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Version: 1.21

From private repositories

GitHub Private Repositories

Okteto integrates with GitHub and allows you to easily deploy any repository from any account or organization you grant permissions to. You can connect both personal repositories and those belonging to an organization in the same Okteto account.

Grant permissions

You'll need to perform the following steps the first time you grant GitHub permissions to Okteto:

  1. Log into your Okteto instance

  2. Click on the "Deploy Dev Environment" button on the top

  3. Make sure "GitHub" is the selected source

    Deploy private repository from git

  4. Click on the Configure GitHub button, to open the authorization dialog from GitHub. GitHub will ask you to install the Okteto app in the accounts and organizations you select. Follow the instructions to grant permissions to your repositories.

    install Okteto

  5. Finally click on the Install & Authorize button to proceed. If you're not the administrator of the organization, GitHub will send an email notification to your administrator and wait for their authorization to complete the installation and grant you access.

    install and authorize repositories

Once you or your administrator grants permission, Okteto will automatically list your private and public repositories in the Deploy dialog. Private repositories will be identified by a "lock" icon on right side.

list of private repositories

Deploy from a Private GitHub Repository

After giving Okteto access to any of your public or private repositories, you'll be able to deploy from a GitHub repository using an Okteto Manifest.

Other Private Repositories

You can also use SSH authentication to deploy a private repository. To do this, use the SSH url of your git repository. This applies both when using the Deploy dialog in the Okteto UI and the okteto pipeline deploy command from your terminal.

add a private repository

This document has more information on how to configure access to the private repository in your source code provider.