This article illustrates the process of adding a GitHub profile to the Markdown from a URL macro.
Before you begin:
To add a profile, you need the following:
Navigate to CONFLUENCE ADMINISTRATION > General Configuration > BOB SWIFT CONFIGURATION > Markdown > Profiles.
Click Add Profile.
Enter a unique profile name in the Profile name text box.
Ensure that you provide a unique profile name. If you add a profile name that already exists, the existing profile gets replaced with the given information.
Select GitHub from the options in Profile type.
The Request headers parameter is auto-filled and more information gets appended as other relevant parameters are filled.
Enter the relevant URL for GitHub in the URL text box. Example: https://api.github.com/repos.
It is recommended to provide only the base URL in this text box and let the users enter the relevant relative path to the actual file to be rendered through the macro. This method allows multiple users to access a profile across pages and instances of the macros.
Enter User and Password credentials required to access the given URL, or enter the access token for your GitHub profile in the Access token text box. Refer to this personal access token article to know how to create your personal access token.
Access tokens or API tokens are a means of user authentication; so, if mentioned, this token is used for authentication instead of using the user credentials. Thus, provide either the user credentials or an access token, but not both.
Click Save profile to create the profile.