Can't link to Github repositories. Is admin required?

When I try to link to repositories in Github using the DVCS Connector I get this:

I do not have administrator permissions. The repositories are located under a team account which I do not own; I'm just a member.

Is it really necessary with administrator access to line to a repository? I can't see why.

A possible fix is to open an access account with admin rights. But if the OAuth keys for an admin account gives all permissions that is not something the repo admins are happy about.

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Yes, you need administration rigths to link repository. The administration right is required for registering post commit hook on the repository.

Actually you need the administration rights only when linking repository. If the repo admins give you those rights for that time, you will not need them for synchronization, but you will not be able to unlink the repository for the same reason.

For the future we are considering the possibility to link and unlink repository also without administraton rights, but in this case without registering postcommit hook. Synchronization will start only every certain period of time or post commit hook will have to be registered manually.

Is this still needed? If you let me know what webhooks to register I can do this manually, since I have an admin account on the repo, but I don't want a machine user to have admin access... Is any progress made on this part?

Tried and tested with admin account (test user, still not the owner). And it doesn't work; no repository is visible. And connecting with to the team account doesn't allow linking. The OAuth keys are from the (dummy) admin account.

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