Solving "Heroku Doesn't Appear as a Repository" Error

Heroku is a powerful platform that enables developers to deploy, manage, and scale their applications. One of the key features of Heroku is its seamless integration with Git, allowing developers to easily push their code to the platform. However, sometimes Heroku may not appear as a repository, causing developers to face issues while deploying their applications. This guide will walk you through the steps to resolve this error and get your application up and running on Heroku.

Table of Contents

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Verify Heroku as a Remote Repository
  3. Adding Heroku as a Remote Repository
  4. Resolving Common Issues
  5. FAQs
  6. Related Links


Before you begin, ensure that you have the following:

  • A Heroku account. If you don't have one, sign up here.
  • Heroku CLI installed on your local machine.
  • A local Git repository with your application code.

Verify Heroku as a Remote Repository

To check if Heroku is listed as a remote repository, open your terminal, and navigate to your local Git repository folder. Run the following command:

git remote -v

If Heroku is set up as a remote repository, you will see an output similar to this:

heroku (fetch)
heroku (push)

If you don't see Heroku listed, proceed to the next section to add Heroku as a remote repository.

Adding Heroku as a Remote Repository

To add Heroku as a remote repository, follow these steps:

Log in to your Heroku account using the CLI:

heroku login

Create a new Heroku app (if you haven't already):

heroku create your-app-name

Replace your-app-name with a unique name for your application. If you already have an existing Heroku app, skip this step.

Add the Heroku remote repository using the Git URL:

git remote add heroku

Replace your-app-name with the name of your Heroku app.

Verify that Heroku is now listed as a remote repository:

git remote -v

Resolving Common Issues

If you still encounter issues after adding Heroku as a remote repository, try the following solutions:

  • Ensure that you are using the correct Heroku app name in the remote repository URL.
  • Check your internet connection and ensure that you can access the Heroku website.
  • Update your Heroku CLI to the latest version.
  • If you receive an authentication error, try logging in to the Heroku CLI again.


How do I remove a Heroku remote repository?

To remove a Heroku remote repository, run the following command:

git remote rm heroku

Can I deploy my application to multiple Heroku apps?

Yes, you can deploy your application to multiple Heroku apps by adding multiple remote repositories with different names. For example:

git remote add heroku-staging
git remote add heroku-production

How do I deploy a specific branch to Heroku?

To deploy a specific branch to Heroku, run the following command:

git push heroku your-branch:main

Replace your-branch with the name of the branch you want to deploy.

Can I use a custom domain with my Heroku app?

Yes, you can use a custom domain with your Heroku app. Follow this guide to set up a custom domain.

How do I view my application logs on Heroku?

To view your application logs on Heroku, run the following command:

heroku logs --tail

This command displays real-time logs for your Heroku app.

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