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Get Started with Github

Get started with Github

We mentioned on the heroku page that heroku creates a remote git repository to hold the files you want to host.

To use the contents of a Github repository on Heroku, just treat it like another git remote, no special setup is needed.

However, to set up your Github-Heroku attack rabbits to authenticate a user via Github, and mercilessly attack all intruders, you must create a Github OAuth App.

Creating Github OAuth App

Log into Github

Go to Settings

Click "Developer Settings" on the left side

Click "New OAuth App" button in upper right

What do these settings mean?

  • Application name is what will be shown to users when they visit a page protected by the attack rabbits and are prompted for their password by Github.

  • Homepage URL/Application description are for users who want to know more about your killer attack rabbit Github app

  • Authorization callback URL is the URL that the users will be sent to once they authenticate with Github and they are granted an OAuth token. This is the magic ingredient that allows you to take actions on behalf of the account logging in.

In this guide we'll cover the case of checking membership in organizations or teams, but what your attack rabbits end up doing to determine if a user is allowed to access your secret pages is up to you.

Values to use

You should set your own values for the name and description fields.

The home URL is not actually necessary - it is simply provided for users to get more information about your app.

The most important is the callback URL, which should be set to:


This is for testing locally only.

Don't use HTTPS in the callback URL!