Add a GitHub profile - Cloud

Deprecation notice (applicable for Markdown from a URL macro):

Please note that the URL user and URL password parameters are deprecated and will be removed on March 31, 2022. We recommend using profiles to access your data from remote locations.


This article illustrates the process of adding a GitHub profile to a Markdown macro.

Before you begin:

To add a profile, you will need the following:


  1. Navigate to CONFLUENCE ADMINISTRATION > Settings > ATLASSIAN MARKETPLACE > Markdown Configuration > Profiles.

  2. Click Add Profile.

  3. Enter a unique profile name in the Profile name text box. 

    Ensure that you provide a unique profile name. If you enter a profile name that already exists, the existing profile gets replaced with the given information.

  4. Select GitHub from the options in Profile type. Notice that the Request headers parameter is auto-filled.

  5. Enter the API URL for GitHub in the URL text box. For example,

    To know more about URLs, refer to the Create a profile with a URL article.

  6. Enter the personal access token for your GitHub profile in the Access token text box. 
  7. Click Save profile to create a profile.