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REST API endpoints for external groups

Use the REST API to view the external identity provider groups that are available to your organization and manage the connection between external groups and teams in your organization.

About external groups

To use these endpoints, the authenticated user must be a team maintainer or an owner of the organization associated with the team.

Notes:

Get an external group

Displays information about the specific group's usage. Provides a list of the group's external members as well as a list of teams that this group is connected to.

You can manage team membership with your identity provider using Enterprise Managed Users for GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "GitHub's products" in the GitHub Help documentation.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an external group"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Members" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "Get an external group"

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.

group_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the group.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an external group"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an external group"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/external-group/{group_id}
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/external-group/GROUP_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "group_id": "123", "group_name": "Octocat admins", "updated_at": "2021-01-24T11:31:04-06:00", "teams": [ { "team_id": 1, "team_name": "team-test" }, { "team_id": 2, "team_name": "team-test2" } ], "members": [ { "member_id": 1, "member_login": "mona-lisa_eocsaxrs", "member_name": "Mona Lisa", "member_email": "mona_lisa@github.com" }, { "member_id": 2, "member_login": "octo-lisa_eocsaxrs", "member_name": "Octo Lisa", "member_email": "octo_lisa@github.com" } ] }

List external groups in an organization

Lists external groups available in an organization. You can query the groups using the display_name parameter, only groups with a group_name containing the text provided in the display_name parameter will be returned. You can also limit your page results using the per_page parameter. GitHub Enterprise Cloud generates a url-encoded page token using a cursor value for where the next page begins. For more information on cursor pagination, see "Offset and Cursor Pagination explained."

You can manage team membership with your identity provider using Enterprise Managed Users for GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "GitHub's products" in the GitHub Help documentation.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List external groups in an organization"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Members" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "List external groups in an organization"

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

Page token

display_name string

Limits the list to groups containing the text in the group name

HTTP response status codes for "List external groups in an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List external groups in an organization"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/external-groups
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/external-groups

Response

Status: 200
{ "groups": [ { "group_id": "123", "group_name": "Octocat admins", "updated_at": "2021-01-24T11:31:04-06:00" }, { "group_id": "456", "group_name": "Octocat docs members", "updated_at": "2021-03-24T11:31:04-06:00" } ] }

List a connection between an external group and a team

Lists a connection between a team and an external group.

You can manage team membership with your identity provider using Enterprise Managed Users for GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "GitHub's products" in the GitHub Help documentation.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List a connection between an external group and a team"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Members" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "List a connection between an external group and a team"

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.

team_slug string Required

The slug of the team name.

HTTP response status codes for "List a connection between an external group and a team"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List a connection between an external group and a team"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/teams/{team_slug}/external-groups
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/teams/TEAM_SLUG/external-groups

Response

Status: 200
{ "groups": [ { "group_id": "123", "group_name": "Octocat admins", "updated_at": "2021-01-24T11:31:04-06:00" }, { "group_id": "456", "group_name": "Octocat docs members", "updated_at": "2021-03-24T11:31:04-06:00" } ] }

Update the connection between an external group and a team

Creates a connection between a team and an external group. Only one external group can be linked to a team.

You can manage team membership with your identity provider using Enterprise Managed Users for GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "GitHub's products" in the GitHub Help documentation.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update the connection between an external group and a team"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Members" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "Update the connection between an external group and a team"

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.

team_slug string Required

The slug of the team name.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
group_id integer Required

External Group Id

HTTP response status codes for "Update the connection between an external group and a team"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Update the connection between an external group and a team"

Request example

patch/orgs/{org}/teams/{team_slug}/external-groups
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -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/teams/TEAM_SLUG/external-groups \ -d '{"group_id":123}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "group_id": "123", "group_name": "Octocat admins", "updated_at": "2021-01-24T11:31:04-06:00", "teams": [ { "team_id": 1, "team_name": "team-test" }, { "team_id": 2, "team_name": "team-test2" } ], "members": [ { "member_id": 1, "member_login": "mona-lisa_eocsaxrs", "member_name": "Mona Lisa", "member_email": "mona_lisa@github.com" }, { "member_id": 2, "member_login": "octo-lisa_eocsaxrs", "member_name": "Octo Lisa", "member_email": "octo_lisa@github.com" } ] }

Remove the connection between an external group and a team

Deletes a connection between a team and an external group.

You can manage team membership with your IdP using Enterprise Managed Users for GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see GitHub's products in the GitHub Help documentation.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Remove the connection between an external group and a team"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Members" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "Remove the connection between an external group and a team"

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.

team_slug string Required

The slug of the team name.

HTTP response status codes for "Remove the connection between an external group and a team"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Remove the connection between an external group and a team"

Request example

delete/orgs/{org}/teams/{team_slug}/external-groups
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/teams/TEAM_SLUG/external-groups

Response

Status: 204