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Timeline events

Use the REST API to receive events triggered by timeline activity in issues and pull requests.

About timeline events

You can use the REST API to view different types of events triggered by timeline activity in issues and pull requests. For more information about the specific events that you can receive, see "Issue event types." To view GitHub activity outside of issues and pull requests, see "GitHub event types."

You can use timeline events to display information about issues and pull requests or determine who should be notified of issue comments.

Every pull request is an issue, but not every issue is a pull request. For this reason, "shared" actions for both features, like managing assignees, labels, and milestones, are provided within the Issues endpoints.

List timeline events for an issue

List all timeline events for an issue.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List timeline events for an issue"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have at least one of the following permission sets:

  • issues:read
  • pull_requests:read

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

Parameters for "List timeline events for an issue"

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.

issue_number integer Required

The number that identifies the issue.

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 timeline events for an issue"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

410

Gone

Code samples for "List timeline events for an issue"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/{issue_number}/timeline
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/issues/ISSUE_NUMBER/timeline

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 6430295168, "node_id": "LOE_lADODwFebM5HwC0kzwAAAAF_RoSA", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/github/roadmap/issues/events/6430295168", "actor": { "login": "github", "id": 9919, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjk5MTk=", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/9919?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github", "html_url": "https://github.com/github", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github/received_events", "type": "Organization", "site_admin": false }, "event": "locked", "commit_id": null, "commit_url": null, "created_at": "2022-04-13T20:49:13Z", "lock_reason": null, "performed_via_github_app": null }, { "id": 6430296748, "node_id": "LE_lADODwFebM5HwC0kzwAAAAF_Roqs", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/github/roadmap/issues/events/6430296748", "actor": { "login": "github-product-roadmap", "id": 67656570, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjY3NjU2NTcw", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/67656570?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap", "html_url": "https://github.com/github-product-roadmap", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "event": "labeled", "commit_id": null, "commit_url": null, "created_at": "2022-04-13T20:49:34Z", "label": { "name": "beta", "color": "99dd88" }, "performed_via_github_app": null }, { "id": 6635165802, "node_id": "RTE_lADODwFebM5HwC0kzwAAAAGLfJhq", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/github/roadmap/issues/events/6635165802", "actor": { "login": "github-product-roadmap", "id": 67656570, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjY3NjU2NTcw", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/67656570?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap", "html_url": "https://github.com/github-product-roadmap", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/github-product-roadmap/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "event": "renamed", "commit_id": null, "commit_url": null, "created_at": "2022-05-18T19:29:01Z", "rename": { "from": "Secret scanning: dry-runs for enterprise-level custom patterns (cloud)", "to": "Secret scanning: dry-runs for enterprise-level custom patterns" }, "performed_via_github_app": null }, { "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/github/roadmap/issues/comments/1130876857", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/roadmap/issues/493#issuecomment-1130876857", "issue_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/github/roadmap/issues/493", "id": 1130876857, "node_id": "IC_kwDODwFebM5DZ8-5", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 94867353, "node_id": "U_kgDOBaePmQ", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/94867353?v=4", "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": true }, "created_at": "2022-05-19T00:52:15Z", "updated_at": "2022-05-19T00:52:15Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR", "body": "🚢 Shipped to the cloud: https://github.blog/changelog/2022-05-12-secret-scanning-dry-runs-for-enterprise-level-custom-patterns/", "reactions": { "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/github/roadmap/issues/comments/1130876857/reactions", "total_count": 0, "+1": 0, "-1": 0, "laugh": 0, "hooray": 0, "confused": 0, "heart": 0, "rocket": 0, "eyes": 0 }, "performed_via_github_app": null, "event": "commented", "actor": { "login": "octocat", "id": 94867353, "node_id": "U_kgDOBaePmQ", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/94867353?v=4", "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": true } } ]