GitHub Trigger

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Starts a Workflow instance when a new GitHub issue is created

Use Case

The GitHub trigger initiates an instance of a Workflow whenever a new GitHub issue is created within a specified repository. The repository can be owned by either an organization or an individual user account.

The primary use case for this trigger is ensuring that new GitHub issues automatically get the visibility that they require.

How to configure this trigger

The GitHub trigger requires a preconfigured GitHub integration. For more information on integrating Catalytic with other systems, please refer to the Integrations section of our help documentation.

Fields for this trigger

  • Trigger Name

    • Name to label the trigger within the Triggers page.
  • GitHub Repository Owner

    • The organization name or username that owns the repository
  • GitHub Repository Name

    • Specify the repository for the trigger to connect to
  • Integration

    • Select from a list of all GitHub integration connections already authorized on your team.

What will this output?

The expected output of this trigger is an instance of the Workflow whenever a new issue has been created within the repository defined in GitHub Repository Name.


  • The GitHub trigger works especially well when combined initially with a Web API: Send GET Request to parse out specific parameters of the new issue to then determine the next desired action for the Workflow.