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The REST API is now versioned. For more information, see "About API versioning."

Project (classic) collaborators

Use the REST API to manage collaborators on a classic project.

Notes:

  • These endpoints only interact with projects (classic). To manage Projects, use the GraphQL API. For more information, see "Using the API to manage Projects."
  • To create a new classic project, the organization, user, or repository must already have at least one classic project.

The REST API to manage projects (classic) only supports authentication using a personal access token (classic). For more information, see "Creating a personal access token."

List project collaborators

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists the collaborators for an organization project. For a project, the list of collaborators includes outside collaborators, organization members that are direct collaborators, organization members with access through team memberships, organization members with access through default organization permissions, and organization owners. You must be an organization owner or a project admin to list collaborators.

Parameters for "List project collaborators"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the project.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
affiliation string

Filters the collaborators by their affiliation. outside means outside collaborators of a project that are not a member of the project's organization. direct means collaborators with permissions to a project, regardless of organization membership status. all means all collaborators the authenticated user can see.

Default: all

Can be one of: outside, direct, all

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List project collaborators"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "List project collaborators"

get/projects/{project_id}/collaborators
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/projects/PROJECT_ID/collaborators

Response

Status: 200
[ { "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 } ]

Add project collaborator

Works with GitHub Apps

Adds a collaborator to an organization project and sets their permission level. You must be an organization owner or a project admin to add a collaborator.

Parameters for "Add project collaborator"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the project.

username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
permission string

The permission to grant the collaborator.

Default: write

Can be one of: read, write, admin

HTTP response status codes for "Add project collaborator"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Add project collaborator"

put/projects/{project_id}/collaborators/{username}
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/projects/PROJECT_ID/collaborators/USERNAME \ -d '{"permission":"write"}'

Response

Status: 204

Remove user as a collaborator

Works with GitHub Apps

Removes a collaborator from an organization project. You must be an organization owner or a project admin to remove a collaborator.

Parameters for "Remove user as a collaborator"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the project.

username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

HTTP response status codes for "Remove user as a collaborator"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Remove user as a collaborator"

delete/projects/{project_id}/collaborators/{username}
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/projects/PROJECT_ID/collaborators/USERNAME

Response

Status: 204

Get project permission for a user

Works with GitHub Apps

Returns the collaborator's permission level for an organization project. Possible values for the permission key: admin, write, read, none. You must be an organization owner or a project admin to review a user's permission level.

Parameters for "Get project permission for a user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
project_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the project.

username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

HTTP response status codes for "Get project permission for a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Get project permission for a user"

get/projects/{project_id}/collaborators/{username}/permission
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/projects/PROJECT_ID/collaborators/USERNAME/permission

Response

Status: 200
{ "permission": "admin", "user": { "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 } }