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Backstage GitHub Actions Plugin

See GitHub Actions builds in Backstage

Created by Spotify

Available on Roadie
A list of builds for the Spotify Backstage repo with status and retry buttons.

See the GitHub Actions Backstage plugin in action

Installation steps

If you are using Roadie, or you are using a GitHub app with self-hosted Backstage, OAuth is already configured for use with the GitHub APIs. You can simply install the plugin and it should work automatically. Your GitHub App requires action:read permission.

If your Backstage instance is using a Personal Access Token to authenticate against GitHub, you will need to follow our instructions to create a GitHub OAuth app for Backstage.

Install the plugin into your Backstage instance.

yarn add @backstage/plugin-github-actions

Add the tab to your entity pages.

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import { EntityGithubActionsContent } from '@backstage/plugin-github-actions';

const serviceEntityPage = (
  <EntityLayout.Route path="/ci-cd" title="CI/CD">
    <EntityGithubActionsContent />

Optionally add the recent runs card to the overview page

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import { EntityRecentGithubActionsRunsCard } from '@backstage/plugin-github-actions';

const overviewContent = (
  <Grid container spacing={3} alignItems="stretch">

    <Grid item sm={6}>
      <EntityRecentGithubActionsRunsCard limit={4} variant="gridItem" />

Annotate a component with the key and value so that Backstage knows which builds correspond to your component.

kind: Component
  name: sample-service
  description: Component with GitHub actions enabled.
  annotations: 'RoadieHQ/sample-service'
  type: service
  lifecycle: production
  owner: engineering-team

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Things to know


The GitHub actions plugin makes requests to the GitHub API directly from your browser. It will authenticate as your GitHub user via OAuth. You may see this pop-up periodically as you browse around Backstage. You must log in via OAuth before GitHub actions can work.

pop-up asking the user to log in with GitHub

Multiple CI systems setup

Use the switch pattern to work with multiple CI systems simultaneously in Backstage.

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import {
} from '@backstage/plugin-github-actions';

const cicdCard = (
    <EntitySwitch.Case if={isGithubActionsAvailable}>
      <Grid item sm={6}>
        <EntityRecentGithubActionsRunsCard limit={4} variant="gridItem" />

const overviewContent = (
  <Grid container spacing={3} alignItems="stretch">


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