GitHub Token

You can use a GitHub developer token to sign in with GitHub if you do not want to use the Microsoft MakeCode with GitHub app. The token is valid for access to repositories in all organizations.

What is a token?

A token is a special number assigned to you to authorize your access to GitHub.

Tokens are secret

Treat tokens like passwords!

You can read a more detailed description about GitHub access tokens.

How to get a GitHub developer token

  1. Navigate to
  2. Put name that clearly explains why you need this token.
  3. Select repo scope, depending which repos you want to edit from here.
  4. Click generate token, copy it, and paste it in the MakeCode dialog.

Public scope

For public only repositories, select the public_repo and workflow scope.