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The GitHub integration allows you to manage your SymfonyCloud environments directly from your GitHub repository.

Features supported:

  • Create a new environment when creating a branch or opening a pull request on GitHub.
  • Rebuild the environment when pushing new code to GitHub.
  • Delete the environment when merging a pull request.


1. Generate a token

To integrate your project with an existing GitHub repository, you first need to generate a new token.

Give it a description and then ensure the token has the following scopes:

  • To integrate with public repositories: public_repo
  • To integrate with your own private repositories: repo
  • To integrate with your organization's private repositories: repo and read:org

Copy the token and make a note of it (temporarily).


For the integration to work, your GitHub user needs to have permission to push code to the repository.

2. Enable the integration

Enable the GitHub integration as follows:

$ symfony integration:add --type=github --repository=USER/REPOSITORY


  • USER is your GitHub username or organization
  • REPOSITORY is the name of the repository in GitHub (not the git address)

Optional parameters:

  • --fetch-branches: Track and deploy branches (true by default)
  • --prune-branches: Delete branches that do not exist in the remote GitHub repository (true by default)
  • --build-pull-requests: Track and deploy pull-requests (true by default)
  • --build-pull-requests-post-merge: false to have SymfonyCloud build the branch specified in a PR. true to build the result of merging the PR (false by default)
  • --pull-requests-clone-parent-data: Set to false to disable cloning of parent environment data when creating a PR environment, so each PR environment starts with no data. (true by default)

3. Add the webhook

When successful, the previous command outputs the configuration for the integration.

  1. Copy the hook URL shown in the summary table.
  2. Go to your GitHub repository, click Settings, select the Webhooks and Services tab, and click Add webhook.
  3. Paste the hook URL, choose application/json for the content type, choose Send me everything for the events you want to receive, and click Add webhook.

You can now start pushing code, creating new branches or opening pull requests directly on your GitHub repository.

Types of environments

Environments based on GitHub pull requests will have the correct "parent" environment on SymfonyCloud and they will be activated automatically with a copy of the parent's data (unless the option --pull-requests-clone-parent-data is set to false).

However, environments based on (non-pull-request) branches cannot have parents; they will inherit directly from the production environment and start inactive by default.

This work, including the code samples, is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license.