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ServiceNow CI/CD Activate Plugin

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ServiceNow CI/CD Activate Plugin

Activate a desired plugin on a ServiceNow instance


Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.

- name: ServiceNow CI/CD Activate Plugin
  uses: ServiceNow/sncicd-plugin-activate@2.0.0
Learn more about this action in ServiceNow/sncicd-plugin-activate
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ServiceNow CI/CD GitHub Action for Activate Plugin

Activate a desired plugin on your ServiceNow instance


Step 1: Prepare values for setting up your variables for Actions

  • credentials (username and password for a service account)
  • instance URLs for your dev, test, prod, etc. environments
  • sys_id or scope for your app
  • sys_id for your ATF Test Suite

Step 2: Configure Secrets in your GitHub repository

On GitHub, go in your repository settings, click on the secret Secrets and create a new secret.

Create secrets called

  • NOW_INSTALL_INSTANCE only the domain string is required from the instance URL, for example

Step 3: Example Workflow Template

Step 4: Configure the GitHub Action if need to adapt for your needs or workflows

- name: Activate Plugin 
  id: sncicd-plugin-activate # id of the step
  uses: ServiceNow/sncicd-plugin-activate@1.0 # like username/repo-name
    nowUsername: ${{ secrets.NOW_USERNAME }}
    nowPassword: ${{ secrets.NOW_PASSWORD }}
    nowInstallInstance: ${{ secrets.NOW_INSTALL_INSTANCE }}


  • pluginID - Plugin ID to be installed (like com.servicenow_now_calendar)


  • failed - Indicates if plugin installed correctly

Environment variable should be set up in the Step 1

  • nowUsername - Username to ServiceNow instance
  • nowPassword - Password to ServiceNow instance
  • nowInstallInstance - ServiceNow instance where plugin will be activated



Tests should be ran via npm commands:

Unit tests

npm run test

Integration test

npm run integration


npm run buid

Formatting and Linting

npm run format
npm run lint


Support Model

ServiceNow built this integration with the intent to help customers get started faster in adopting CI/CD APIs for DevOps workflows, but will not be providing formal support. This integration is therefore considered "use at your own risk", and will rely on the open-source community to help drive fixes and feature enhancements via Issues. Occasionally, ServiceNow may choose to contribute to the open-source project to help address the highest priority Issues, and will do our best to keep the integrations updated with the latest API changes shipped with family releases. This is a good opportunity for our customers and community developers to step up and help drive iteration and improvement on these open-source integrations for everyone's benefit.

Governance Model

Initially, ServiceNow product management and engineering representatives will own governance of these integrations to ensure consistency with roadmap direction. In the longer term, we hope that contributors from customers and our community developers will help to guide prioritization and maintenance of these integrations. At that point, this governance model can be updated to reflect a broader pool of contributors and maintainers.