Git integration

Git integration

The Git Integration allows your developers to connect their Coder accounts to their accounts with the Git repository service of choice.


Coder integrates with the following service providers for authentication and user key management:

  • GitHub (both GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise)
  • GitLab (both GitLab.com and self-hosted GitLab)
  • Bitbucket Server (not Bitbucket Cloud; the Cloud API doesn't support managing SSH keys for users via OAuth)

Coder supports integration with Azure Repos (Azure DevOps) via SSH, though we do not currently support OAuth capabilities. Developers can find their public SSH keys under preferences.

Linking your Coder account with a git service provider is not required. Instead, you can use Visual Studio Code with git, the command-line tool, and we expect this combination to work with most hosting software or services. However, Coder doesn't test these and cannot provide recommendations or support.

Ensure that your Git provider supports the keygen algorithm that Coder uses; you can choose the algorithm in Manage > Admin > Security > SSH.

Configure Git Integration

Configuring OAuth

Before developers can link their accounts, you (or another site manager) must create an OAuth application with the appropriate providers. You can create as many OAuth applications as necessary.

  1. Log into Coder as a site manager, and go to Manage > Admin > Git OAuth.
  2. Click Add provider.
  3. Select your Provider (e.g., GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket Server).
  4. Create an OAuth application with your Git provider and provide Coder with the requested details (the parameters required vary based on your Git provider). See the following sections for additional guidance.


When creating an OAuth app, GitHub will ask you for the following Coder parameters:

  • Homepage URL: Set to [your-coder-domain] (e.g. https://coder.domain.com)
  • User Authorization Callback URL: Set to [your-coder-domain]/oauth/callback (e.g. https://coder.domain.com/oauth/callback)

Then, in Coder, provide a Name for your app, your URL, Client ID, and Client Secret to Coder. You can also provide an optional Description.

When done, click Save.


When setting up OAuth with GitLab, you'll have to provide the following during setup:

  • Redirect URI: Set to [your-coder-domain]/oauth/callback (e.g. https://coder.domain.com/oauth/callback)

You can modify the settings for your application afterward. Make sure you've enabled the following:

  • Confidential: Check this option
  • API (scope): Check this option

Then, in Coder, provide a Name for your app, your URL, Application ID, and Client Secret to Coder. You can also provide an optional Description.

When done, click Save.

Bitbucket Server

On your Bitbucket Server, go to Administration > Application Links.

Create a new Application Link, setting the Application URL as [your-coder-domain] (e.g. https://coder.domain.com). If you receive a No response received error, click Continue to ignore it.

For your newly created Application Link, provide the following values as your Incoming Authentication properties:

  • Consumer Key: Coder (or the value of CODERD_BITBUCKET_CONSUMER_KEY)
  • Consumer Name: Coder
  • Public Key: Your public key (available from the Coder Admin Configuration page)

Then, in Coder, provide a Name for your app, your URL, and, optionally, a Description.

When done, click Save.

💡 By default, Coder sets the Bitbucket Consumer Key to Coder. This can cause issues when attempting to link multiple Coder instances to a single Bitbucket server. In this case, you can override the Bitbucket Consumer Key by setting the environment variable CODERD_BITBUCKET_CONSUMER_KEY to a unique value for each Coder deployment. Here's an example of how to set this in your Helm values:

      value: XXX
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