GitHub Apps


Connect Datadog with GitHub Apps to enable permissions for your repositories and see code snippets in your errors. You can also display links to GitHub PRs and issues in Datadog’s notebooks and incident timelines.



Install the integration tile with the Datadog GitHub Apps integration tile.


If you are an admin in your GitHub organization, you can configure GitHub Apps.

  1. In the GitHub Apps integration tile, navigate to the Configuration tab.
  2. Click Link GitHub Account to create a new GitHub App.
  3. In Configure, either select Organization and enter a name for your organization, or select Personal Account. Optionally specify the URL of your GitHub Enterprise Server instance (version 2.22 or above).
  4. In Edit Permissions, enable Datadog read permissions for issues, pull requests, and contents. You must select at least one permission.
  5. Click Create App in GitHub, then you are prompted to enter a GitHub App name in GitHub.
  6. Enter a name in the GitHub App name field and click Create GitHub App.
  7. In the Configuration tab, click Install GitHub App and Install & Authorize.

Your GitHub App displays in the integration tile. To enable inline code snippets in stack traces, see Setting Up Source Code Integration.


In Notebooks, GitHub issues and pull requests automatically generate a preview hoverbox with additional details including commit history, author, and date.

  1. Navigate to Notebooks > New Notebook.
  2. Add a Text cell and mention an issue or pull request on GitHub in the Edit field, for example:
  3. Click Done, then the GitHub icon appears next to your linked issue or pull request.
  4. Click Connect to Preview and Authorize.
  5. Hover over the linked issue or pull request to see the description preview.
Links to Git

Data Collected


The GitHub Apps integration does not include any metrics.


The GitHub Apps integration does not include any events.

Service Checks

The GitHub Apps integration does not include any service checks.


Need help? Contact Datadog support.

Further Reading

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