Terraform Cloud - Runs are not being triggered automatically by Github


I’m still new to using Terraform Cloud, setting it up for a CI/CD. I’m running into the following issue: I created a workspace and configured it’s VCS to point to a branch on my Github personal repo (outside of any organisation). When pushing new commits to this branch, the runs aren’t getting triggered automatically by Github. When I ran them manually from the UI, the run still points at the master branch and at a past commit.
Please see screenshots:

Previous commit on master only being picked up:

Workspace setup to get triggered on changes on the updates branch:

Can you please tell me if you can spot something wrong? Do I need Terraform Cloud Enterprise for that?


Hi Kevin!

The setup looks correct to me from the workspace perspective, could you confirm if Github reflects commits to the updates branch?

There may be a few other places to check:

  • Reset the VCS Provider settings in Terraform Cloud (https://app.terraform.io/app/<org>/settings/version-control) to reconnect to your personal GitHub.

  • Check Github Applications, Terraform Cloud application should have the following permissions:

I believe there was some degradation with webhooks in the past few days that might have affected the retrieval of commits.

Let us know if it continues to be a problem.


Thanks for your answer, removing and resetting the VCS connection helped to replay commits that were ignored. However, when pushing new commits to the branch, no run is added, it’s blocked.

Also, I checked Github Apps, I think it looks good but different than the above screenshot:

Does it look good to you too?


Interesting! I wonder if the permissions aren’t quite right. Let me see if I can find someone who can check into this but in the meantime, can you confirm if you set up your VCS provider with Configuration-Free Github settings or Github.com Access (OAuth)?

If you tried Configuration-Free Github, give OAuth a try and let us know.