Reporting an issue

How to report a bug, a security issue, or a potential improvement.

If you notice an error or want to suggest improvements to existing content, open an issue.

  1. Click the Create documentation issue link on any document. This redirects you to a GitHub issue page prepopulated with some headers.
  2. Describe the issue or suggestion for improvement. Provide as many details as you can.
  3. Click Submit new issue.

After submitting, check in on your issue occasionally or turn on GitHub notifications. It might take a few days until maintainers and approvers respond. Reviewers and other community members might ask questions before they can take action on your issue.

Suggesting new content or features

If you have an idea for new content or a feature, but you aren’t sure where it should go, you can still file an issue. You can also report bugs and security vulnerabilities.

  1. Go to GitHub and select New issue inside the Issues tab.

  2. Select the type of issue that best applies to your request or doubt.

  3. Fill out the template.

  4. Submit the issue.

How to file great issues

Keep the following in mind when filing an issue:

  • Provide a clear issue description. Describe what specifically is missing, out of date, wrong, or needs improvement.
  • Explain the specific impact the issue has on users.
  • Limit the scope of a given issue to a reasonable unit of work. For problems with a large scope, break them down into smaller issues. For example, “Fix the security docs” is too broad, but “Add details to the ‘Restricting network access’ topic” is specific enough to be actionable.
  • Search the existing issues to see if there’s anything related or similar to the new issue.
  • If the new issue relates to another issue or pull request, refer to it either by its full URL or by the issue or pull request number prefixed with a # character. For example, Introduced by #987654.
  • Follow the Code of Conduct. Respect your fellow contributors. For example, “The docs are terrible” is not helpful or polite feedback.