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Global Webhooks

Global Webhooks are installed on your enterprise. You can use global webhooks to automatically monitor, respond to, or enforce rules for users, organizations, teams, and repositories on your enterprise.

Global webhooks can subscribe to the organization, user, repository, team, member, membership, fork, and ping event types.

This API is only available to authenticated site administrators. Normal users will receive a 404 response if they try to access it. To learn how to configure global webhooks, see About global webhooks.

List global webhooks

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

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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/admin/hooks
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/hooks

Response

Status: 200
[ { "type": "Global", "id": 1, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "organization", "user" ], "config": { "url": "https://example.com", "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "secret": "********" }, "updated_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "created_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1", "ping_url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1/pings" } ]

Preview notice

The Global Webhooks API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.superpro-preview+json

Create a global webhook

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

See preview notice
Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
namestringRequired

Must be passed as "web".

configobjectRequired

Key/value pairs to provide settings for this webhook.

Name, Type, Description
urlstringRequired

The URL to which the payloads will be delivered.

content_typestring

The media type used to serialize the payloads. Supported values include json and form. The default is form.

secretstring

If provided, the secret will be used as the key to generate the HMAC hex digest value in the X-Hub-Signature header.

insecure_sslstring

Determines whether the SSL certificate of the host for url will be verified when delivering payloads. Supported values include 0 (verification is performed) and 1 (verification is not performed). The default is 0. We strongly recommend not setting this to 1 as you are subject to man-in-the-middle and other attacks.

eventsarray of strings

The events that trigger this webhook. A global webhook can be triggered by user and organization events. Default: user and organization.

activeboolean

Determines if notifications are sent when the webhook is triggered. Set to true to send notifications.

Default: true

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

Code samples

post/admin/hooks
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/hooks \ -d '{"name":"web","events":["organization","user"],"config":{"url":"https://example.com/webhook","content_type":"json","secret":"secret"}}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "type": "Global", "id": 1, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "organization", "user" ], "config": { "url": "https://example.com", "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "secret": "********" }, "updated_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "created_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1", "ping_url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1/pings" }

Preview notice

The Global Webhooks API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.superpro-preview+json

Get a global webhook

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

See preview notice
Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
hook_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the hook.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/admin/hooks/{hook_id}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/hooks/HOOK_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "type": "Global", "id": 1, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "organization", "user" ], "config": { "url": "https://example.com", "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "secret": "********" }, "updated_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "created_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1", "ping_url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1/pings" }

Preview notice

The Global Webhooks API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.superpro-preview+json

Update a global webhook

Parameters that are not provided will be overwritten with the default value or removed if no default exists.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

See preview notice
Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
hook_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the hook.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
configobject

Key/value pairs to provide settings for this webhook.

Name, Type, Description
urlstringRequired

The URL to which the payloads will be delivered.

content_typestring

The media type used to serialize the payloads. Supported values include json and form. The default is form.

secretstring

If provided, the secret will be used as the key to generate the HMAC hex digest value in the X-Hub-Signature header.

insecure_sslstring

Determines whether the SSL certificate of the host for url will be verified when delivering payloads. Supported values include 0 (verification is performed) and 1 (verification is not performed). The default is 0. We strongly recommend not setting this to 1 as you are subject to man-in-the-middle and other attacks.

eventsarray of strings

The events that trigger this webhook. A global webhook can be triggered by user and organization events. Default: user and organization.

activeboolean

Determines if notifications are sent when the webhook is triggered. Set to true to send notifications.

Default: true

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

patch/admin/hooks/{hook_id}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/hooks/HOOK_ID \ -d '{"events":["organization"],"config":{"url":"https://example.com/webhook"}}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "type": "Global", "id": 1, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "organization" ], "config": { "url": "https://example.com", "content_type": "form", "insecure_ssl": "0" }, "updated_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "created_at": "2017-12-07T00:14:59Z", "url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1", "ping_url": "https://api.github.com/admin/hooks/1/pings" }

Preview notice

The Global Webhooks API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.superpro-preview+json

Delete a global webhook

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

See preview notice
Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
hook_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the hook.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/admin/hooks/{hook_id}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/hooks/HOOK_ID

Response

Status: 204

Preview notice

The Global Webhooks API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.superpro-preview+json

Ping a global webhook

This will trigger a ping event to be sent to the webhook.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

See preview notice
Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
hook_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the hook.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

post/admin/hooks/{hook_id}/pings
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/hooks/HOOK_ID/pings

Response

Status: 204

Preview notice

The Global Webhooks API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.superpro-preview+json