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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Create Gist with the GitHub API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create Gist action
    1. Connect your GitHub account
    2. Configure Description
    3. Configure Files
    4. Configure Public
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

This is a pre-built, source-available component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Create Gist on GitHub
Description:Allows you to add a new gist with one or more files. [See docs here](https://docs.github.com/en/rest/gists/gists?apiVersion=2022-11-28#create-a-gist)
Version:0.0.4
Key:github-create-gist

Code

import github from "../../github.app.mjs";
import utils from "../../actions/common/utils.mjs";

export default {
  key: "github-create-gist",
  name: "Create Gist",
  description: "Allows you to add a new gist with one or more files. [See docs here](https://docs.github.com/en/rest/gists/gists?apiVersion=2022-11-28#create-a-gist)",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    github,
    description: {
      label: "Description",
      description: "The description of the gist",
      type: "string",
    },
    files: {
      label: "Files",
      description: "The files that will be added to the gist. The key is the file name and the value is the content of the file. Ex: `{\"file1.txt\": \"content of file 1\", \"file2.txt\": \"content of file 2\"}`",
      type: "object",
    },
    public: {
      label: "Public",
      description: "Indicates whether the gist is public or not",
      type: "boolean",
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const res = await this.github.createGist({
      description: this.description,
      files: utils.convertFiles(this.files),
      public: this.public,
    });

    $.export("$summary", `Successfully created gist with ID "${res.id}".`);
    return res;
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
GitHubgithubappThis component uses the GitHub app.
Descriptiondescriptionstring

The description of the gist

Filesfilesobject

The files that will be added to the gist. The key is the file name and the value is the content of the file. Ex: {"file1.txt": "content of file 1", "file2.txt": "content of file 2"}

Publicpublicboolean

Indicates whether the gist is public or not

Authentication

GitHub uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your GitHub account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into GitHub and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any GitHub API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

repoadmin:orgadmin:public_keyadmin:org_hookgistprojectnotificationsuserwrite:discussionwrite:packagesread:packagesadmin:repo_hook

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