What does Link to GitHub account do and what are the implications

What does Link to GitHub account do and what are the implications
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#1

Hello FreeCodeCampTeam:

I just signed up and looking forward to the ride! I have a question about the “Link my GitHub to enable my public profile”. Wondering what this will do?

Here are my concerns:

  • I already have a GitHub account, paid subscription with both public and private repos
  • Is this link from FreeCodeCamp to GitHub READ_ONLY and just going to scoop my existing profile information (Picture, Bio, and location) or provide me with a single UID/PWD login to both sites?
  • Or will FreeCodeCamp, be posting code there “automagically”?
  • Just looking for a better understanding of what the implications of this are as there are some copyright concerns with the contents in the “private repos” I already have there and need to understand what access I am giving before proceeding.
  • I was already planning to host my solutions there in a public repo that I was going to maintain.

Anyway, if you could clarify, that would be great.
Cheers,
Stephen.


#2

It’s just for logging in. It pulls your Name and picture only and uses your name for your certificates.

FreeCodeCamp pushes nothing to your actual repos.


#3

Free Code Camp doesn’t publish anything to your GitHub (automagically or otherwise). I, for one, would like to see a way to save your work from the FCC console to your GitHub account. That functionality doesn’t exist though.


#4

Hey, Jackson and Ariel,

Thanks for the response. This is great.

Cheers,
S.