Starter code from forked repository

Has anyone tried creating a GitHub classroom assignment with starter code from a forked repository? Is this possible? So far, it doesn’t work for me.

The autocomplete field for starter code says that the repository does not exist. The forked repository is inside the same organization that GitHub classroom is connected to and the repo is set to private.

I have a different repository in the organization that is also private but is detected in the autocomplete field. The only difference that I see so far is that repo was not forked.

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I found an issue talking about this problem on the github classroom code repository ( If you look at the discussion you will find a temporary workaround. As of the moment, it is filed as an active bug.

Thanks for the link. The workaround method suggested there worked for me. Hope this bug is fixed asap.