I am writing a private app that creates commits and pushes them to a private repo. I can successfully use my in-app token to push, but is there an email address I can use that will be associated with my app installation? Just like when my app leaves a comment that is attributed to $myapp [bot], I am wondering if there is a way to have the UI show $myapp [bot] for the commit author.
Bots aren’t true user accounts, so no, there isn’t a way to associate commits with the bot the same way that commits can be associated with a user. You could use a commit author name of
yourapp [bot] and a support email address for the author email though so that it’s more obvious in the commit history.
I hope that helps!