GitHub CI Recipe

GitHub Optic Integration

If you use another CI provider with GitHub follow these docs instead.

1. Add GitHub Action

Open your git repository and run the following command to generate ./github/workflows/optic.yaml

optic ci setup

You can also create the workflow file manually and copy the contents below:

name: optic
      - main
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - uses: opticdev/action@v1
          # Your Optic Cloud Token
          optic_token: ${{ secrets.OPTIC_TOKEN }}
          # A GitHub token with access to create comments on pull requests
          github_token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
          # If true, standard check failures will cause this action to fail.
          # If false, standard check failures will show in PR comments and in Optic Cloud but will not cause the action to fail
          standards_fail: false

The Optic GitHub action is open source and lives here (opens in a new tab)

2. Add an Optic CI Token to your CI Environment

You will need to provide the workflow running Optic a secret CI token. Navigate to the Tokens tab in Optic Cloud and click "New"

Then copy that token to the GitHub Actions Secrets for your project (opens in a new tab). You can do this on GitHub's UI or with their gh CLI:

gh secret set OPTIC_TOKEN

3. Enable GitHub Action to comment

In GitHub navigate to Repo > Settings > Actions > General and set Workflow permissions to Read and write permissions.

4. Open a Pull Request

Commit the workflow file and open a Pull Request. Wait for the Optic CI Action to run. It will fail if your CI token is invalid or if the workflow has been set up improperly.

If you want to see how the Action works, make some test changes to one of the tracked OpenAPI files and commit to this branch (just remember to revert when you are done).

Need Help? Set up office hours with the Optic team (opens in a new tab)