Connectors and Plugins

GitHub Connector

Available for

  • Ultimate and Enterprise editions

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GitHub connector allows the downloading of source files and uploading of target files directly to/from the GitHub repository.

The connector uses the GitHub API to implement the integration.The connector allows access to all repositories associated with a GitHub account.

Use Cases

There are a number of use cases for the connector:

  • Project Managers can add files directly to projects from an online repository.

  • Set up the Automation Widget to allow Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository.

  • Use Automated Project Creation (APC) to have Memsource automatically create new projects when a change in file size is detected in monitored files or a folder.

    • Selected files are imported the very first time APC runs. All files are imported when a folder is monitored.

    • When the Include subfolders option is selected in APC:

      • APC creates a new project if there is a change in any file directly in the monitored folder or its subfolders

      • CP creates/updates new project/job if there is a change in any file directly in the monitored folder OR its subfolders

    • Use the Git connector if you need to monitor an entire subdirectory.

    • This connector supports absolute path setting. Target translation files can be stored only in the same branch as the source file.

  • Set up Continuous Jobs to have Memsource monitor selected files for changes.

  • The Connector API can be used to automate steps otherwise performed manually through the UI. Webhooks can be used to have Memsource notify 3rd party systems about certain events (for example, a job status change).


If requirements are:

  • Limiting Memsource access to a single repository.

  • Using an SSH key for authentication.

  • Detection of file changes based on Last modified date as opposed to just file size.

Use Git connector to connect to GitHub .

GitHub Settings

No changes are required.

Memsource Settings


If accessing Memsource from a custom domain (ex., open an incognito browser window and log in via to apply the authentication required for the creation or saving of the connector. After saving, the connector can be accessed via the custom domain.

  1. From the Setup Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Integrations section.

  2. Click on Connectors.

    The Connectors page opens.

  3. Click New.

    The Create Connector page opens.

  4. Provide a name for the connection and change the Type to GitHub .

  5. Provide a Commit message if required.

  6. Optionally select Export translations as pull requests and provide a Pull request branch.

  7. Click Connect to GitHub. A popup window or a new tab will appear requesting authorization.

  8. Click the Authorize Memsource button.

    If successful, the window/tab will disappear and a small checkmark appears next to the Connect to GitHub button.

  9. Click Save.

    The connector is added to the list on the Connectors page.

If a default project, branch, and folder is required when connecting, open the connector configuration and click the Select Remote Folder button to set it.

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