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GitHub PowerUp permissions


We are using Trello and we would like to use the GitHub PowerUp to integrate pull requests and issues into our Trello board. However, when linking my GitHub account, the PowerUp seems to require a lot of permissions: 


Organizations and teams Read-only access

This application will be able to read your organization, team membership, and private project boards.


Repositories Public and private

This application will be able to read and write all public and private repository data. This includes the following:

  • Code
  • Issues
  • Pull requests
  • Wikis
  • Settings
  • Webhooks and services
  • Deploy keys
  • Collaboration invites


At this point we are reluctant to use the GitHub PowerUp because it seems to require read/write access to our code.

Why would Trello need read/write access to our code (for both public and private repos)?


Thanks in advance!

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Ryan Atlassian Team Nov 25, 2020

Hi there,

We make sure that we only ask for permissions that are the minimum necessary to enable the functionality of the Power-up. This question has been asked before and we created a help article which answers this here:



Thanks for pointing that out, have a great day!

It appears like GitHub now supports a lot more granular permissions. Can you update your GitHub App to only request the permissions it actually needs?

For us, permitting write access to code or any access to deploy keys is completely out of the question, which makes this Trello plug-in unusable.

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Agreed... doing it manually cause it asks for to much.

I agree with @P, AFAIK more granular permissions are supported now

There is no way for me to use this plugin as it currently works.

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