Using OAuth2 to Get repository issue list On Github

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We wanted to find the easiest way to use OAuth to find all issues for a repository using Javascript. Here is how we did it with

Code Snippet

We have created a javascript snippet. Once you log in with your Github account it will get the list of all issues for repository. Don't forget to change repository and owner variables.

Code Explanation:


<a id="github-button" class="btn btn-block btn-social btn-vimeo">
  <i class="fa"></i> Get repository issues




For javascript you have to change const repository = ''; and const owner = ''; with appropriate names.

$('#github-button').on('click', function() {
    // Initialize with your app public key
  // Use popup for oauth
  // Alternative is redirect
  OAuth.popup('github').then(provider => {
    console.log('provider:', provider);

    // Replace it with repository name
    const repository = '';

    // Replace it with repository owner name
    const owner = '';

    provider.get(`/repos/${owner}/${repository}/issues`).then(data => {
        alert('Now you could see list of issues in the console!')
      console.log('Issue list:', data);

Note, that in case you want to get issues of private repository, which belongs to an organization, you must request organization access from his owner.

Request organization access

External Requirements

This Javascript code has external requirements:

Step-by-step Guide

Here is a summary of the steps to create this social button to search Github repositories using OAuth2.

  1. Create a Github account, if you do not have one
  2. Create an app on Github using this simple step-by-step guide
  3. Copy your Github app client id and client secret
  4. Sign-up for account
  5. Link your Github app with by pasting your Github app client id and client secret into
  6. Copy the OAuth javascript snippet (, change it and paste to your web page

Live example code for using OAuth to Get repository issue list via Github

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