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

REST API endpoints for GitHub Actions Secrets

Use the REST API to interact with secrets in GitHub Actions.

About secrets in GitHub Actions

You can use the REST API to create, update, delete, and retrieve information about secrets that can be used in workflows in GitHub Actions. Secrets allow you to store sensitive information, such as access tokens, in your repository, repository environments, or organization. For more information, see "Using secrets in GitHub Actions."

List organization secrets

Lists all secrets available in an organization without revealing their encrypted values.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, the repo scope is also required.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List organization secrets"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (read)

Parameters for "List organization secrets"

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

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List organization secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List organization secrets"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 3, "secrets": [ { "name": "GIST_ID", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "private" }, { "name": "DEPLOY_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "all" }, { "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "selected", "selected_repositories_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/octo-org/actions/secrets/SUPER_SECRET/repositories" } ] }

Get an organization public key

Gets your public key, which you need to encrypt secrets. You need to encrypt a secret before you can create or update secrets.

The authenticated user must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need theadmin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an organization public key"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get an organization public key"

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.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization public key"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an organization public key"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/public-key
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/public-key

Response

Status: 200
{ "key_id": "012345678912345678", "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234" }

Get an organization secret

Gets a single organization secret without revealing its encrypted value.

The authenticated user must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need theadmin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an organization secret"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "selected", "selected_repositories_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/octo-org/actions/secrets/SUPER_SECRET/repositories" }

Create or update an organization secret

Creates or updates an organization secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. For more information, see "Encrypting secrets for the REST API."

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need theadmin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create or update an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "Create or update an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_value string

Value for your secret, encrypted with LibSodium using the public key retrieved from the Get an organization public key endpoint.

key_id string

ID of the key you used to encrypt the secret.

visibility string Required

Which type of organization repositories have access to the organization secret. selected means only the repositories specified by selected_repository_ids can access the secret.

Can be one of: all, private, selected

selected_repository_ids array of integers

An array of repository ids that can access the organization secret. You can only provide a list of repository ids when the visibility is set to selected. You can manage the list of selected repositories using the List selected repositories for an organization secret, Set selected repositories for an organization secret, and Remove selected repository from an organization secret endpoints.

HTTP response status codes for "Create or update an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
201

Response when creating a secret

204

Response when updating a secret

Code samples for "Create or update an organization secret"

Request examples

put/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME \ -d '{"encrypted_value":"c2VjcmV0","key_id":"012345678912345678","visibility":"selected","selected_repository_ids":[1296269,1296280]}'

Response when creating a secret

Delete an organization secret

Deletes a secret in an organization using the secret name.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need theadmin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "Delete an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Delete an organization secret"

Request example

delete/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 204

List selected repositories for an organization secret

Lists all repositories that have been selected when the visibility for repository access to a secret is set to selected.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, the repo scope is also required.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (read)

Parameters for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Request example

get/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "repositories": [ { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git", "issue_comment_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git", "stargazers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "http://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" } ] }

Set selected repositories for an organization secret

Replaces all repositories for an organization secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, the repo scope is also required.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (write)

Parameters for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
selected_repository_ids array of integers Required

An array of repository ids that can access the organization secret. You can only provide a list of repository ids when the visibility is set to selected. You can add and remove individual repositories using the Add selected repository to an organization secret and Remove selected repository from an organization secret endpoints.

HTTP response status codes for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Request example

put/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories \ -d '{"selected_repository_ids":[64780797]}'

Response

Status: 204

Add selected repository to an organization secret

Adds a repository to an organization secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. For more information about setting the visibility, see Create or update an organization secret.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (write) and "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

repository_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content when repository was added to the selected list

409

Conflict when visibility type is not set to selected

Code samples for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Request example

put/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories/REPOSITORY_ID

No Content when repository was added to the selected list

Status: 204

Remove selected repository from an organization secret

Removes a repository from an organization secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. If the repository is private, the repo scope is also required.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" organization permissions (write) and "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

repository_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

409

Conflict when visibility type not set to selected

Code samples for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Request example

delete/orgs/{org}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories/REPOSITORY_ID

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

Status: 204

List repository organization secrets

Lists all organization secrets shared with a repository without revealing their encrypted values.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List repository organization secrets"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "List repository organization secrets"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. 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

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List repository organization secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List repository organization secrets"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/organization-secrets
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/organization-secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "secrets": [ { "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }, { "name": "GIST_ID", "created_at": "2020-01-10T10:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-11T11:59:22Z" } ] }

List repository secrets

Lists all secrets available in a repository without revealing their encrypted values.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List repository secrets"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "List repository secrets"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. 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

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List repository secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List repository secrets"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/secrets
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "secrets": [ { "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }, { "name": "GIST_ID", "created_at": "2020-01-10T10:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-11T11:59:22Z" } ] }

Get a repository public key

Gets your public key, which you need to encrypt secrets. You need to encrypt a secret before you can create or update secrets.

Anyone with read access to the repository can use this endpoint.

If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a repository public key"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get a repository public key"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a repository public key"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a repository public key"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/secrets/public-key
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/secrets/public-key

Response

Status: 200
{ "key_id": "012345678912345678", "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234" }

Get a repository secret

Gets a single repository secret without revealing its encrypted value.

The authenticated user must have collaborator access to the repository to use this endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a repository secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get a repository secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a repository secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a repository secret"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }

Create or update a repository secret

Creates or updates a repository secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. For more information, see "Encrypting secrets for the REST API."

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create or update a repository secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (write)

Parameters for "Create or update a repository secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_value string

Value for your secret, encrypted with LibSodium using the public key retrieved from the Get a repository public key endpoint.

key_id string

ID of the key you used to encrypt the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Create or update a repository secret"

Status codeDescription
201

Response when creating a secret

204

Response when updating a secret

Code samples for "Create or update a repository secret"

Request examples

put/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME \ -d '{"encrypted_value":"c2VjcmV0","key_id":"012345678912345678"}'

Response when creating a secret

Delete a repository secret

Deletes a secret in a repository using the secret name.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete a repository secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (write)

Parameters for "Delete a repository secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a repository secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Delete a repository secret"

Request example

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/actions/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/actions/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 204

List environment secrets

Lists all secrets available in an environment without revealing their encrypted values.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List environment secrets"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read) and "Environments" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "List environment secrets"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_name string Required

The name of the environment. The name must be URL encoded. For example, any slashes in the name must be replaced with %2F.

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

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List environment secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List environment secrets"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/secrets
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "secrets": [ { "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }, { "name": "GIST_ID", "created_at": "2020-01-10T10:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-11T11:59:22Z" } ] }

Get an environment public key

Get the public key for an environment, which you need to encrypt environment secrets. You need to encrypt a secret before you can create or update secrets.

Anyone with read access to the repository can use this endpoint.

If the repository is private, OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an environment public key"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read) and "Environments" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get an environment public key"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_name string Required

The name of the environment. The name must be URL encoded. For example, any slashes in the name must be replaced with %2F.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an environment public key"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an environment public key"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/secrets/public-key
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/secrets/public-key

Response

Status: 200
{ "key_id": "012345678912345678", "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234" }

Get an environment secret

Gets a single environment secret without revealing its encrypted value.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an environment secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (read) and "Environments" repository permissions (read)

Parameters for "Get an environment secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_name string Required

The name of the environment. The name must be URL encoded. For example, any slashes in the name must be replaced with %2F.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an environment secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an environment secret"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }

Create or update an environment secret

Creates or updates an environment secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. For more information, see "Encrypting secrets for the REST API."

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create or update an environment secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (write) and "Environments" repository permissions (write)

Parameters for "Create or update an environment secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_name string Required

The name of the environment. The name must be URL encoded. For example, any slashes in the name must be replaced with %2F.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_value string Required

Value for your secret, encrypted with LibSodium using the public key retrieved from the Get an environment public key endpoint.

key_id string Required

ID of the key you used to encrypt the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Create or update an environment secret"

Status codeDescription
201

Response when creating a secret

204

Response when updating a secret

Code samples for "Create or update an environment secret"

Request examples

put/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/secrets/SECRET_NAME \ -d '{"encrypted_value":"c2VjcmV0","key_id":"012345678912345678"}'

Response when creating a secret

Delete an environment secret

Deletes a secret in an environment using the secret name.

Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

OAuth tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete an environment secret"

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

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

  • "Secrets" repository permissions (write) and "Environments" repository permissions (write)

Parameters for "Delete an environment secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

environment_name string Required

The name of the environment. The name must be URL encoded. For example, any slashes in the name must be replaced with %2F.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an environment secret"

Status codeDescription
204

Default response

Code samples for "Delete an environment secret"

Request example

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Default response

Status: 204