Make private release available for users


I’m developing an Electron app on a private repo and I set up an automatic release workflow through github actions. Problem is that I can’t distribute the actual app to the users because they get a 404 when trying to access the asset URL from the published release.

Is there a way to work around this without making the repository public? For now I’m downloading the files manually and distributing them but this not a good solution long-term.

Thanks a lot!

Hi @alexo382! :wave: Welcome to the Community!

I’m afraid you can’t make parts of a private repo public, sorry!

I suppose you could work around this by having a separate public repo that just included a README, and your release workflow could upload the assets to that repo as well as the private one?

I’d be interested to hear if other community members have come up with solutions to this problem!