[Feature Request] Allow SSHing into build jobs for debugging purposes

We need the ability to SSH into build jobs that are failing inorder to debug the issue. Travis CI (https://docs.travis-ci.com/user/running-build-in-debug-mode/) and CircleCI (https://circleci.com/docs/2.0/ssh-access-jobs/) both support this.


Hello @jb-sean 

Thank you for your feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

Once again, thank you for your input!

Greatly appreciated


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Any update on this? Can we get a thumbs up or down if this will be included at GA launch in ~3 weeks?

Edit: Thumbs down


Also semaphoreci.com offers this feature: I can ssh to build machine.

So is there any news about this feature in your backlog?

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This is a super-useful feature to have, especially when doing cross-platform development.   Its currently the one reason I’m holding back on the transition from circleci.

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Encountered a .NET bug in Linux that I wanted to debug, but I can’t since it seems to be a Actions-specific issue. Would really be helpful if we had this.