Wrike and GitHub Sync: Setup Guide
The Wrike and GitHub two-way sync is powered by a partner: Unito.io. For even more information about how the two-way sync works, please check out Unito’s Help Center.
The Wrike and GitHub sync is part of the Wrike Project Syncs add-on. The Wrike and GitHub two-way sync allows automatic updates between Wrike tasks and GitHub issues. Select a GitHub repository that you’d like to sync with Wrike and:
Wrike creates a task for each issue in the GitHub repository.
For any task created in, or added to the synced folder or project in Wrike, Wrike creates a GitHub issue in the synced repository.
When you update a linked Wrike task, the linked GitHub issue is automatically updated (and vice versa).
This page explains how to set up the sync. To learn how the sync works and what you can do after it's in place, please see Wrike and GitHub Sync: Overview.
Account admins and owners can enable the Wrike and GitHub two-way sync.
The steps below are for setting up the sync with the GitHub cloud solution. Details on how to sync with GitHub's on-premise solution (GitHub Enterprise) are available on Unito’s Help Center.
Before setting up the two-way sync between Wrike and GitHub, you need to enable the Project Syncs Add-On in your Wrike account. You can find instructions on how to do that on the Wrike Project Syncs overview page.
Each sync setup begins with creating a folder or project in Wrike and a repository in GitHub that will be connected. To help you get a feel for how the sync works, create a test repository in GitHub and use it for your first sync.
Create a sync account in GitHub to better track when updates are made as a result of the sync. If you use a sync account and a user updates a task’s title in Wrike, then in GitHub you’ll see that the title of the synced issue was updated by the sync account. If you don’t use a sync account, then GitHub will show that the user, whose credentials you selected to set up the sync, updated the issue.
To create a sync account, create a new GitHub user and name it “Wrike Bot.” Visit Unito’s help center to read more about what permissions the Wrike Bot account requires. Make sure you give the bot account access to the GitHub repositories you want to sync.
You only need to create a sync account in GitHub. In Wrike, there’s a special bot called Project Syncs Bot that’s automatically added to your Wrike account when you set up the integration.
If you’re using GitHub Enterprise, please follow the instructions detailed in this Unito Help Center page. If you’re syncing Wrike with GitHub.com, please use the steps detailed below.
To create the first sync:
Click your profile image in the upper-right corner of your Wrike account.
Select Apps and integrations.
Click the Project syncs tab in the left panel.
(Optional) If there are multiple Wrike accounts associated with your email, select the relevant one.
Click the Create flow button.
You’ll see two cards on the screen for the two systems that you sync. The card on the right is reserved for Wrike by default.
Click the account drop-down and select Connect a new account.
Select GitHub and you’ll be prompted to log in.
Log in using the credentials of the bot account you created in Step 2.
Unito will ask you to authorize the sync and grant it permissions. Click on Authorize Sync by Unito.
After connecting to your GitHub instance, you’ll be redirected to the sync.
Select the existing GitHub repository you want to sync.
After setting up the GitHub card, select a connector for Wrike on the right card.
The Project Syncs Bot option is selected automatically. If you keep this option selected, GitHub will show that the bot has updated the issue. In this case, if you’re creating the first sync, you need to create a Wrike project or folder which will be integrated with GitHub. That project or folder will be available for selection in the future syncs.
If you choose Wrike via User Name option, then the updates in GitHub will show that the user whose credentials you select to set up the sync updated the issue.
After both cards are set up, scroll down to choose the preferred sync direction.
Click Next. You’ll be directed to a page where you can configure rules.
Leave the rules as is to sync all issues and tasks by default.
Click Next. You'll see the Field Mappings section where you can select what information should be synced between issues and tasks.
Click Next. You’ll see the Options section. Here, you can disable Test Mode and Auto Sync and customize workflow and content.
Click the Create flow button when all the preferred configurations are set up.
If you have a lot of existing tasks and issues, then it may take a few minutes for the first sync to complete. Tasks and issues are added continuously until they’re all synced.
To sync additional GitHub repositories with Wrike, repeat the steps starting from Step 3.
Click your profile image in the workspace’s upper right-hand corner.
Select Apps and Integrations.
Click the Project Syncs card.
Click the three-dot menu button on the right side of the flow you wish to edit.
Select Edit from the drop-down.
Now you can edit the sync.