@probot/octokit-plugin-config

🛠️ Get/set persisted configuration using YAML/JSON files in repositories

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octokit-plugin-config

Get/set persisted configuration using YAML/JSON files in repositories

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By default, this plugin loads configuration from a given repository file. If the file doesn't exist, it loads configuration from the same path in the same owner's .github repository.

Configuration can be extended across multiple files using the _extends key.

Usage

Browsers

Load @probot/octokit-plugin-config and @octokit/core (or core-compatible module) directly from cdn.pika.dev

<script type="module">
  import { Octokit } from "https://cdn.pika.dev/@octokit/core";
  import {
    config,
    composeConfigGet,
  } from "https://cdn.pika.dev/@probot/octokit-plugin-config";
</script>

Node

Install with npm install @octokit/core @probot/octokit-plugin-config. Optionally replace @octokit/core with a compatible module

const { Octokit } = require("@octokit/core");
const { config, composeConfigGet } = require("@probot/octokit-plugin-config");
// given that `.github/my-app.yml` in `octocat/hello-world` has the following ocntent
//
// comment: 'Thank you for creating the issue!'
//
const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
  owner: "octocat",
  repo: "hello-world",
  path: ".github/my-app.yml",
});
// config is now { comment: "Thank you for creating the issue!" }

// all options and returns
const { config, files } = await octokit.config.get({
  owner: "octocat",
  repo: "hello-world",
  path: ".github/my-app.yml",
  defaults: {
    comment: "Thank you for creating the issue!",
  },
  branch: "develop",
});
// files is an array of { owner, repo, path, config } objects

Options

option type description
owner String Required. Repository owner login.
repo String Required. Repository name.
path String Required. Path of the configuration file. Supported file extensions are .yml, .yaml, and .json.
defaults String Default options that are returned if the configuration file does not exist, or merged with the contents if it does exist. Defaults are merged shallowly using Object.assign. For custom merge strategies, you can set defaults to a function, see Merging configuration below for more information. Defaults to {}.
branch String Defaults to the repository's default branch. The branch is only used for the provided repository, not for the .github repository or other configurations linked using the _extends key.

The _extends key

octokit.config.get() supports sharing configs between repositories. If configuration for your app is not available in the target repository, it will be loaded from the .github directory of the same owner's .github repository.

You can choose own shared location. Use the _extends option in the configuration file to extend settings from another repository.

For example, given .github/test.yml:

_extends: github-settings
# Override values from the extended config or define new values
name: myrepo

This configuration will be merged with the .github/test.yml file from the github-settings repository, which might look like this:

shared1: will be merged
shared2: will also be merged

Just put common configuration keys in a repository within your organization. Then reference this repository from config files with the same name.

You can also reference configurations from other owners:

_extends: other/probot-settings
other: DDD

Additionally, you can specify a specific path for the configuration by appending a colon after the project.

_extends: probot-settings:.github/other_test.yml
other: FFF

Merging configuration

Given .github/test.yml:

settings:
  one: value from configuration

And

const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
  owner,
  repo,
  path: ".github/test.yml",
  defaults: {
    settings: {
      one: "default value",
      two: "default value",
    },
  },
});

The resulting config object is

{
  settings: {
    one: "value from configuration";
  }
}

And not as you might expect

{
  settings: {
    one: "value from configuration";
    two: "default value";
  }
}

The reason for that behavior is that merging objects deeply is not supported in JavaScript by default, and there are different strategies and many pitfals. There are many libraries that support deep merging in different ways, but instead making that decision for and significantly increasing the bundle size of this plugin, we let you pass a custom merge strategy instead.

In order to achive the deeply merged configuration, the defaults option can be set to a function. The function receives one configs argument, which is an array of configurations loaded from files in reverse order, so that the latter items should take precedence over the former items. The configs array can have more than one object if the _extends key is used.

const defaults = {
  settings: {
    one: "default value",
    two: "default value",
  },
};
const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
  owner,
  repo,
  path: ".github/test.yml",
  defaults(configs) {
    const allConfigs = [defaults, ...configs];
    const fileSettingsConfigs = allConfigs.map(
      (config: Configuration) => config.settings
    );
    return Object.assign({}, ...allConfigs, {
      settings: Object.assign({}, ...fileSettingsConfigs),
    });
  },
});

Or simpler, using a library such as deepmerge

const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
  owner,
  repo,
  path: ".github/test.yml",
  defaults: (configs) => deepmerge([defaults, ...configs]),
});

Testing

Writing tests for your app's usage of octokit.config.get can be tricky. It's tempting to just mock the method directly, e.g. using a Jest mock function

octokit.config.get = jest.fn().mockResolvedValue({
  comment: "Thank you for creating the issue!",
});

The problem with this approach is that in future releases of @probot/octokit-plugin-config, the method name or parameters might change. Before that happens, we will log a deprecation message, to make the upgrade to the next breaking version easier. If all your tests mock the .config.get() method, then you won't see this deprecation message. Even worse, your tests will continue to pass, but fail in production, because the mock will revert any future changes to .config.get().

We recommend you have at least one test that does not mock the method, but instead mocks the http responses. You can achiev that with nock or fetch-mock

Testing with nock

With configuration

async function myTest() {
  nock("https://api.github.com")
    .get("/repos/octocat/hello-world/contents/.github%2Fmy-app.yml")
    .reply(200, "comment: Thank you for creating the issue");

  const octokit = new Octokit();

  const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
    owner: "octocat",
    repo: "hello-world",
    path: ".github/my-app.yml",
  });

  asert.deepStrictEqual(config, {
    comment: "Thank you for creating the issue!",
  });
}

Without configuration

async function myTest() {
  nock("https://api.github.com")
    .get("/repos/octocat/hello-world/contents/.github%2Fmy-app.yml")
    .reply(404);
    .get("/repos/octocat/.github/contents/.github%2Fmy-app.yml")
    .reply(404);

  const octokit = new Octokit();

  const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
    owner: "octocat",
    repo: "hello-world",
    path: ".github/my-app.yml",
  });

  asert.deepStrictEqual(config, {});
}

Testing with fetch-mock

With configuration

async function myTest() {
  const fetch = fetchMock
    .sandbox()
    .getOnce(
      "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/contents/.github%2Fmy-app.yml",
      "comment: 'Thank you for creating the issue!'"
    );
  const octokit = new TestOctokit({
    request: { fetch },
  });

  const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
    owner: "octocat",
    repo: "hello-world",
    path: ".github/my-app.yml",
  });

  asert.deepStrictEqual(config, {
    comment: "Thank you for creating the issue!",
  });
}

Without configuration

async function myTest() {
  const fetch = fetchMock
    .sandbox()
    .getOnce(
      "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/contents/.github%2Fmy-app.yml",
      404
    );
    .getOnce(
      "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/.github/contents/.github%2Fmy-app.yml",
      404
    );
  const octokit = new TestOctokit({
    request: { fetch },
  });

  const { config } = await octokit.config.get({
    owner: "octocat",
    repo: "hello-world",
    path: ".github/my-app.yml",
  });

  asert.deepStrictEqual(config, {});
}

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md

Credits

The idea for this plugin and some of its code was extracted from Probot. It originated as probot-config, created by Jan Michael Auer and was later merged into probot.

License

ISC

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