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What is the Matillion GitHub app?

The Matillion GitHub app lets Matillion's Data Productivity Cloud users connect their GitHub repositories to their Data Productivity Cloud projects. The app solution provides high security, granting access only to the repositories and actions required for the Data Productivity Cloud to store and retrieve data pipelines corresponding to the user's GitHub account.

You only need to install the Matillion GitHub app once in your GitHub account. Once installed, you can view the list of repositories that the Data Productivity Cloud has access to. You may need to confirm with your GitHub account admin/owner that you can install the Matillion GitHub app and create a repository.

Per GitHub's documentation, "GitHub Apps are preferred over OAuth apps" because GitHub apps use fine-grained permissions, provide users more control over which repositories the app can access, and use short-lived tokens. For more information about GitHub apps, read GitHub Apps overview.