1. Create an Integration client

//1. Import the Integration packages you want to use
import { Github } from "@trigger.dev/github";
import { OpenAI } from "@trigger.dev/openai";

//2. Create a new instance of the Integration client
// GitHub uses personal access tokens so the param is called `token`
const github = new Github({
  //this is used to identify the connection
  id: "github",
  token: process.env.GITHUB_TOKEN!,

// OpenAI uses API keys so the param is called `apiKey`
const openai = new OpenAI({
  //this is used to identify the connection
  id: "openai",
  apiKey: process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY!,

Note that we used process.env.GITHUB_TOKEN and process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY. They’re environment variables, which are a way of not putting secret values directly in your code.

For Next.js, local environment variables usually live in a .env.local file in the root of the project.

#...other variables above here

2. Use the Integration client

There are two way to use Integrations in a Job:

  • You can perform Tasks in the run function, by passing the Integration client into the integrations object.
  • You can use webhooks to Trigger a Job.

This example automatically assigns “matt-aitken” to any new issue in the trigger.dev repo (lucky him).

  id: "assign-on-issue-opened",
  name: "Assign on Issue Opened",
  version: "0.1.0",
  //1. If you want to use the Integration in the run function, add it here
  integrations: { github },
  //2. If the Integration supports webhooks, you can use them here
  trigger: github.triggers.repo({
    event: events.onIssueOpened,
    owner: "triggerdotdev",
    repo: "trigger.dev",
  run: async (payload, io, ctx) => {
    //3. Because we add `github` to Integrations, it comes through to `io.github` here
    const assignee = await io.github.addIssueAssignees("add assignee", {
      owner: payload.repository.owner.login,
      repo: payload.repository.name,
      issueNumber: payload.issue.number,
      assignees: ["matt-aitken"],

    return assignee;

3. Viewing connections in the dashboard

The Integrations page

List of integrations

The "Integrations" page shows

  1. Some of the APIs that you can use with Trigger.dev (you can use any API). Selecting one of these will give you instructions on how to use it.
  2. Your connected integrations. Clicking these will give you more details on that connection.

Connected API Key Integration detail page

An API Key Integration

Some useful things on this page

  1. The id that you gave the connection when you defined it in your code
  2. The Jobs that are using this connection