What this article covers:

  • Best use cases for a Zendesk-GitHub integration
  • What is synced between Zendesk and GitHub
  • What is not synced
  • Zendesk-GitHub sync customization options

With Unito, you can seamlessly collaborate with your IT and development teams who live in GitHub without them ever having to use Zendesk! Here's how these two tools come together with Unito.

Best use case

What is synced?

Note: after the initial sync, the Zendesk ticket description cannot be updated due to its read-only first comment nature. Any changes on the synced task description or fields of the description footer cannot be reflected in Zendesk.

A field you'd like to sync is not listed? Contact us, we may already support it through a manual configuration.

What is not synced?

Is there a feature you'd really like? Contact us, we prioritize based on user requests.

Customization options

Here are all the available options for Zendesk and GitHub:

Sync Zendesk public comments

By default, only internal notes will sync but you do have the option to sync the public replies also. Here's how it works.

Filter by tag or label

Unito will sync all tickets and issues by default but you can customize your workflow by syncing just some of them (complete guide).

Filter by ticket type

You can filter which type of tickets you want to be synced to GitHub (complete guide).

One way sync

You can choose to sync only from Zendesk to GitHub or GitHub to Zendesk. Here is how it works.

Map your GitHub and Zendesk users

Here is a complete article on how to sync teammates.

Sync tickets/issues already closed

Unito will automatically sync open tickets or issues. But here is how to also sync closed tickets and issues prior to the sync creation.

Prefix Zendesk ticket title with GitHub issue number

Here's a guide on prefixing the issue number to the Zendesk ticket.

What's next?

Learn how to sync multiple GitHub repositories.
Learn how to sync Zendesk public replies.
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