On Tuesday 7th Feb 2017, Netflix announce the release of HubCommander, an open source slack bot for managing GitHub Organization and Repositories.Before this Paypal also announced its first Slack bot which basically deals with Peer to Peer Payments.
News of the new bot was announced in a post by Netflix’s Mike Grima, Andrew Spyker, and Jason Chan on the NetFlix Tech Blog.
“The biggest challenges user management.The complexity of user management increases with the number of organizations.To reduce complexity, we enforce a consistent permissions model across all of our organizations. This allows us to develop tools to simplify and streamline our GitHub organization administration.” as written in The Netflix Tech Blog
Amongst Developers Chat Application Like ChatOps for operational purposes is very popular thus providing them self-serviceability.On Behalf of users, the HubCommander Works on the privileged account on GitHub to perform administrative capabilities.
Using the bot is very easy just type !help in the slack channel.With this, you can create or modify GitHub repositories, list GitHub organizations, and display other actions available.Instruction for installing the bot is available on GitHub
The HubCommander Bot Basically has Features Such as creation and modification of repositories, Providing authentication to Privilege commands etc.