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gilles.degottex

10 Sep, 2019 09:36 AM

Hey,

First, thanks for the service, it works great !

Though I think there is an issue for deploying on Github.com:

First, the documentation is not updated:
https://www.appveyor.com/docs/deployment/github/#release-every-tag-build
It reads: " Be sure to encrypt your token using “Encrypt configuration data” page in AppVeyor (Settings → Encrypt YAML)." But I can't find the menu mentioned.

Also, in order to write down the "deploy: auth_token: secure: " token in the yaml file, the only way I've found was to create a token on GitHub.com; write it down in the project's Deployment Menu under a new GitHub provider (it is far from clear of what happens to these options since they appear in the yaml file too); and finally recover the encrypted token in the exported yaml file from the "Export YAML" menu.

To make a long story short: this is very complicated and brain washing.

Please, either make it clear from the specific documentation. Though even better: simplify this non-intuitive/multi-menu/complicated process.

Cheers,
And thanks again for your good work!

  1. 1 Posted by XLTechie on 11 Sep, 2019 08:01 AM

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    Look for the "Encrypt Yaml" page under the profile settings menu, not the project settings menu.

  2. 2 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 11 Sep, 2019 04:27 PM

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    We generally agree that documentation could always be improved, and to that end you can make pull requests to it.

    The Encrypt YAML page is actually under account settings. Using this, you'll avoid the whole Export YAML process, which I would agree is an overly complicated approach.

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