Amplify Integration Builder: How to create a GitHub Connector Instance

AMPLIFY Integration Builder - How To Create a Github Connector Instance

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to use Axway’s Amplify Integration Builder to create a Github connector instance which will enable us to create Integration Builder flows that leverage Github.

Before we try to authenticate the GitHub Connector instance in Integration Builder, we will need to create an OAuth application in GitHub in order to get the OAuth API Key and Secret.

Let’s get started.

Create a GitHub OAuth App

  • Log into your GitHub account and click on your avatar in the upper right-hand corner of the browser and select Settings 

  • On the left menu, select Developer Settings
  • Select OAuth Apps and click on Register a new application. Enter an Application name (e.g. LBGithubAPITest), Homepage URL (e.g. http://www.axway.com), an Application description (e.g. Leor’s GitHub App), and enter the following URL for the Authorization callback URL:

https://auth.cloudelements.io/oauth

Note that the redirect URI (OAuth Callback URL) for Integration Builder is described here

  • Click Register Application to see your Client ID and Client Secret

Now, we can go authenticate our GitHub connector in Integration Builder.

Create an Integration Builder GitHub Connector Instance

  • Go to Integration Builder and find the GitHub Connector and click on Authenticate
  • Provide a name for your connector (e.g. GitHubLBInstance)
  • Enter the GitHub Organization and Repository (e.g. lbrenman)
  • Enter the Client ID and Client secret in the OAuth API Key and OAuth API Secret fields

Summary

In this blog post, we saw how to set up GitHub for external API access via OAuth and then created a Github connector instance in Axway’s Amplify Integration Builder. Now you can create Integration Builder flows that leverage Github.

Also, we now have a GitHub API Proxy in Amplify Central that can be used in non Integration Builder applications (i.e. mobile, web, IoT…).

Refer to other Integration Builder blog posts for details on how to expose the GitHub API Proxy in Amplify Central such as this one that describes how to do this for a Syncplicity API.

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Principal Presales Architect II – Leor Brenman has over 12 years’ experience in Enterprise Software and more than 30 years working in the tech industry for companies like Vaultus, Antenna, Appcelerator and Axway. He has a strong technology background and specializes in mobile, API, integration and enterprise applications. Leor has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in NJ, USA.

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