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GPG Keys

Use the REST API to manage GPG keys of authenticated users.

About user GPG key administration

The data returned in the public_key response field is not a GPG formatted key. When a user uploads a GPG key, it is parsed and the cryptographic public key is extracted and stored. This cryptographic key is what the endpoints in this category will return. This key is not suitable for direct use in programs such as GPG.

If a request URL does not include a {username} parameter then the response will be for the signed-in user (and you must pass authentication information with your request). Additional private information, such as whether a user has two-factor authentication enabled, is included when authenticated through Basic Authentication or OAuth with the user scope.

List GPG keys for the authenticated user

Lists the current user's GPG keys.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "List GPG keys for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • gpg_keys:read

Parameters for "List GPG keys for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

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 GPG keys for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "List GPG keys for the authenticated user"

Request example

get/user/gpg_keys
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/user/gpg_keys

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 3, "name": "Octocat's GPG Key", "primary_key_id": 2, "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270", "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [ { "email": "octocat@users.noreply.github.com", "verified": true } ], "subkeys": [ { "id": 4, "primary_key_id": 3, "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7", "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [], "can_sign": false, "can_encrypt_comms": true, "can_encrypt_storage": true, "can_certify": false, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false } ], "can_sign": true, "can_encrypt_comms": false, "can_encrypt_storage": false, "can_certify": true, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false, "raw_key": "string" } ]

Create a GPG key for the authenticated user

Adds a GPG key to the authenticated user's GitHub account.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a GPG key for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • gpg_keys:write

Parameters for "Create a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string

A descriptive name for the new key.

armored_public_key string Required

A GPG key in ASCII-armored format.

HTTP response status codes for "Create a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Create a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Request example

post/user/gpg_keys
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/user/gpg_keys \ -d '{"name":"Octocat'\''s GPG Key","armored_public_key":"-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\nVersion: GnuPG v1\n\nmQINBFnZ2ZIBEADQ2Z7Z7\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "id": 3, "name": "Octocat's GPG Key", "primary_key_id": 2, "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270", "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [ { "email": "octocat@users.noreply.github.com", "verified": true } ], "subkeys": [ { "id": 4, "primary_key_id": 3, "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7", "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [], "can_sign": false, "can_encrypt_comms": true, "can_encrypt_storage": true, "can_certify": false, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false } ], "can_sign": true, "can_encrypt_comms": false, "can_encrypt_storage": false, "can_certify": true, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false, "raw_key": "\"-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\\nVersion: GnuPG v2\\n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\\nIts/HFYRLiFgDLmTlxo=\\n=+OzK\\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\"" }

Get a GPG key for the authenticated user

View extended details for a single GPG key.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a GPG key for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • gpg_keys:read

Parameters for "Get a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gpg_key_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the GPG key.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Request example

get/user/gpg_keys/{gpg_key_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/user/gpg_keys/GPG_KEY_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 3, "name": "Octocat's GPG Key", "primary_key_id": 2, "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270", "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [ { "email": "octocat@users.noreply.github.com", "verified": true } ], "subkeys": [ { "id": 4, "primary_key_id": 3, "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7", "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [], "can_sign": false, "can_encrypt_comms": true, "can_encrypt_storage": true, "can_certify": false, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false } ], "can_sign": true, "can_encrypt_comms": false, "can_encrypt_storage": false, "can_certify": true, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false, "raw_key": "\"-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\\nVersion: GnuPG v2\\n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\\nIts/HFYRLiFgDLmTlxo=\\n=+OzK\\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\"" }

Delete a GPG key for the authenticated user

Removes a GPG key from the authenticated user's GitHub account.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete a GPG key for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • gpg_keys:write

Parameters for "Delete a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gpg_key_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the GPG key.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Delete a GPG key for the authenticated user"

Request example

delete/user/gpg_keys/{gpg_key_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/user/gpg_keys/GPG_KEY_ID

Response

Status: 204

List GPG keys for a user

Lists the GPG keys for a user. This information is accessible by anyone.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List GPG keys for a user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

Parameters for "List GPG keys for a user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

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 GPG keys for a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List GPG keys for a user"

Request example

get/users/{username}/gpg_keys
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/users/USERNAME/gpg_keys

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 3, "name": "Octocat's GPG Key", "primary_key_id": 2, "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270", "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [ { "email": "octocat@users.noreply.github.com", "verified": true } ], "subkeys": [ { "id": 4, "primary_key_id": 3, "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7", "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...", "emails": [], "can_sign": false, "can_encrypt_comms": true, "can_encrypt_storage": true, "can_certify": false, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false } ], "can_sign": true, "can_encrypt_comms": false, "can_encrypt_storage": false, "can_certify": true, "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00", "expires_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-07:00", "revoked": false, "raw_key": "string" } ]