220.127.116.11 About OAuth Apps
An OAuth App uses GitHub as an identity provider to authenticate as the user
who grants access to the app. This means when a user grants an OAuth App
access, they grant permissions to all repositories they have access to in their
account, and also to any organizations they belong to that haven’t blocked
Building an OAuth App is a good option if you are creating more complex
processes than a simple script can handle. Note that OAuth Apps are
applications that need to be hosted somewhere.
To create an OAuth App, see:
- Creating an OAuth App
- Registering your app
- A user or organization can own up to 100 OAuth apps.
- An OAuth App should always act as the authenticated GitHub user across all of
- An OAuth App can be used as an identity provider by enabling a "Login with
GitHub" for the authenticated user.
- Don’t build an OAuth App if you want your application to act on a single
repository. With the repo OAuth scope, OAuth Apps can act on all of the
authenticated user’s repositories.
- Don’t build an OAuth App to act as an application for your team or company.
OAuth Apps authenticate as a single userDon’t build an OAuth App to act as an
application for your team or company. OAuth Apps authenticate as a single