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Version: 1.22.1



You can create configuration variables on the user, organization and repository level. The level of the variable depends on where you created it. When creating a variable, the key will be converted to uppercase. You need use uppercase on the yaml file.

Naming conventions

The following rules apply to variable names:

  • Variable names can only contain alphanumeric characters ([a-z], [A-Z], [0-9]) or underscores (_). Spaces are not allowed.
  • Variable names must not start with the GITHUB_ and GITEA_ prefix.
  • Variable names must not start with a number.
  • Variable names are case-insensitive.
  • Variable names must be unique at the level they are created at.
  • Variable names must not be CI.

Using variable

After creating configuration variables, they will be automatically filled in the vars context. They can be accessed through expressions like ${{ vars.VARIABLE_NAME }} in the workflow.


If a variable with the same name exists at multiple levels, the variable at the lowest level takes precedence: A repository variable will always be chosen over an organization/user variable.