Use GitHub to read Common Data Model entity references

APPLIES TO: Azure Data Factory Azure Synapse Analytics

The GitHub connector in Azure Data Factory and Synapse Analytics pipelines is only used to receive the entity reference schema for the Common Data Model format in mapping data flow.

Create a linked service to GitHub using UI

Use the following steps to create a linked service to GitHub in the Azure portal UI.

  1. Browse to the Manage tab in your Azure Data Factory or Synapse workspace and select Linked Services, then click New:

  2. Search for GitHub and select the GitHub connector.

    Screenshot of the GitHub connector.

  3. Configure the service details, test the connection, and create the new linked service.

    Screenshot of linked service configuration for GitHub.

Linked service properties

The following properties are supported for the GitHub linked service.

Property Description Required
type The type property must be set to GitHub. yes
userName GitHub username yes
password GitHub password yes

Next steps

Create a source dataset in mapping data flow.