CircleCI Ideas

Automatically generate deploy key with read-write privileges

When adding a new project through CircleCI, a read-only deploy key is automatically configured for the project to allow CircleCI to immediately start checking out code and building our projects.

We would like this option extended so that CircleCI can automatically manage projects that may need read-write privileges by default; for example, a build workflow might have some logic to automatically apply git tags to the current branch after a build.

Without this capability, we are stuck manually adding user keys to every repository that needs this. It may work for a few repos, but if you need to manage dozens or even hundreds of repos with this capability, you can see how this can get unwieldy.

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  • Mar 10 2020
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