Confusion about Terminology of Integration vs Application


#1

Can someone please clear up some confusion I have between what is an “Integration” and what is an “OAuth Application”? If I go to my GitHub personal settings and select “Installed Integrations” and then click the “Browse directory” button I see a list of dozens of things that are called “Integrations”. I have installed several of these to try them out, but when I go back to my settings page they don’t show up in the “Installed Integrations” section, but rather the “Authorized Applications” section.

My best guess is that the (https://github.com/integrations) directory calls everything an Integration even if it isn’t. Is that accurate?


#2

Yup. This is correct, @offsky. The directory existed before we had a formal thing called Integrations. We’ll work on clarifying this to avoid confusion.


#3