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Codespaces organization secrets

The Codespaces organizations secrets API enables you to manage your organization-level Codespaces secrets using the REST API.

Note: The Codespaces organizations secrets API is currently in public beta and subject to change.

List organization secrets

Lists all Codespaces secrets available at the organization-level without revealing their encrypted values. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/public-key
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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 secret without revealing its encrypted value. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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 secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Example encrypting a secret using Node.js

Encrypt your secret using the libsodium-wrappers library.

const sodium = require('libsodium-wrappers')
const secret = 'plain-text-secret' // replace with the secret you want to encrypt
const key = 'base64-encoded-public-key' // replace with the Base64 encoded public key

//Check if libsodium is ready and then proceed.
sodium.ready.then(() => {
  // Convert Secret & Base64 key to Uint8Array.
  let binkey = sodium.from_base64(key, sodium.base64_variants.ORIGINAL)
  let binsec = sodium.from_string(secret)

  //Encrypt the secret using LibSodium
  let encBytes = sodium.crypto_box_seal(binsec, binkey)

  // Convert encrypted Uint8Array to Base64
  let output = sodium.to_base64(encBytes, sodium.base64_variants.ORIGINAL)

  console.log(output)
});

Example encrypting a secret using Python

Encrypt your secret using pynacl with Python 3.

from base64 import b64encode
from nacl import encoding, public

def encrypt(public_key: str, secret_value: str) -> str:
  """Encrypt a Unicode string using the public key."""
  public_key = public.PublicKey(public_key.encode("utf-8"), encoding.Base64Encoder())
  sealed_box = public.SealedBox(public_key)
  encrypted = sealed_box.encrypt(secret_value.encode("utf-8"))
  return b64encode(encrypted).decode("utf-8")

Example encrypting a secret using C#

Encrypt your secret using the Sodium.Core package.

var secretValue = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("mySecret");
var publicKey = Convert.FromBase64String("2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvvcCU=");

var sealedPublicKeyBox = Sodium.SealedPublicKeyBox.Create(secretValue, publicKey);

Console.WriteLine(Convert.ToBase64String(sealedPublicKeyBox));

Example encrypting a secret using Ruby

Encrypt your secret using the rbnacl gem.

require "rbnacl"
require "base64"

key = Base64.decode64("+ZYvJDZMHUfBkJdyq5Zm9SKqeuBQ4sj+6sfjlH4CgG0=")
public_key = RbNaCl::PublicKey.new(key)

box = RbNaCl::Boxes::Sealed.from_public_key(public_key)
encrypted_secret = box.encrypt("my_secret")

# Print the base64 encoded secret
puts Base64.strict_encode64(encrypted_secret)

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_valuestring

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

key_idstring

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

visibilitystringRequired

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_idsarray 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

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

put/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}
curl \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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 secret using the secret name. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples

delete/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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 secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
selected_repository_idsarray of integersRequired

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

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

409

Conflict when visibility type not set to selected

Code samples

put/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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 secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

repository_idintegerRequired

HTTP response status codes

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

put/orgs/{org}/codespaces/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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 secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_namestringRequired

The name of the secret.

repository_idintegerRequired

HTTP response status codes

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

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

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

Status: 204