Can't create project from GitHub private repository

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22 Jan, 2016 07:42 PM

I am a contributor on a private GitHub repo of another user. When I try to create a new project in AppVeyor, I get the message:
> No Git or Mercurial repositories found.

I saw this exact problem in the forum and followed the solution directions; i.e.,
> Re-authorize GitHub for "private and public" repositories on page.

I did so. According to my GitHub Application Profile for AppVeyor CI, it has private access permission.

This did not solve my problem. How to I add this project to AppVeyor? Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 22 Jan, 2016 07:57 PM

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    To check what GitHub API returns generate a new access token on this page with just repo scope:

    Then using Fiddler, or Postman or curl call this API method:


    with headers:

    Authorization: token <generated-token>
    Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json

    Let me know what you get.

  2. 2 Posted by brant on 22 Jan, 2016 08:25 PM

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    Ok-done. The json runs several hundred lines and I'd rather not list everything in this reply. The private repos are listed. What is of interest?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 22 Jan, 2016 08:31 PM

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    OK, can you drop me a screenshot of your page?

    You may also need to enable AppVeyor application for your organization(s). Go to "AppVeyor CI" application details on page and enable it for your org(s).

  4. 4 Posted by brant on 22 Jan, 2016 08:48 PM

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    Ok-Thank you, I'll give it a try.

  5. 5 Posted by brant on 22 Jan, 2016 10:42 PM

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    Above doing the above, the private repos where listed. When I tried to add one as a new project, I received the SSH Key error. That problem was resolved by getting temp admin priviledges on the repo, which was the solution provided on this forum. Thank you.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 22 Jan, 2016 10:55 PM

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    Right, thanks for the update!


  7. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:03 AM.

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