GitHub and AWS : Could not load credentials from any providers - github

I'm trying to automatically deploy an SPA website to an S3 bucket on AWS. I created a user in AWS specially to do this, and got the Access ID and Secret. I then added the main.yml file shown below to .github/workflows.
It certainly gets triggered when a PR from a branch is approved, but fails with the message: Could not load credentials from any providers
Here is my code:
name: CI
- main #here we choose to deploy only when a push is detected on the main branch
id-token: write
contents: read
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- uses: actions/checkout#v1
- name: Configure AWS Credentials
uses: aws-actions/configure-aws-credentials#v1
aws-access-key-id: ${{ secrets.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID }}
aws-secret-access-key: ${{ secrets.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY }}
aws-region: us-west-2 # Use your bucket region here
# Here you could add some building steps if you were dealing with some angular/react/Vue...
# - name: Build static site
# run: yarn install && npm run-script build
- name: Deploy static site to S3 bucket
run: aws s3 sync ./dist/robert-phoenix/ s3:// --delete
# --delete flag will remove any file in the s3 that are not on the "thefolder
I added the permissions entry based on comments I saw elsewhere. Examples given previously seemed to be at a time when GitHub only had one set of secrets. I added them to both Actions and Dependabot.
I'm not sure I have the right description for the S3 bucket, but the script doesn't get that far anyway, so that is not the cause of the current error.


Build Heroku apps automatically on every push to Github

I want to enable automatic builds on Heroku anytime I push to master branch on GitHub just like Heroku would do whenever I push to a branch that is connected to an app on their platform. Is there any way to achieve this?
We can achieve this feat with GitHub Actions. We can automate builds on Heroku whenever a push is made hence no need to worry about deploying to Heroku via heroku-cli.
At the root of your application, create a .github folder.
Inside of the .github folder, create a workflow folder
lastly, in the workflow folder, create a yaml file. I'll call mine build-heroku-app.yml. So the file structure is going to look like so:
- .github
- workflow
- build-heroku-app.yml
In build-heroku-app.yml file
# .github/workflows/build-heroku-app.yml // Just a comment
name: Build App on Heroku
push: // type of event
- master // name of branch we want to listen to for event
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
HEROKU_APP_NAME: my-awesome-app // name of app on heroku
- name: Checkout repository
uses: actions/checkout#v3
fetch-depth: 0
ref: ${{ github.ref_name }}
- name: Login to Heroku
uses: akhileshns/heroku-deploy#v3.12.12
heroku_email: ${{ secrets.HEROKU_EMAIL }} // Heroku email address
heroku_api_key: ${{ secrets.HEROKU_API_KEY }} // Heroku API key
heroku_app_name: ${{ env.HEROKU_APP_NAME }} // Declared above
justlogin: true
- name: Add Heroku remote
run: heroku git:remote --app=${{ env.HEROKU_APP_NAME }}
- name: Push to master branch app on Heroku
run: git push heroku ${{ github.ref_name }}:master --force
Visit Github Actions Secrets Documentation to understand how secrets work in Github actions and how to create them.
You can view your Heroku API key by going to the API Key section on your Heroku Account settings page.

How to trigger a workflow from another workflow using GitHub Actions?

I want to read version from a file and create tag as using the workflow . Then I want to use that tag in the docker image.
For that, I have created a branch as devops.
First created a VERSION file as
1.1.3 20 Apr, 2022
Created a workflow as release-version.yml
name: Release Version
- devops
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- uses: actions/checkout#master
- name: Bump version and push tag
uses: melheffe/version_release_composer#master
APPEND: '.aws' # must include '.' or it will append without separation
DRAFT: 'false'
TOKEN: ${{ secrets.AUTH_TOKEN }}
TRIGGER: ${{ github.event.pull_request.base.ref }} # can use the triggering branch or define a fixed one like this: 'master'
Then created another workflow as ci.yml which will get tag from release-version workflow
name: CI
# Only trigger, when the build workflow succeeded
workflows: ["Release Version"]
- completed
# This workflow contains a single job called "build"
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- uses: actions/checkout#v2
# Steps represent a sequence of tasks that will be executed as part of the job
name: Deploy to Dev
needs: [Build]
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
name: Dev
- uses: actions/checkout#v2
token: ${{ secrets.AUTH_TOKEN }}
- name: Build, tag, and push image to Amazon ECR
id: build-image
# IMAGE_TAG: ${{ github.sha }}
run: |
# Build a docker container and push it to ECR so that it can
# be deployed to ECS.
docker build -t ${{secrets.ECR_REPO_URI}}/${{secrets.REPO_NAME}}:$GITHUB_REF_NAME .
docker push ${{secrets.ECR_REPO_URI}}/${{secrets.REPO_NAME}}:$GITHUB_REF_NAME
I'm able to trigger release version workflow after making changes on devops branch but ci workflow is not getting triggered after triggering the release-version.
Any suggestion will be helpful for me.
If the workflow_run trigger isn't working as expected, there are two other ways to achieve what you want (triggering a workflow from another workflow, sending an input parameter from the first one to use in the second one).
The workflow_dispatch event.
The repository_dispatch event.
The documentation is very good about how to use them, but I'll add here some references that can help as well:
Triggering Github Action using a POST request (Github REST API)
How to trigger a workflow_dispatch from Github API?
Triggering GitHub workflow using gh CLI
As you can see, you can trigger those events using directly the Github API in a step (with a CURL request) or using some actions from the Github Marketplace that perform the same operation.
The answer below also explains the difference between both events (as they are similar, and CURL payload differences may be confusing)
Correct request with client-payload to run workflow_dispatch in github action
I'll also add here an example that can be useful to understand how to use the repository_dispatch event to receive a callback from the other workflow to the first one:
workflow A
workflow B
Note that you will also need to use a PAT to trigger a workflow using a dispatch event.

GitHub equivelant to GitLab review apps

GitLab has an extremely useful feature called Review Apps which allows you to start up an instance of the web app from every PR which has its own subdomain and is linked on the PR page. I have done some searching and I don't see anything quite like it for GitHub.
Are there any ways to achieve a similar thing on github? 3rd party services are fine if they can integrate in with github. The app has a docker compose config so it would be just starting up an instance on a VM and shutting it down later.
The closest would be Delivering deployments/Deployment API, as described in the article "Deploy your pull requests with GitHub Actions and GitHub Deployments" from Sander Knape.
You can see its workflow here.
But the point is: there is not a directly integrated "review" deployment process like GitLab: you need to write your own GitHub workflow in order to deploy on a GitHub-managed Azure-based server, starting with:
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
needs: deploy-check
if: needs.deploy-check.outputs.triggered == 'true'
- name: get pull request ref
id: get_pull_request_ref
uses: octokit/request-action#v2.x
route: GET /repos/:repository/pulls/:issue_id
repository: ${{ github.repository }}
issue_id: ${{ github.event.issue.number }}

Github Actions - GCloud app deploy app.yaml - Bucket is requester pays bucket but no user project provided

i have a Github actions with Gcloud, this setup worked well, after 3 months (no changes) i ran another Deployment/Action but now there is a message:
Bucket is requester pays bucket but no user project provided.
What is the cause of this error?
I repeat, this Action worked well and no changes were made, just ran again after 3 months and failed.
My current Actions yaml is:
name: Deploy to GCloud
- master
- qa
type: prod
PROJECT_ID: ${{ secrets.GCE_PROJECT }}
name: Setup and Deploy
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- name: Checkout
uses: actions/checkout#v2
- name: Setup gcloud environment
uses: GoogleCloudPlatform/github-actions/setup-gcloud#master
version: '290.0.1'
service_account_key: ${{ secrets.GCE_SA_KEY }}
project_id: ${{ secrets.GCE_PROJECT }}
- name: Auth helper
run: |-
gcloud --quiet auth configure-docker
- name: Deploy
run: |-
gcloud app deploy app.${GITHUB_REF#refs/heads/}.yaml
As the link I shared in my comment says, the error you are getting is because the Requester pays is enabled in the bucket you are using to deploy. I tried at my end enabling this feature, using the below command, and I got the same error as you.
gsutil requesterpays set on gs://BUCKET_NAME
There are some considerations you must take into account to use and access to a bucket when a Requester pays feature is enabled.
In case this feature was enabled long before you got the error and you suddenly started getting the error, or if the feature is not enable in the bucket (you can execute this command to verify it gsutil requesterpays get gs://BUCKET_NAME and you should get something like this gs://my-bucket: Enabled) and you get the error, I would recommend you to open a Support case to the Google team takes a look at your issue.

How to use snippets in Github action workflow file to avoid duplicates?

Problem: We use github actions workflow for CI and we have many github repositories. I need to be able change everything repeatable for every repository at once.
Is it possible to use in github action workflow yml file some snippet that located mb in different repository.
You can include other public and local actions in your workflow, which lets you reuse common steps. Using versioned actions with {owner}/{repo}#{ref}:
- uses: actions/setup-node#74bc508 # Reference a specific commit
- uses: actions/setup-node#v1 # Reference the major version of a release
- uses: actions/setup-node#v1.2 # Reference a minor version of a release
- uses: actions/setup-node#master # Reference a branch
..or local actions with ./path/to/dir:
- name: Check out repository
uses: actions/checkout#v2
- name: Use local my-action
uses: ./.github/actions/my-action
One way of doing this is having a central CICD / GitHub actions repository with shared workflows which are triggered on repository_dispatch events.
- your_event
name: Do something
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
SOURCE_BRANCH: ${{ github.event.client_payload.source_branch }}
SOURCE_REPO: ${{ github.event.client_payload.source_repo }}
# do all your stuff
Then in each github repo you write a small workflow file which outlines the triggers for the local repo, pushing to master / opening a PR etc. That action simply dispatches a repository_dispatch event to your central CICD repo with the repo and branchname it came from.
name: Trigger external CICD
- master
name: Trigger external CICD
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- name: Send repository_dispatch event
uses: peter-evans/repository-dispatch#v1
token: ${{ secrets.CICD_GITHUB_TOKEN }}
repository: yourorg/centralcicdrepo
event-type: ${{ env.EVENT_TYPE }}
client-payload: '{"source_branch": "${{ github.ref }}", "source_repo": "${{ github.repository }}" }'
One gotcha is that you need an access token to talk between repos, in the above example it's added as a secret called CICD_GITHUB_TOKEN. The easiest is to just use your own account but this will label all your central CICD runs as 'triggered by you'. You can also create a bot account or you can have each developer add their access tokens as secrets then map the right author to the right access token.
There is currently (Feb. 3, 2021) no supported method for reusing workflows or snippets from a centralized repository. There are hacks, as Michael Parker has cleverly demonstrated, but these come with significant downsides (eg. observability, opacity, etc.).
I've written this blog post that describes the problem you have in more detail, along with an open-source solution.
Similar topics:
DRYing GH Actions workflows
External workflow configuration
Bringing this issue to GH's attention:
Raise this issue with GH
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