Merge bot for GitHub

The script gives the right to a certain circle of people to merge branches in the repository by sending the certain comment in the pull request.

Prepare IFTTT’s hooks

Create AWS Lambda function

Create lambda function with following settings:

  • Runtime

    Use Python 3.6

  • Environment variables

    • GITHUB_TOKEN – generate one in . Select scope repo.

    • USERNAMES – use comma-separated list of Github’s usernames without @.

    • LOG_LEVEL – optional. Set to DEBUG to get detailed logs in AWS CloudWatch.

    • MSG_RQST_MERGE – message-request for merge. Default: I approve to merge it now


  • Trigger

    Use API Gateway. Once you configure it and save, you will see API endpoint under Api Gateway details section. Use option Open

    Now register the URL as webhook at github: Use following webhook settings:

    • Payload URL – the URL

    • Content Type: application/json

    • Which events would you like to trigger this webhook?Let me select individual events and then select [x] Issue comments

  • Function Code

  • Basic settings

    • Change time running function by 15 sec – Timeout (default 3 sec)

Create IFTTT applets

  • If – Service Webhooks.

    Use {event} from Prepare IFTTT's hooks of this instruction. For example: Event Name = travis-not-finished-pr, Event Name = travis-failed-pr.

  • Then – whatever you like. For actions with text ingredients use following for failed, success and not finished checks:

    • Value1 – Author of the merge

    • Value2 – Author of the pull-request

    • Value3 – Link to pull-request