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RichardMueller-8175 Posted ·

Link our QnA / MSA account to GitHub

At present when we navigate to the Microsoft QnA site, if we have already authenticated with our Microsoft Account (MSA), we are automatically authenticated in QnA. This is great.

But we are not recognized by GitHub. It would be great if our MSA or QnA identity could be linked to GitHub. As of now, we first have to create a GitHub account, and have it linked to our MSA. But when I attempted to create a GitHub account over a year ago, I got a message that my selected name was already in use. When I attempt to signin to GitHub now with my QnA or MSA, it is rejected. I would rather not create another identity, with a different name, just to provide feedback to documentation in docs.microsoft.com. If I did create a GitHub account, there would be no reason to link it to my MSA.

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DSPatrick Posted ·

Richard, I'm guessing they're a long way from doing this but better to ask about this here I believe.


https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/feedback/issues

https://support.github.com/contact


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RichardMueller-8175 Posted ·

I contacted GitHub support Jan. 9 and got a ticket number. I am waiting for a response.

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RichardMueller-8175 Posted ·

I just got a reply from GitHub Developer Support:


Hi Richard,
Thanks for writing in.
While Microsoft supports linking a GitHub account as a credential for Microsoft accounts, we don't currently have any plans to support signing in to GitHub with a Microsoft account.
Per the Microsoft Docs contributor guide, you will need a free GitHub account in order to contribute to documentation sets:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/contribute/
That said, I will pass your feedback about signing in with a Microsoft account to the appropriate team. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!
I hope this helps. If there's anything else we can assist with, as always, do let us know.
Best,
Florian

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saldana-msft Posted ·

I am checking with the team whether this is in our roadmap. I agree this is something we should do. Thanks.

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Unfortunately this is something the GitHub team would need to do and there is not seem to be in their roadmap.

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