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How to connect to external Git

Configure your user's Settings with a new Git provider: enter Email, Username and Personal Access Token, or simply Login with Github.


The video below walks through connecting to an external Git provider:

Every user will have a Prophecy Managed Git provider already created in their account. You can just use this if you don't want to store your code to an external Git.

Authorizing Prophecy Oauth App

If you are a member of a GitHub Organization, it's important to note that you may need to authorize our application to access your organization. This authorization step is necessary to ensure that our application can authenticate the APIs required to access the repositories.

To grant authorization, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Authorized OAuth Apps settings page on GitHub.
  2. Look for our application named Prophecy in the list of authorized apps and click on the entry to view its details.


  1. On the application details page, you should see an option to grant access to your organizations. Enable the necessary organization access permissions to allow our application to interact with your organization's repositories effectively. Please refer below image for permissions required.


After selecting the appropriate organization access permissions, click the Save or Authorize button to save your changes and grant access to our application.

If you encounter any issues during the authorization process or have any questions regarding organization access, please reach out to us at contact us for assistance.

How to create a new Project with external Git provider

Once a Git Credential is created, it can be used during Project creation (video below). Later, this credential will be used to commit and release changes to Git for the entire Project.

If you have not created your Git credentials already, you also have an option to create a Git credential from the Project creation screen directly. This Git credential can be reused for new Projects.

How to commit changes

When you create your first Project, dev branch is automatically created for you. This is to ensure that no edits/commits are made directly on the main branch.

Within a Project, create a Pipeline and commit changes to the dev/$USERNAME branch:

How to create/checkout branch

Currently we are on dev branch which has our first_Pipeline. Now let's see how to go back to our main branch and also create a new second_branch from the main branch.

How to merge changes

Let's merge our first_Pipeline from dev branch into main branch.

How to Pull changes

Pulling changes from a branch is as simple as in any GUI based Git interface. Let's pull our main branch into the empty second_branch which we created earlier. Please refer the below video for step-by-step example:


Currently pull only from main branch to any specific branch is supported.

How to release a branch

Once the changes are merged, we can release a branch straight from the UI itself.

Git after release


Databricks scheduler changes would only come into effect once the Project is released.

How to resolve conflicts during merging

Now let's create a Project in third_branch with same name as first_Pipeline and put a different path in Dataset. Post this once we pull the changes from main into this branch, it would have conflicts as first_Pipeline exists both in main and current branch.

One way is to use the Git interface directly to resolve conflicts between branches.

Or we can use the simple merge UI on Prophecy to resolve the conflicts

Let's see in the video below on how to resolve conflicts using simple merge on Prophecy:

How to use fork per user Git storage model

During the creation of Project there is an option to choose fork per usage as Git Storage model. When you fork a repository, you create a copy of the original repository (upstream repository) but the repository remains on your GitHub account.

When using the fork per usage Git storage model while creating a new Project, apart from the upstream repository details, some additional information is needed for the forked repository.

Fork repo setup

Let's create a fork of our original repository and pull main branch from original repository to our newly created forked repository.

Now to pull main branch from upstream repository or from origin of current repository is as simple as clicking on below Pull Upstream or Pull Origin options

Fork repo extra options

  1. Any changes made in forked repository would not effect the upstream repository and would only reflect in the forked repository.
  2. Please follow the normal Gßit flow for raising pull requests to the original repository (upstream repository) from the forked repository.