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Last updated: 12 May 2021

Configure a GitHub repo

Repositories in GOV.UK must:

Almost all repos should:

Auto configuration

When your repo is tagged with govuk, it will be auto-configured by govuk-saas-config. This will take care of the settings, branch protection and web hooks.

When you create a new repo:

If your repo will be continuously deployed, restrict merge access to users with production access with the repo_overrides.yml file.