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GitKraken Desktop GitHub Issues Integration

GitKraken Desktop makes it easy to integrate with GitHub Issues.

The GitHub Issues integration is view-only for free users. To unlock all features for the GitHub Issues integration, consider upgrading to a paid GitKraken license .

Connect GitHub Integration

The GitHub integration and GitHub Issues integration share the same connection. You can Set up the integration from the ISSUES pane in the left panel or from Preferences Integrations.

From the Integrations window, select and then hit the button.

This will open your default web browser where you can click and then log in with your GitHub credentials.

You’ll then see a success message below and the connection will be active in GitKraken 🎉

Preview GitHub Issues

Once connected, your GitHub issues will start to appear in the left panel. You will initally see My Open Issues and All Open Issues filters by default. You can edit or remove these as needed.

Hover over any issue to get a preview of the issue Title, Description, Status, Labels, Assignees and Reporter.

View and Edit GitHub Issue Details

Click to select an issue to view the issue details.

Here any edits made here will be reflected in your GitHub issues.

Create New GitHub Issue

From the left panel, click the icon to add a new GitHub issue.

Note that required fields are denoted by *. Your new issue will automatically be added to your GitHub issues.

Create Filters

You may create filters to view the issues you need. We use the same syntax that GitHub uses for their issues.

You can refer to GitHub issue filtering docs from GitHub for more information.

Create Branches from Issue

You may create a branches tied to an issue from the issue details view button. You can also right-click the issue or click the .

The branch name will automatically prefill based on the issue name. After the branch is created, these branches will be denoted with the GitHub icon to reflect its link to a GitHub issue.

From here, it should be possible to configure triggers on the GitHub side for changes made to this branch.

Copy Issue link or View in GitHub

You can quickly navigate to the issue in GitHub from the menu or by clicking in the top right.

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