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

  1. Configure the New Commit trigger
    1. Connect your GitHub account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Select a Repo
    4. Optional- Select a Branch
  2. Add steps to connect to + APIs using code and no-code building blocks
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


This is a pre-built, open source 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.

New Commit on GitHub
Description:Emit new events on new commits to a repo or branch


const github = require("../../github.app.js");
const common = require("../common-polling.js");

module.exports = {
  key: "github-new-commit",
  name: "New Commit",
  description: "Emit new events on new commits to a repo or branch",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    repoFullName: {
      propDefinition: [
    branch: {
      propDefinition: [
        (c) => ({
          repoFullName: c.repoFullName,
        "Branch to monitor for new commits. If no branch is selected, the repository’s default branch will be used (usually master).",
  dedupe: "last",
  methods: {
    generateMeta(data) {
      const ts = new Date(data.commit.author.date).getTime();
      return {
        id: data.sha,
        summary: data.commit.message,
  async run() {
    const since = this.db.get("since");

    const config = {
      repoFullName: this.repoFullName,
      sha: this.branch,
    const commits = await this.github.getCommits(config);

    let maxDate = since;
    for (const commit of commits) {
      if (!maxDate || new Date(commit.commit.author.date) > new Date(maxDate)) {
        maxDate = commit.commit.author.date;
      const meta = this.generateMeta(commit);
      this.$emit(commit, meta);

    if (maxDate !== since) {
      this.db.set("since", maxDate);


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.
GitHubgithubappThis component uses the GitHub app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
ReporepoFullNamestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
BranchbranchstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.


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:


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Manage concurrency and execution rate

Queue up to 10,000 events per workfow and manage the concurrency and rate at which workflows are triggered.

Process large payloads up to 5 terabytes
Process large payloads up to 5 terabytes

Large file support enables you to trigger workflows with any data (e.g., large JSON files, images and videos) up to 5 terabytes.

Return custom responses to HTTP requests
Return custom responses to HTTP requests

Return any JSON-serializable response from an HTTP triggered workflow using $respond().

Use most npm packages
Use most npm packages

To use any npm package, just require() it -- there's no npm install or package.json required.

Maintain state between executions
Maintain state between executions

Use $checkpoint to save state in one workflow invocation and read it the next time your workflow runs.

Pass data between steps
Pass data between steps

Return data from any step to inspect it in a human-friendly way and reference the data in future steps via the steps object.