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Deployment environments

The Deployment environments API allows you to create, configure, and delete deployment environments.

About the Deployment environments API

For more information about environments, see "Using environments for deployment." To manage environment secrets, see "Secrets."

Environments, environment protection rules, and environment secrets are available in public repositories for all products. For access to environments in private repositories, you must use GitHub Enterprise. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

Get all environments

Works with GitHub Apps

Get all environments for a repository.

Anyone with read access to the repository can use this endpoint. If the repository is private, you must use an access token with the repo scope. GitHub Apps must have the actions:read permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. 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/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "environments": [ { "id": 161088068, "node_id": "MDExOkVudmlyb25tZW50MTYxMDg4MDY4", "name": "staging", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/environments/staging", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/deployments/activity_log?environments_filter=staging", "created_at": "2020-11-23T22:00:40Z", "updated_at": "2020-11-23T22:00:40Z", "protection_rules": [ { "id": 3736, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3MzY=", "type": "wait_timer", "wait_timer": 30 }, { "id": 3755, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3NTU=", "type": "required_reviewers", "reviewers": [ { "type": "User", "reviewer": { "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 } }, { "type": "Team", "reviewer": { "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VGVhbTE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/orgs/github/teams/justice-league", "name": "Justice League", "slug": "justice-league", "description": "A great team.", "privacy": "closed", "permission": "admin", "members_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/members{/member}", "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/repos", "parent": null } } ] }, { "id": 3756, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3NTY=", "type": "branch_policy" } ], "deployment_branch_policy": { "protected_branches": false, "custom_branch_policies": true } } ] }

Get an environment

Works with GitHub Apps

Anyone with read access to the repository can use this endpoint. If the repository is private, you must use an access token with the repo scope. GitHub Apps must have the actions:read permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_namestringRequired

The name of the environment

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 161088068, "node_id": "MDExOkVudmlyb25tZW50MTYxMDg4MDY4", "name": "staging", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/environments/staging", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/deployments/activity_log?environments_filter=staging", "created_at": "2020-11-23T22:00:40Z", "updated_at": "2020-11-23T22:00:40Z", "protection_rules": [ { "id": 3736, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3MzY=", "type": "wait_timer", "wait_timer": 30 }, { "id": 3755, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3NTU=", "type": "required_reviewers", "reviewers": [ { "type": "User", "reviewer": { "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 } }, { "type": "Team", "reviewer": { "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VGVhbTE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/orgs/github/teams/justice-league", "name": "Justice League", "slug": "justice-league", "description": "A great team.", "privacy": "closed", "permission": "admin", "members_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/members{/member}", "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/repos", "parent": null } } ] }, { "id": 3756, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3NTY=", "type": "branch_policy" } ], "deployment_branch_policy": { "protected_branches": false, "custom_branch_policies": true } }

Create or update an environment

Works with GitHub Apps

Create or update an environment with protection rules, such as required reviewers. For more information about environment protection rules, see "Environments."

Note: Although you can use this operation to specify that only branches that match specified name patterns can deploy to this environment, you must use the UI to set the name patterns. For more information, see "Environments."

Note: To create or update secrets for an environment, see "Secrets."

You must authenticate using an access token with the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_namestringRequired

The name of the environment

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
wait_timerinteger

The amount of time to delay a job after the job is initially triggered. The time (in minutes) must be an integer between 0 and 43,200 (30 days).

reviewersarray of objects or null

The people or teams that may review jobs that reference the environment. You can list up to six users or teams as reviewers. The reviewers must have at least read access to the repository. Only one of the required reviewers needs to approve the job for it to proceed.

Name, Type, Description
typestring

The type of reviewer.

Can be one of: User, Team

idinteger

The id of the user or team who can review the deployment

deployment_branch_policyobject or null

The type of deployment branch policy for this environment. To allow all branches to deploy, set to null.

Name, Type, Description
protected_branchesbooleanRequired

Whether only branches with branch protection rules can deploy to this environment. If protected_branches is true, custom_branch_policies must be false; if protected_branches is false, custom_branch_policies must be true.

custom_branch_policiesbooleanRequired

Whether only branches that match the specified name patterns can deploy to this environment. If custom_branch_policies is true, protected_branches must be false; if custom_branch_policies is false, protected_branches must be true.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

422

Validation error when the environment name is invalid or when protected_branches and custom_branch_policies in deployment_branch_policy are set to the same value

Code samples

put/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}
curl \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 161088068, "node_id": "MDExOkVudmlyb25tZW50MTYxMDg4MDY4", "name": "staging", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/environments/staging", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/deployments/activity_log?environments_filter=staging", "created_at": "2020-11-23T22:00:40Z", "updated_at": "2020-11-23T22:00:40Z", "protection_rules": [ { "id": 3736, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3MzY=", "type": "wait_timer", "wait_timer": 30 }, { "id": 3755, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3NTU=", "type": "required_reviewers", "reviewers": [ { "type": "User", "reviewer": { "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 } }, { "type": "Team", "reviewer": { "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VGVhbTE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/orgs/github/teams/justice-league", "name": "Justice League", "slug": "justice-league", "description": "A great team.", "privacy": "closed", "permission": "admin", "members_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/members{/member}", "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/repos", "parent": null } } ] }, { "id": 3756, "node_id": "MDQ6R2F0ZTM3NTY=", "type": "branch_policy" } ], "deployment_branch_policy": { "protected_branches": false, "custom_branch_policies": true } }

Delete an environment

Works with GitHub Apps

You must authenticate using an access token with the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_namestringRequired

The name of the environment

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

Default response

Code samples

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME

Default response

Status: 204