Stackoverflow PluginPublished on August 10th, 2022
Roadie provides integration to display public and private Stackoverflow questions and answers on the homepage. To configure this plugin for a private Stackoverflow Teams subscription, you need to be able to generate an API key for Stackoverflow. To have the possibility to generate an API key, you will need to have at least ‘Basic’ level subscription to Stackoverflow Teams.
The Stackoverflow API uses token-based authentication so in order to retrieve results you will need it. Follow the steps below in order to set it.
Step 1: Generate an API token
To generate an API token, follow the instruction outlined in the official documentation for Stackoverflow teams.
Click on the “Generate token” button.
Step 2: Store the token in Roadie
https://<tenant-name>.roadie.so/administration/settings/secrets and enter the API key value from above into
Step 3: Enable private or public Stackoverflow configuration
https://<tenant-name>.roadie.so/administration/settings/stackoverflow and select the private checkbox for private Stackoverflow Teams, leave it unselected for public Stackoverflow instance. You also need to set up the base API URL for Stackoverflow. The URL in most cases, including private Teams integration, will be
Add Stackoverflow card to your HomePage
Now, when you added access token, you are ready to go. Follow the steps below in order to add the Shortcut plugin to your Homepage card.
To use this plugin make sure you already have the Backstage Home plugin enabled.
Add Stackoverflow card to your homepage
1. To enable this plugin go to your
Home page via the sidebar.
Once you are on the home page click on the cogwheel icon.
2. Click the plus sign to add a new Card.
HomePageStackOverflowQuestions from the list.
4. Set up correct props for your Stackoverflow card.
The Stackoverflow Homepage card makes heavy use of custom props to set up correct queries and what to display. For private Stackoverflow instance you need to define your public Stackoverlow account key and the URL for your Stackoverflow Teams.
You can also optionally append filters to the query like
"tagged": "backstage" to display only questions that have a tag
backstage. For public Stackoverflow instances the key and URL props can be omitted.
After you have set up props for your homepage card you should see card like this: