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Workflow jobs

The Workflow Jobs API allows you to view logs and workflow jobs.

About the Workflow jobs API

The Workflow jobs API allows you to view logs and workflow jobs. A workflow job is a set of steps that execute on the same runner. For more information, see "Workflow syntax for GitHub Actions".

This API is available for authenticated users, OAuth Apps, and GitHub Apps. Access tokens require repo scope for private repositories and public_repo scope for public repositories. GitHub Apps must have the actions permission to use this API.

Get a job for a workflow run

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets a specific job in a workflow run. 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+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.

job_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the job.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/jobs/{job_id}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/jobs/JOB_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 399444496, "run_id": 29679449, "run_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octo-org/octo-repo/actions/runs/29679449", "node_id": "MDEyOldvcmtmbG93IEpvYjM5OTQ0NDQ5Ng==", "head_sha": "f83a356604ae3c5d03e1b46ef4d1ca77d64a90b0", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octo-org/octo-repo/actions/jobs/399444496", "html_url": "https://github.com/octo-org/octo-repo/runs/399444496", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "started_at": "2020-01-20T17:42:40Z", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T17:44:39Z", "name": "build", "steps": [ { "name": "Set up job", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 1, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:40.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:41.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Run actions/checkout@v2", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 2, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:41.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Set up Ruby", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 3, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Run actions/cache@v3", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 4, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:48.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Install Bundler", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 5, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:48.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:52.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Install Gems", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 6, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:52.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:53.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Run Tests", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 7, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:53.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:59.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Deploy to Heroku", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 8, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:59.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Post actions/cache@v3", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 16, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Complete job", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 17, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00" } ], "check_run_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octo-org/octo-repo/check-runs/399444496" }

Download job logs for a workflow run

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets a redirect URL to download a plain text file of logs for a workflow job. This link expires after 1 minute. Look for Location: in the response header to find the URL for the download. 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+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.

job_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the job.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
302

Found

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/jobs/{job_id}/logs
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/jobs/JOB_ID/logs

Response

Status: 302

List jobs for a workflow run

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists jobs for a workflow run. 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. You can use parameters to narrow the list of results. For more information about using parameters, see Parameters.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+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.

run_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the workflow run.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
filterstring

Filters jobs by their completed_at timestamp. latest returns jobs from the most recent execution of the workflow run. all returns all jobs for a workflow run, including from old executions of the workflow run.

Default: latest

Can be one of: latest, all

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}/actions/runs/{run_id}/jobs
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/runs/RUN_ID/jobs

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "jobs": [ { "id": 399444496, "run_id": 29679449, "run_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octo-org/octo-repo/actions/runs/29679449", "node_id": "MDEyOldvcmtmbG93IEpvYjM5OTQ0NDQ5Ng==", "head_sha": "f83a356604ae3c5d03e1b46ef4d1ca77d64a90b0", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octo-org/octo-repo/actions/jobs/399444496", "html_url": "https://github.com/octo-org/octo-repo/runs/399444496", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "started_at": "2020-01-20T17:42:40Z", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T17:44:39Z", "name": "build", "steps": [ { "name": "Set up job", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 1, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:40.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:41.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Run actions/checkout@v2", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 2, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:41.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Set up Ruby", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 3, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Run actions/cache@v3", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 4, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:45.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:48.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Install Bundler", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 5, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:48.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:52.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Install Gems", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 6, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:52.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:53.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Run Tests", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 7, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:53.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:59.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Deploy to Heroku", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 8, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:42:59.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Post actions/cache@v3", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 16, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00" }, { "name": "Complete job", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "success", "number": 17, "started_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00", "completed_at": "2020-01-20T09:44:39.000-08:00" } ], "check_run_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octo-org/octo-repo/check-runs/399444496", "labels": [ "self-hosted", "foo", "bar" ], "runner_id": 1, "runner_name": "my runner", "runner_group_id": 2, "runner_group_name": "my runner group" } ] }