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Deprecation Notice: GitHub will discontinue password authentication to the API. You must now authenticate to the GitHub API with an API token, such as an OAuth access token, GitHub App installation access token, or personal access token, depending on what you need to do with the token. For more information, see the blog post.

Authenticating to the API using a password is currently available and not yet deprecated in GitHub Enterprise Server. GitHub will announce the deprecation and provide advanced notice before removing support for this feature.

You can use this API to manage the access OAuth applications have to your account. You can only access this API via Basic Authentication using your username and password, not tokens.

If you or your users have two-factor authentication enabled, make sure you understand how to work with two-factor authentication.

List your grants

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

You can use this API to list the set of OAuth applications that have been granted access to your account. Unlike the list your authorizations API, this API does not manage individual tokens. This API will return one entry for each OAuth application that has been granted access to your account, regardless of the number of tokens an application has generated for your user. The list of OAuth applications returned matches what is shown on the application authorizations settings screen within GitHub. The scopes returned are the union of scopes authorized for the application. For example, if an application has one token with repo scope and another token with user scope, the grant will return ["repo", "user"].

get /applications/grants

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/applications/grants
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /applications/grants')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/applications/grants/1",
    "app": {
      "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
      "name": "my github app",
      "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
    },
    "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
    "scopes": [
      "public_repo"
    ]
  }
]

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Get a single grant

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

get /applications/grants/{grant_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

grant_id integer path

grant_id parameter

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/applications/grants/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /applications/grants/{grant_id}', {
  grant_id: 42
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/applications/grants/1",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ]
}

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Delete a grant

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

Deleting an OAuth application's grant will also delete all OAuth tokens associated with the application for your user. Once deleted, the application has no access to your account and is no longer listed on the application authorizations settings screen within GitHub.

delete /applications/grants/{grant_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

grant_id integer path

grant_id parameter

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/applications/grants/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /applications/grants/{grant_id}', {
  grant_id: 42
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

List your authorizations

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

get /authorizations

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /authorizations')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 2,
    "url": "https://enterprise.octocat.com/api/v3/authorizations/2",
    "app": {
      "name": "My personal access token",
      "url": "https://developer.github.com/enterprise/v3/enterprise-admin/users/#list-personal-access-tokens",
      "client_id": "00000000000000000000"
    },
    "token": "",
    "hashed_token": "23cffb2fab1b0a62747863eba88cb9327e561f2f7a0c8661c0d9b83146cb8d45",
    "token_last_eight": "848f9f8a",
    "note": "My personal access token",
    "note_url": null,
    "created_at": "2019-04-24T21:49:02Z",
    "updated_at": "2019-04-24T21:49:02Z",
    "scopes": [
      "admin:business",
      "admin:gpg_key",
      "admin:org",
      "admin:org_hook",
      "admin:pre_receive_hook",
      "admin:public_key",
      "admin:repo_hook",
      "delete_repo",
      "gist",
      "notifications",
      "repo",
      "user",
      "write:discussion"
    ],
    "fingerprint": null
  }
]

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Create a new authorization

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

Warning: Apps must use the web application flow to obtain OAuth tokens that work with GitHub Enterprise Server SAML organizations. OAuth tokens created using the Authorizations API will be unable to access GitHub Enterprise Server SAML organizations. For more information, see the blog post.

Creates OAuth tokens using Basic Authentication. If you have two-factor authentication setup, Basic Authentication for this endpoint requires that you use a one-time password (OTP) and your username and password instead of tokens. For more information, see "Working with two-factor authentication."

To create tokens for a particular OAuth application using this endpoint, you must authenticate as the user you want to create an authorization for and provide the app's client ID and secret, found on your OAuth application's settings page. If your OAuth application intends to create multiple tokens for one user, use fingerprint to differentiate between them.

You can also create tokens on GitHub Enterprise Server from the personal access tokens settings page. Read more about these tokens in the GitHub Help documentation.

Organizations that enforce SAML SSO require personal access tokens to be allowed. Read more about allowing tokens in the GitHub Help documentation.

post /authorizations

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations \
  -d '{"scopes":["scopes"]}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /authorizations', {
  scopes: [
    'scopes'
  ]
})

Default response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678"
}

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Gone

Status: 410 Gone

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Get-or-create an authorization for a specific app

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

Warning: Apps must use the web application flow to obtain OAuth tokens that work with GitHub Enterprise Server SAML organizations. OAuth tokens created using the Authorizations API will be unable to access GitHub Enterprise Server SAML organizations. For more information, see the blog post.

Creates a new authorization for the specified OAuth application, only if an authorization for that application doesn't already exist for the user. The URL includes the 20 character client ID for the OAuth app that is requesting the token. It returns the user's existing authorization for the application if one is present. Otherwise, it creates and returns a new one.

If you have two-factor authentication setup, Basic Authentication for this endpoint requires that you use a one-time password (OTP) and your username and password instead of tokens. For more information, see "Working with two-factor authentication."

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

put /authorizations/clients/{client_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

client_id string path
client_secret string body

Required. The OAuth app client secret for which to create the token.

scopes array of strings or null body

A list of scopes that this authorization is in.

note string body

A note to remind you what the OAuth token is for.

note_url string body

A URL to remind you what app the OAuth token is for.

fingerprint string body

A unique string to distinguish an authorization from others created for the same client ID and user.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations/clients/CLIENT_ID \
  -d '{"client_secret":"client_secret"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /authorizations/clients/{client_id}', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  client_secret: 'client_secret'
})

Response if returning an existing token

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": ""
}

Default response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678"
}

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Get-or-create an authorization for a specific app and fingerprint

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

Warning: Apps must use the web application flow to obtain OAuth tokens that work with GitHub Enterprise Server SAML organizations. OAuth tokens created using the Authorizations API will be unable to access GitHub Enterprise Server SAML organizations. For more information, see the blog post.

This method will create a new authorization for the specified OAuth application, only if an authorization for that application and fingerprint do not already exist for the user. The URL includes the 20 character client ID for the OAuth app that is requesting the token. fingerprint is a unique string to distinguish an authorization from others created for the same client ID and user. It returns the user's existing authorization for the application if one is present. Otherwise, it creates and returns a new one.

If you have two-factor authentication setup, Basic Authentication for this endpoint requires that you use a one-time password (OTP) and your username and password instead of tokens. For more information, see "Working with two-factor authentication."

put /authorizations/clients/{client_id}/{fingerprint}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

client_id string path
fingerprint string path
client_secret string body

Required. The OAuth app client secret for which to create the token.

scopes array of strings or null body

A list of scopes that this authorization is in.

note string body

A note to remind you what the OAuth token is for.

note_url string body

A URL to remind you what app the OAuth token is for.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations/clients/CLIENT_ID/FINGERPRINT \
  -d '{"client_secret":"client_secret"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /authorizations/clients/{client_id}/{fingerprint}', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  fingerprint: 'fingerprint',
  client_secret: 'client_secret'
})

Response if returning an existing token

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678"
}

Default response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678"
}

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Get a single authorization

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

get /authorizations/{authorization_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

authorization_id integer path

authorization_id parameter

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /authorizations/{authorization_id}', {
  authorization_id: 42
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678"
}

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Update an existing authorization

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

If you have two-factor authentication setup, Basic Authentication for this endpoint requires that you use a one-time password (OTP) and your username and password instead of tokens. For more information, see "Working with two-factor authentication."

You can only send one of these scope keys at a time.

patch /authorizations/{authorization_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

authorization_id integer path

authorization_id parameter

scopes array of strings or null body

A list of scopes that this authorization is in.

add_scopes array of strings body

A list of scopes to add to this authorization.

remove_scopes array of strings body

A list of scopes to remove from this authorization.

note string body

A note to remind you what the OAuth token is for.

note_url string body

A URL to remind you what app the OAuth token is for.

fingerprint string body

A unique string to distinguish an authorization from others created for the same client ID and user.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PATCH \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations/42 \
  -d '{"scopes":["scopes"]}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PATCH /authorizations/{authorization_id}', {
  authorization_id: 42,
  scopes: [
    'scopes'
  ]
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678"
}

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Delete an authorization

Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will discontinue the OAuth Authorizations API, which is used by integrations to create personal access tokens and OAuth tokens, and you must now create these tokens using our web application flow. The OAuth Authorizations API will be removed on November, 13, 2020. For more information, including scheduled brownouts, see the blog post.

delete /authorizations/{authorization_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

authorization_id integer path

authorization_id parameter

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/authorizations/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /authorizations/{authorization_id}', {
  authorization_id: 42
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Requires authentication

Status: 401 Unauthorized

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

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