter ssh://

Under the OAuth information section, enter the client ID and client secret from the application configuration above and click Create SCM Configuration.

Once you’ve created the configuration, it’ll show up in the list of SCM configurations on the Source Code Management page.