Can we use the github app or oauth app instead of github PAT to generate the RUNNER_TOKEN?

Can we use the github app or oauth app instead of github PAT to generate the RUNNER_TOKEN? The problem with PAT is that none of our Github organization admins want to give the PAT.

I am trying to register the self-hosted runner (Docker container) at the organization level using this API. (I am following this article except for the k8s part.). If I use the personal access token of the Github organization admin, it works. But we don’t want to use it from the docker runner since it’s the “personal” access token.

I have looked at Oauth App device flow but it needs some manual things like entering the code and etc.

Here is an overview of the entire process for creating a self-hosted registration token using an App:

Thanks, @github-support.
I created the Github app in my organization. So I can get the app id.

Do you have a bash script instead of Ruby to genereate the JWT?

I tried to use this one https://gist.github.com/michaelsync/4ad968e96631dbb9638e57de29b6b937 but didn’t work. I am getting this error. My bash works fine with PAT (both repo level or org level).

{"message":"Not Found","documentation_url":"https://docs.github.com/rest"}
Response status code does not indicate success: 404 (Not Found).

No worries. I found a way to do it. Thanks.

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Have you found the way to do it? Could you share?

@apostoins It has been a while. I think I have used this github-actions-self-hosted-runner-container/entrypoint.sh at ae6c023f0985d1b5d35731f592d2abe577a86b98 · michaelsync/github-actions-self-hosted-runner-container · GitHub or one of those files from that repo.

I was trying to register the runner at the organization level or repo. I managed to get it working but I need to clean up the files and arrange it properly if I get some times.