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Message 1 of 46

GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

Feature Request: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

 

As far as I can tell, there is no way to manually trigger a workflow execution. If there is, how is it done?

 

If not, I would like to request an additional event trigger called "manual" that would allow one to arbitrarily trigger an exeuction from the Actions UI within GitHub. My use case is to use Actions as a deployment tool and have the ability to run workflows on older commits (rollbacks) or have production deployment workflows be manually triggered.

 

In addition to that, the ability to have manual approvals as part of job steps in a workflow would be nice. Similar to the above use case, this would be to have build/tests and development deployments happen automatically, but production deployment steps could be dependent on a manual approval to continue workflow execution.

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Moderator
Message 2 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

Hi @blytheaw,

 

Thanks for this 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.

 

Cheers!

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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 3 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

Hello. Please let us know if it's possible to do it now. This feature is very important though. 

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 4 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

Any news regarding this matter?

 

The manual approval/trigger functionality would be greatly appreciated, and we are sorry that this is lacking from your otherwise great product :) Otherwise we would have started moving other build and deploy-pipelines to Github Actions right away!

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 5 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

This is very important.  We need GitLab's when:manual stuff and it should come with list of approved users

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Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 6 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

thank you for your help and your assistant appreciate all the things I should have done for me it looks tough I'm trying to achieve thank you and God bless
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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 7 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

Any news about this very important future?

The ability to rollback to a given tag or commit is a critical feature for any enterprise product IMHO.

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Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 8 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

Y'all; it's a little disingenuous to purport that this is "solved" when it's just a link to another conversation from a product manager confirming that GitHub is considering it.

 

I'm just saying.

 

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 9 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

I kudo'd this, and I will observe I found this workaround: http://www.btellez.com/posts/triggering-github-actions-with-webhooks.html .  I just tested this and it did work:  https://github.com/edburns/arm-oraclelinux-wls/actions/runs/36535085

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 10 of 46

Re: GitHub Actions Manual Trigger / Approvals

How can it be solved when you start considering it? Important feature which was overlooked. This makes the product unusable in production scenarios.