GitHub Organization Rename: What You Need to Know


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On GitHub We’re Now Particle-IoT

Today we’re excited to announce our GitHub organization name is now Particle-IoT for easier search and extension of our brand. It also means that all our repositories will have new URLs. But don’t worry, it does not mean that your stuff will break.

To ensure a smooth transition to our new GitHub name, we’ve followed their process for renaming an organization. This process automatically updates everything from link redirection to commit attribution. We’ve also made sure that links throughout our website and documentation pages link to the new Particle-IoT repositories.


What About My Local Repositories?

Local repositories will automatically use GitHub’s link redirection. You may optionally update your local configuration to use the new remote, but your repos won’t break if you don’t.


How to Update Your Local Repositories for HTTPS

If you use an HTTPs connection with GitHub follow these steps. Using the terminal, change your working directory to the local Particle repository you want to update. Then typing in the git command below and be sure to change REPONAME to the name of your repository.

git remote set-url origin https://github.com/particle-iot/REPONAME

You can verify that your repo is pointing to the new organization name by running the following command. If particle-iot is in the URL, then you have correctly updated your repo.

git remote -v


How to Update Your Local Repositories for SSH

If you use an SSH connection with GitHub follow these steps.

Using the terminal, change your working directory to the local Particle repository you want to update. Then typing in the git command below and be sure to change REPONAME to the name of your repository.

git remote set-url origin git@github.com:particle-iot/REPONAME.git

You can verify that your repo is pointing to the new organization name by running the following command. If particle-iot is in the URL, then you have correctly updated your repo.

git remote -v


If you have questions about how the organization renaming might affect your repositories, feel free to ask us in the comments below, and we’ll be happy to help.

Happy New Year from all of us at Particle!


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