No webhook url in new project

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11 Sep, 2019 10:12 PM

How do you create a project with the webhook url needed to trigger builds from github?


  1. 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 12 Sep, 2019 03:09 AM

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    Can you clarify what you mean. If you've authorized AppVeyor under Account settings -> Authorizations then adding a new project will add a webhook to the repo.

  2. 2 Posted by ksbeattie on 12 Sep, 2019 04:55 AM

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    I am authorized, but creating a new (AppVeyor) project does not create a new webhook in the corresponding github repo. Nor does the webhook url show up in the AppVeyor project's Setting -> General page (like older projects I had working before show).

    Somehow though, it is working. PRs in the github repo do trigger a new build in AppVeyor. (I discovered this after giving up on AppVeyor and setting things up CircleCI).

    What is the mechanism now used to trigger builds, if not webhooks? I do have AppVeyor installed as a GitHub App in the repo. Does that entirely replace webhooks?

  3. 3 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 12 Sep, 2019 02:11 PM

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    Yes, with GitHub app a centralized webhook is used instead of specific ones being placed in any added repo.

    Here is the blog post about GH app integration.

  4. 4 Posted by ksbeattie on 12 Sep, 2019 08:53 PM

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    Ok, thanks. That really helps.

    Might I suggest that you try to make that distinction clearer in your intro/getting started docs? I spent the better part of a day flailing around this, only to give up and switch to CircleCi - which then revealed there was some new magic at play.

    The convenience is nice, but the opaqueness makes it difficult to asses the security implications.

  5. 5 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 12 Sep, 2019 11:15 PM

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Revising the docs are actually somewhat of a top priority at the moment.

  6. Owen McDonnell closed this discussion on 12 Sep, 2019 11:15 PM.

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