Nx Private Cloud GitHub Auth

Before creating your container, you'll need to create a GitHub OAuth app for your organisation.

Creating a GitHub OAuth app

From GitHub, click on your profile picture and chose "Settings":

Step 1

Then "Developer settings" from the left-hand menu:

Step 2

Then "OAuth Apps":

Step 3

And create a new OAuth app:

Step 4

Give it a name, and a homepage URL. The authorization callback is the important bit. It needs to be in this form:


Step 5

Once you create, keep a note of the Client ID:

Step 6

And then generate a new client secret, and save it somewhere secure (we'll use it in a bit):

Step 7

Connect your private cloud instance to your OAuth App

When setting up your private cloud, you can pass these two environment variables to it:


Use the Client ID and Client Secret from when you created the app above.

GitHub Enterprise

If you are running an on-premise version of GitHub (Enterprise Server), you will need to configure one additional environment variable:


This will point all auth endpoints to your GitHub server (rather the public one).

Note: the above environment variable, also helps with setting up the GitHub app integration, so you can have NxCloud build stats directly on your pull request. See full set-up instructions here.