For repositories stored on GitHub, the
github backend allows CMS users to log in directly with their GitHub account. Note that all users must have push access to your content repository for this to work.
Because Github requires a server for authentication, Netlify facilitates basic GitHub authentication.
To enable basic GitHub authentication:
- Follow the authentication provider setup steps in the Netlify docs.
- Add the following lines to your Netlify CMS
backend: name: github repo: owner-name/repo-name # Path to your GitHub repository # optional, defaults to master # branch: main
The GitHub backend supports deploy preview links. Netlify CMS checks the
context of a commit's statuses and infers
one that seems to represent a deploy preview. If you need to customize this behavior, you can
specify which context to look for using
backend: name: github repo: my/repo preview_context: my-provider/deployment
The above configuration would look for the status who's