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CMS access for private forked repo

manikantag opened this issue · comments

Describe the bug
Not able to use Netlify CMS when forked as private repo.

To Reproduce
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Fork repo as Private and access <siteurl>/admin
  2. Not able to login using Netlify auth

Expected behavior
Should be able to access /admin for private repo too

Desktop (please complete the following information):

  • OS: Not OS specific, but tested in Ubuntu and Win10
  • Browser: all browsers
  • Version: 9 Dec 2020

Smartphone (please complete the following information):

  • Device: Not specific
  • OS: Not specific
  • Browser: Chrome
  • Version: 9 Dec 2020

Additional context
Posted same question in Netlify Community: https://community.netlify.com/t/allowing-git-gateway-for-single-private-repo/28933

Hi! Have you looked at the Gotchas section in the readme?


You might need to regenerate your Github access token after forking to a private repo.

Yeah, but then the Netlify Identity is asking for access on all private repos. Is there any way/workflow so that only the forked private repo access is sufficient?

This is issue is rather a question, not an issue with the project.


For now I created new Github account with just one private repo and gave whatever permissions Netlify is asking, and everything is working as expected. But I didn't liked this, and waiting for any improvements from Netlify in future.

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