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Codespaces organization secrets

Use the REST API to manage your organization-level Codespaces secrets.

Note: These endpoints are currently in public beta and subject to change.

List organization secrets

Lists all Codespaces development environment secrets available at the organization-level without revealing their encrypted values.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List organization secrets"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:read

Parameters for "List organization secrets"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List organization secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List organization secrets"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "secrets": [ { "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "all" }, { "name": "GIST_ID", "created_at": "2020-01-10T10:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-11T11:59:22Z", "visibility": "all" } ] }

Get an organization public key

Gets a public key for an organization, which is required in order to encrypt secrets. You need to encrypt the value of a secret before you can create or update secrets. OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an organization public key"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:read

Parameters for "Get an organization public key"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization public key"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an organization public key"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/public-key
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/public-key

Response

Status: 200
{ "key_id": "012345678912345678", "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234" }

Get an organization secret

Gets an organization development environment secret without revealing its encrypted value.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:read

Parameters for "Get an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an organization secret"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "all" }

Create or update an organization secret

Creates or updates an organization development environment secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. For more information, see "Encrypting secrets for the REST API."

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create or update an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:write

Parameters for "Create or update an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_value string

The value for your secret, encrypted with LibSodium using the public key retrieved from the Get an organization public key endpoint.

key_id string

The ID of the key you used to encrypt the secret.

visibility string Required

Which type of organization repositories have access to the organization secret. selected means only the repositories specified by selected_repository_ids can access the secret.

Can be one of: all, private, selected

selected_repository_ids array of integers

An array of repository IDs that can access the organization secret. You can only provide a list of repository IDs when the visibility is set to selected. You can manage the list of selected repositories using the List selected repositories for an organization secret, Set selected repositories for an organization secret, and Remove selected repository from an organization secret endpoints.

HTTP response status codes for "Create or update an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
201

Response when creating a secret

204

Response when updating a secret

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Create or update an organization secret"

Request examples

put/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME \ -d '{"encrypted_value":"c2VjcmV0","key_id":"012345678912345678","visibility":"selected","selected_repository_ids":[1296269,1296280]}'

Response when creating a secret

Delete an organization secret

Deletes an organization development environment secret using the secret name.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:write

Parameters for "Delete an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Delete an organization secret"

Request example

delete/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 204

List selected repositories for an organization secret

Lists all repositories that have been selected when the visibility for repository access to a secret is set to selected.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:read

Parameters for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "repositories": [ { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git", "issue_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git", "stargazers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" } ] }

Set selected repositories for an organization secret

Replaces all repositories for an organization development environment secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:write

Parameters for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
selected_repository_ids array of integers Required

An array of repository ids that can access the organization secret. You can only provide a list of repository ids when the visibility is set to selected. You can add and remove individual repositories using the Set selected repositories for an organization secret and Remove selected repository from an organization secret endpoints.

HTTP response status codes for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

409

Conflict when visibility type not set to selected

Code samples for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Request example

put/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories \ -d '{"selected_repository_ids":[64780797]}'

Response

Status: 204

Add selected repository to an organization secret

Adds a repository to an organization development environment secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:write and metadata:read

Parameters for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

repository_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content when repository was added to the selected list

404

Resource not found

409

Conflict when visibility type is not set to selected

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Request example

put/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories/REPOSITORY_ID

No Content when repository was added to the selected list

Status: 204

Remove selected repository from an organization secret

Removes a repository from an organization development environment secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • organization_codespaces_secrets:write and metadata:read

Parameters for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

repository_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

404

Resource not found

409

Conflict when visibility type not set to selected

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Request example

delete/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/codespaces/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories/REPOSITORY_ID

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

Status: 204