Create Github Token

You must have a GitHub account for this workshop. If you do not have an account create one by following these instructions Signing up for a new GitHub Account

You need Github personal access token which will be used to create CICD pipeline for your CloudFormation templates.

Follow the steps below to create a token:

  1. Verify your email address, if it hasn’t been verified yet.
  2. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings
  3. In the left sidebar, click Developer settings. Developer Settings
  4. In the left sidebar, click Personal access tokens. Personal access
  5. Click Generate new token. Generate
  6. Give your token a descriptive name.
  7. Select the scopes, or permissions, you’d like to grant this token. For this workshop, select repo and admin:repo_hook. Scope
  8. Click Generate token. Generate token
  9. Copy the token to your clipboard and save it securely. For security reasons, after you navigate off the page, you will not be able to see the token again. Copy

Treat your tokens like passwords and keep them secret.