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REST API endpoints for meta data

Use the REST API to get meta information about GitHub Enterprise Server, including the IP addresses of GitHub Enterprise Server services.

GitHub API Root

Get Hypermedia links to resources accessible in GitHub's REST API

Fine-grained access tokens for "GitHub API Root"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

HTTP response status codes for "GitHub API Root"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "GitHub API Root"

Request example

get/
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/

Response

Status: 200
{ "current_user_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user", "current_user_authorizations_html_url": "https://github.com/settings/connections/applications{/client_id}", "authorizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/authorizations", "code_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/code?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "commit_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/commits?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "emails_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/emails", "emojis_url": "https://HOSTNAME/emojis", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/events", "feeds_url": "https://HOSTNAME/feeds", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/following{/target}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/gists{/gist_id}", "hub_url": "https://HOSTNAME/hub", "issue_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/issues?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/issues", "keys_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/keys", "label_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/labels?q={query}&repository_id={repository_id}{&page,per_page}", "notifications_url": "https://HOSTNAME/notifications", "organization_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/{org}", "organization_repositories_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/{org}/repos{?type,page,per_page,sort}", "organization_teams_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/{org}/teams", "public_gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/gists/public", "rate_limit_url": "https://HOSTNAME/rate_limit", "repository_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/{owner}/{repo}", "repository_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/repositories?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "current_user_repositories_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/repos{?type,page,per_page,sort}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "starred_gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/gists/starred", "topic_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/topics?q={query}{&page,per_page}", "user_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/{user}", "user_organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/user/orgs", "user_repositories_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/{user}/repos{?type,page,per_page,sort}", "user_search_url": "https://HOSTNAME/search/users?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}" }

Get GitHub Enterprise Server meta information

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get GitHub Enterprise Server meta information"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

HTTP response status codes for "Get GitHub Enterprise Server meta information"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples for "Get GitHub Enterprise Server meta information"

Request example

get/meta
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/meta

Response

Status: 200
{ "verifiable_password_authentication": true, "packages": [ "192.0.2.1" ], "dependabot": [ "192.0.2.1" ], "domains": { "website": [ "*.example.com" ], "codespaces": [ "*.example.com" ], "copilot": [ "*.example.com" ], "packages": [ "*.example.com" ] }, "installed_version": "3.11.0" }

Get Octocat

Get the octocat as ASCII art

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get Octocat"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get Octocat"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
s string

The words to show in Octocat's speech bubble

HTTP response status codes for "Get Octocat"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get Octocat"

Request example

get/octocat
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/octocat

Response

Status: 200
" MMM. .MMM\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ___________________________________\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM | |\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM | Avoid administrative distraction. |\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM |_ _______________________________|\n MMMM::- -:::::::- -::MMMM |/\n MM~:~ 00~:::::~ 00~:~MM\n .. MMMMM::.00:::+:::.00::MMMMM ..\n .MM::::: ._. :::::MM.\n MMMM;:::::;MMMM\n -MM MMMMMMM\n ^ M+ MMMMMMMMM\n MMMMMMM MM MM MM\n MM MM MM MM\n MM MM MM MM\n .~~MM~MM~MM~MM~~.\n ~~~~MM:~MM~~~MM~:MM~~~~\n ~~~~~~==~==~~~==~==~~~~~~\n ~~~~~~==~==~==~==~~~~~~\n :~==~==~==~==~~\n"

Get the Zen of GitHub

Get a random sentence from the Zen of GitHub

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get the Zen of GitHub"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

HTTP response status codes for "Get the Zen of GitHub"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get the Zen of GitHub"

Request example

get/zen
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/zen

Example response

Status: 200
"Responsive is better than fast"