Dependabot Badge

Private repositories

In order to use the dependabot badge with a private GitHub repository you will need to get its id. You can use the GitHub API and curl to do this like so:

curl -u "$your_username"$repo_owner/$repo_name

You will need to have read permissions for the repo for this to work, and once entering the command you will be prompted to provide a password for your GitHub account. If you use 2 factor authentication use one of the following 2 methods:

Running one of the above curl commands should output a large JSON object of all the repository details, all we want is the "id" field, it should be the first item and be a 9 digit number.

Once you have found the id for your repo, you can use it with the badgen dependabot endpoint like so: