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Deployment branch policies

Use the REST API to manage custom deployment branch policies.

About deployment branch policies

You can use the REST API to specify custom name patterns that branches must match in order to deploy to an environment. The deployment_branch_policy.custom_branch_policies property for the environment must be set to true to use these endpoints. To update the deployment_branch_policy for an environment, see "Deployment environments."

For more information about restricting environment deployments to certain branches, see "Using environments for deployment."

List deployment branch policies

Lists the deployment branch policies for an environment.

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

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "List deployment branch policies"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • actions:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List deployment branch policies"

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 deployment branch policies"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List deployment branch policies"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/deployment-branch-policies
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/deployment-branch-policies

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "branch_policies": [ { "id": 361471, "node_id": "MDE2OkdhdGVCcmFuY2hQb2xpY3kzNjE0NzE=", "name": "release/*" }, { "id": 361472, "node_id": "MDE2OkdhdGVCcmFuY2hQb2xpY3kzNjE0NzI=", "name": "main" } ] }

Create a deployment branch policy

Creates a deployment branch policy for an environment.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a deployment branch policy"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • administration:write

Parameters for "Create a deployment branch policy"

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.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string Required

The name pattern that branches or tags must match in order to deploy to the environment.

Wildcard characters will not match /. For example, to match branches that begin with release/ and contain an additional single slash, use release/*/*. For more information about pattern matching syntax, see the Ruby File.fnmatch documentation.

HTTP response status codes for "Create a deployment branch policy"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

303

Response if the same branch name pattern already exists

404

Not Found or deployment_branch_policy.custom_branch_policies property for the environment is set to false

Code samples for "Create a deployment branch policy"

Request examples

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/deployment-branch-policies
curl -L \ -X POST \ -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/deployment-branch-policies \ -d '{"name":"release/*"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 364662, "node_id": "MDE2OkdhdGVCcmFuY2hQb2xpY3kzNjQ2NjI=", "name": "release/*" }

Get a deployment branch policy

Gets a deployment branch policy for an environment.

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

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a deployment branch policy"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • actions:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get a deployment branch policy"

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.

branch_policy_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the branch policy.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a deployment branch policy"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a deployment branch policy"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/deployment-branch-policies/{branch_policy_id}
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/deployment-branch-policies/BRANCH_POLICY_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 364662, "node_id": "MDE2OkdhdGVCcmFuY2hQb2xpY3kzNjQ2NjI=", "name": "release/*" }

Update a deployment branch policy

Updates a deployment branch policy for an environment.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update a deployment branch policy"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • administration:write

Parameters for "Update a deployment branch policy"

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.

branch_policy_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the branch policy.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string Required

The name pattern that branches must match in order to deploy to the environment.

Wildcard characters will not match /. For example, to match branches that begin with release/ and contain an additional single slash, use release/*/*. For more information about pattern matching syntax, see the Ruby File.fnmatch documentation.

HTTP response status codes for "Update a deployment branch policy"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Update a deployment branch policy"

Request example

put/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/deployment-branch-policies/{branch_policy_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/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/deployment-branch-policies/BRANCH_POLICY_ID \ -d '{"name":"release/*"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 364662, "node_id": "MDE2OkdhdGVCcmFuY2hQb2xpY3kzNjQ2NjI=", "name": "release/*" }

Delete a deployment branch policy

Deletes a deployment branch policy for an environment.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete a deployment branch policy"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • administration:write

Parameters for "Delete a deployment branch policy"

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.

branch_policy_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the branch policy.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a deployment branch policy"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Delete a deployment branch policy"

Request example

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/environments/{environment_name}/deployment-branch-policies/{branch_policy_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/repos/OWNER/REPO/environments/ENVIRONMENT_NAME/deployment-branch-policies/BRANCH_POLICY_ID

Response

Status: 204