GitHub Crowdin Action

The GitHub Crowdin Action allows you to easily integrate the localization of your Crowdin Enterprise project into the workflow you’ve set up on your repo with help of GitHub Actions. Using GitHub Crowdin Action, you can automate the synchronization of localization resources with your Crowdin Enterprise project.

With this action you can do the following things:

  • Upload sources to Crowdin Enterprise.
  • Upload translations to Crowdin Enterprise.
  • Download translations from Crowdin Enterprise.


Set up a workflow in .github/workflows/crowdin.yml (or add a job to your existing workflows).

Read the Configuring a workflow article for more details on how to create and set up custom workflows.

name: Crowdin Action

    branches: [ master ]

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest


    - name: Checkout
      uses: actions/checkout@v2

    - name: crowdin action
      uses: crowdin/github-action@1.0.4
        upload_translations: true
        download_translations: true
        GITHUB_TOKEN: $

Supported Options

The default action is to upload sources. Though, you can set different actions through the with options. If you don’t want to upload your sources to Crowdin Enterprise, just set the upload_sources option to false.

By default sources and translations are being uploaded to the root of your Crowdin Enterprise project. Still, if you use branches, you can set the preferred source branch.

You can also specify what GitHub branch you’d like to download your translations to (default translation branch is l10n_crowdin_action).

In case you don’t want to download translations from Crowdin Enterprise (download_translations: false), localization_branch_name and create_pull_request options aren’t required either.

- name: crowdin action
    # upload options
    upload_sources: true
    upload_translations: true

    # download options
    download_translations: true
    language: 'uk'
    push_translations: true

    # This is the name of the git branch that Crowdin Enterprise will create when opening a pull request. 
    # This branch does NOT need to be manually created. It will be created automatically by the action.
    localization_branch_name: l10n_crowdin_action
    create_pull_request: true

    # global options

    # This is the name of the top-level directory that Crowdin Enterprise will use for files.
    # Note that this is not a "branch" in the git sense, but more like a top-level directory in your Crowdin Enterprise project.
    # This branch does NOT need to be manually created. It will be created automatically by the action.
    crowdin_branch_name: l10n_branch
    identity: '/path/to/your/credentials/file'
    config: '/path/to/your/crowdin.yml'
    dryrun_action: true

    # config options

    # This is a project numeric id
    # Open a project and see "Crowdin API" at Resources > Integrations & API
    project_id: $ 

    # This is a personal access token
    # Open a project and see "Crowdin API" at Resources > Integrations & API > Create Token
    token: $
    source: '/path/to/your/file'
    translation: 'file/export/pattern'
    base_url: ''
    base_path: '/project-base-path'

For more detailed descriptions of these options, see action.yml.

Crowdin Enterprise Configuration File

If your workflow file contains the config property, you’ll need to add the following to your Crowdin Enterprise configuration file (e.g. crowdin.yml):

project_id_env: CROWDIN_PROJECT_ID

When the workflow runs, the real values of your token and project ID will be injected into the config using the secrets in the environment.

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