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How to trigger bamboo from github?

I have seen setup instructions for repository triggered builds for git, but using shell hooks, could not find how to do it using github web hooks.

I configured the repository and i can see a web hook in my repository. I also configured the bamboo hook, the test passes (payload deployed) but the buid does not run.

Any advice on how can i make the commits trigger builds? Is there a log i could use to debug this?

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Ashley Lewis's answer got me most of the way, but I had to fiddle a bit to get the correct settings for a GitHub repository and a Bamboo On Demand server.


On GitHub, go to your repo settings > Webhooks & services

Add the Bamboo service template

Base url: https://(yourcompany)

Build key: Bamboo key for the plan. If you're unsure of the exact syntax, open Bamboo in your browser and go to your plan summary. The key is in the URL.

Username and password are credentials for a Bamboo user that has permission to execute builds.

For the current API this is the right and simplest answer. I just spent  the morning switching our Bitbucket repos to Github and this was smooth & easy.

There are then a number of things you need to switch over in Bamboo in the Repositories and Triggers sections. Adding generic Git repositories instead of Bitbucket Server/Cloud in Repositories and adding a new Remote Trigger in Triggers.

What I haven't figured out yet is whether I really need the IP address in Remote Triggers. Docs say yes, the entry field says "optional". Reckoned I'd play it safe.

There is info about this here, it's very thorough:

But, it does not mention GitHub hooks. Here's how to create a GitHub hook:

Where the "url" property of the "config" object would be of the form http://(YOUR.BAMBOO.SERVER:PORT)/updateAndBuild.action?buildKey=(PLAN.KEY.TO.TRIGGER)

I tried Stefan Mohr's suggestion:

  On GitHub, go to your repo settings > Webhooks & services

  Add the Bamboo service template

But I couldn't find the Bamboo service. I'm sure it was there a while ago. Did they remove it?

I've been searching around for support for GitHub Webhooks as well and I find it shocking that this feature is missing. Or if it's not missing, certainly the documentation is. Can we get an official response from Atlassian on Bamboo and GitHub WebHooks?

Any news on this? This is not working for elastic bamboo, so we have to pull our github repo - which is very backwards as these are both web services.

I would assume that this would be very beneficial for atlassian, as they do not have to have a git deamon running if we could trigger builds via integration/webhook.

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