GitHub Action to automatically create Clubhouse Story when PR is opened

This was created by our wonderful customer David Baumgold at Nylas

Create Linked Clubhouse Story

This is a GitHub Action that will automatically create a story on Clubhouse when a pull request is opened, unless the pull request already has a link to a Clubhouse story in the description.

Link to the GitHub repo here.

Basic Usage

Create a Clubhouse API token, and store it as an encrypted secret in your GitHub repository settings. Check the GitHub documentation for how to create an encrypted secret. Name this secret CLUBHOUSE_TOKEN.

Create a file named clubhouse-create.yml in the .github/workflows directory of your repository. Put in the following content:

on:
  pull_request:
    types: [opened]

jobs:
  clubhouse-create:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: singingwolfboy/create-linked-clubhouse-story@v1.1
        with:
          github-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
          clubhouse-token: ${{ secrets.CLUBHOUSE_TOKEN }}
          project-name: Engineering

The project-name variable should contain the name of the Clubhouse project that you want the Clubhouse story to be associated with.

Disabled for Built-In Integration

Clubhouse already has an integration with GitHub. It works for the opposite use-case, assuming that the Clubhouse story exists before the pull request is created.

This Action will specifically check for branch names that follow the naming convention for this built-in integration. Any branch name that looks like */ch####/* will be ignored by this Action, on the assumption that a Clubhouse story already exists for the pull request.

Customizing the Pull Request Comment

You can customize the comment posted on pull requests using the comment-template variable, like this:

- uses: singingwolfboy/create-linked-clubhouse-story@v1.1
  with:
    github-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
    clubhouse-token: ${{ secrets.CLUBHOUSE_TOKEN }}
    project-name: Engineering
    comment-template: >-
      Thanks for the pull request! [I've created a Clubhouse story
      for you.]({{{ story.app_url }}})

This comment template is processed using the Mustache templating system. It receives the Story object returned from the Clubhouse API. Note that you may want to use the triple mustache syntax to disable HTML escaping.

GitHub will automatically process the comment text as Markdown, so you can use features like links and images if you make your comment template output valid Markdown, as shown above.

If you don't provide a comment template, this action will use this comment template by default: Clubhouse story: {{{ story.app_url }}}

User Map

This Action does its best to automatically assign the created Clubhouse story to the person who created the GitHub pull request. However, due to limitations of the GitHub API and the Clubhouse API, this will only work automatically when the GitHub user and the Clubhouse user share the same primary email address. Even though both services allow you to add multiple secondary email addresses, only the primary email address is exposed in the API.

As a workaround, you can maintain a user map, which teaches this Action how to map GitHub users to Clubhouse users. The user map should be passed in the with section, and due to the limitations of GitHub Actions, must be a JSON formatted string. Here's an example:

- uses: singingwolfboy/create-linked-clubhouse-story@v1.1
  with:
    github-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
    clubhouse-token: ${{ secrets.CLUBHOUSE_TOKEN }}
    project-name: Engineering
    user-map: |
      {
        "octocat": "12345678-9012-3456-7890-123456789012",
        "mona": "01234567-8901-2345-6789-012345678901"
      }

The keys of this JSON object must be GitHub usernames, while the values must be Clubhouse UUIDs that identify members. Unfortunately, these UUIDs are not exposed on the Clubhouse website; the best way to look them up is using the List Members endpoint via the Clubhouse API.

 

Installation

Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file:

- name: Create Linked Clubhouse Story
  uses: singingwolfboy/create-linked-clubhouse-story@v1.

 

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