Unable to change permission on "Status" event subscription

Hi all, 

I’m currently developing an internal Github App for our organization and everything has been working out great so far.

Today I wanted to add the Status  event subscription to the app in order to implement some logic related to the corresponding webhooks, however I cannot click the Status  checkbox in the settings page of my app under Subscribe to events. When I try to, an error message appears on the right hand side saying Change privileges to be able to select events.

I tried to give access to pretty much everything on another sample app to see if I missed some permissions but I can’t find any solution… Any idea what the issue could be?

Thanks in advance.


I have the exact same problem. Did you find any solution?

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Unfortunately not at the moment. However I contacted GH support and they said they’re investigating but there’s no ETA, so I assume it’s something on their end.

I postponed the changes that required permission changes as I don’t really want to recreate the app, so I hope it gets fixed soon.

I’ll post here when I get updates :+1: 

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Same problem here

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I might have found a solution that seems to be working for me for now, feel free to give it a try.

Note that I got the permissions updated notification on my repos, so keep in mind that your users might get the permission updated alert as well while doing this.

  • Go to your app permissions and events page

  • Make sure the permission related to your event - at the top of the page under “Repository permissions” - is disabled (e.g. Pull Request for the Pull Request Review event). If it’s enabled temporarily disable it.

  • Save changes

  • Go back to permissions and events

  • Enable the permission again

  • DO NOT save changes, but scroll down and look for the event you want your app to be subscribed to 

  • Select it and now it should be working

  • Save changes

GH support sent me an email last night stating they fixed it.

I can confirm it’s working as expected now :+1: