GitKraken + GitHub
Join leading organizations using GitHub with GitKraken
Streamline your Git team workflow with GitHub and the GitKraken Git GUI. Whether your team uses GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise to host your repositories, these resources will help you successfully onboard users to Git and make it easy and safe for everyone to contribute from day one.
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How to use GitHub with GitKraken
If your team is using GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise to host your repositories, GitKraken can help streamline your Git team workflow and make working with Git much more intuitive!
Distribute this tutorial video to your team, and you’ll have everyone up and running with Git, GitHub, and the GitKraken Git GUI in just 30 minutes.
How do teams use GitHub and GitKraken?
GitHub is one of the most popular remote hosting services for Git users, boasting over 65 million users worldwide. Plus, everyone loves Mona Lisa the Octocat.
And it just so happens that Keif, the equally adorable and well-dressed GitKraken mascot, and Mona go way back, both pillars in the online cephalopod community. We’ve been cooking up incredible GitHub integrations for the GitKraken Git client for many years and have continued to improve upon the collaborative experience.
Here are the core GitHub integrations capabilities offered by GitKraken.
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- Generate a GitHub SSH key pair
- Clone from your GitHub repo list
- Add remotes for GitHub.com & GitHub Enterprise repositories
- Fork GitHub repositories
- Create and view GitHub pull requests with templates
- Edit, review, merge, approve, and view build statuses of GitHub pull requests
- View, manage, and edit GitHub Issues
- Sync GitHub Issues and GitHub Milestones with GitKraken Boards
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Generating a GitHub SSH Key
Get started by navigating to Preferences → SSH and then click the magical ✨ Generate SSH key and add to GitHub button.
What typically takes 8 steps was just completed in 1. Go grab yourself a coffee, you’ve earned it. ☕️
You may alternatively choose to add an existing GitHub SSH key by browsing for either a private or public key.
How to Clone a GitHub Repository
GitKraken’s GitHub integration makes finding information about your GitHub remotes very straightforward.
You are able to search through your existing GitHub repositories when cloning in GitKraken.
Setting Up your GitHub Authentication
How to Fork a Repository on GitHub
GitHub Pull Requests
GitHub Draft Pull Requests
GitHub Pull Request View
GitKraken’s pull request view for GitHub allows you to accomplish the following without leaving the Git GUI:
- Edit the GitHub pull request title, description, reviewers, assignees, milestones, and labels
- Comment on GitHub pull requests
- Merge GitHub pull requests
- Submit reviews by leaving a comment, approving the pull request, or requesting changes
- Checkout and test pull request branches
- Link to the build for the GitHub pull request from the Build Status section
Create New GitHub Issues
Filter GitHub Issues
Depending on how many issues you have tied to a certain repository, searching through your GitHub issues can take time. With GitKraken’s GitHub Issues integration, you can create filters so you can quickly view only the issues you need to see, such as those assigned to you. GitKraken uses the same syntax that GitHub uses for GitHub Issues.
Create Branches Tied to GitHub Issues
By default, the branch name will prefill based on the GitHub issue name, and after the branch has been created, it will be denoted with a GitHub icon for added visual context and convenience.
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Sync GitHub Issues & Milestones with GitKraken Boards
GitKraken Boards syncs in real-time with GitHub Issues and GitHub Milestones so changes made in either system are immediately reflected in the other. Link cards to GitHub pull requests, check PR statuses, auto-update cards based on PR statuses and view build statuses without leaving GitKraken Boards.
Plus, use GitHub Actions to automate your workflow; trigger automated actions in GitKraken Boards by linking cards to pull request descriptions or commit messages in GitHub. See how to quickly set up GitHub Issue syncing with GitKraken Boards.
Using GitHub and GitKraken White Paper
In this white paper, we will share best practices for how tens-of-thousands of teams have successfully deployed Git, GitHub, and the GitKraken Git GUI across their organizations.
This white paper covers the following topics:
- Benefits of Git
- Migrating to Git from other source control methods
- Challenges developers face adopting Git
- Training and educational resources for learning Git
- Best practices for large scale deployments of Git, GitHub and the GitKraken Git GUI
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