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REST API endpoints for OAuth authorizations

Use the REST API to interact with OAuth apps and OAuth authorizations of GitHub Apps

About OAuth apps and OAuth authorizations of GitHub Apps

You can use these endpoints to manage the OAuth tokens that OAuth apps or GitHub Apps use to access people's accounts on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Tokens for OAuth apps have the prefix gho_, while OAuth tokens for GitHub Apps, used for authenticating on behalf of the user, have the prefix ghu_. You can use the following endpoints for both types of OAuth tokens.

Delete an app authorization

OAuth and GitHub application owners can revoke a grant for their application and a specific user. You must provide a valid OAuth access_token as an input parameter and the grant for the token's owner will be deleted. Deleting an application's grant will also delete all OAuth tokens associated with the application for the user. Once deleted, the application will have no access to the user's account and will no longer be listed on the application authorizations settings screen within GitHub.

Basic authentication for "Delete an app authorization"

You must use Basic Authentication to use this endpoint. Use the application's client_id as the username and the client_secret as the password.

Parameters for "Delete an app authorization"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
client_id string Required

The client ID of the GitHub app.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
access_token string Required

The OAuth access token used to authenticate to the GitHub API.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an app authorization"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Delete an app authorization"

Request example

delete/applications/{client_id}/grant
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -u "<YOUR_CLIENT_ID>:<YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/applications/Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766/grant \ -d '{"access_token":"e72e16c7e42f292c6912e7710c838347ae178b4a"}'

Response

Status: 204

Check a token

OAuth applications and GitHub applications with OAuth authorizations can use this API method for checking OAuth token validity without exceeding the normal rate limits for failed login attempts. Authentication works differently with this particular endpoint. Invalid tokens will return 404 NOT FOUND.

Basic authentication for "Check a token"

You must use Basic Authentication to use this endpoint. Use the application's client_id as the username and the client_secret as the password.

Parameters for "Check a token"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
client_id string Required

The client ID of the GitHub app.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
access_token string Required

The access_token of the OAuth or GitHub application.

HTTP response status codes for "Check a token"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Check a token"

Request example

post/applications/{client_id}/token
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -u "<YOUR_CLIENT_ID>:<YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/applications/Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766/token \ -d '{"access_token":"e72e16c7e42f292c6912e7710c838347ae178b4a"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/authorizations/1", "scopes": [ "public_repo", "user" ], "token": "ghu_16C7e42F292c6912E7710c838347Ae178B4a", "token_last_eight": "Ae178B4a", "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8", "app": { "url": "http://my-github-app.com", "name": "my github app", "client_id": "Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766" }, "note": "optional note", "note_url": "http://optional/note/url", "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z", "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z", "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678", "expires_at": "2011-09-08T17:26:27Z", "user": { "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 } }

Reset a token

OAuth applications and GitHub applications with OAuth authorizations can use this API method to reset a valid OAuth token without end-user involvement. Applications must save the "token" property in the response because changes take effect immediately. Invalid tokens will return 404 NOT FOUND.

Basic authentication for "Reset a token"

You must use Basic Authentication to use this endpoint. Use the application's client_id as the username and the client_secret as the password.

Parameters for "Reset a token"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
client_id string Required

The client ID of the GitHub app.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
access_token string Required

The access_token of the OAuth or GitHub application.

HTTP response status codes for "Reset a token"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Reset a token"

Request example

patch/applications/{client_id}/token
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -u "<YOUR_CLIENT_ID>:<YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/applications/Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766/token \ -d '{"access_token":"e72e16c7e42f292c6912e7710c838347ae178b4a"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "url": "https://HOSTNAME/authorizations/1", "scopes": [ "public_repo", "user" ], "token": "ghu_16C7e42F292c6912E7710c838347Ae178B4a", "token_last_eight": "Ae178B4a", "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8", "app": { "url": "http://my-github-app.com", "name": "my github app", "client_id": "Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766" }, "note": "optional note", "note_url": "http://optional/note/url", "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z", "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z", "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678", "expires_at": "2011-09-08T17:26:27Z", "user": { "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 } }

Delete an app token

OAuth or GitHub application owners can revoke a single token for an OAuth application or a GitHub application with an OAuth authorization.

Basic authentication for "Delete an app token"

You must use Basic Authentication to use this endpoint. Use the application's client_id as the username and the client_secret as the password.

Parameters for "Delete an app token"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
client_id string Required

The client ID of the GitHub app.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
access_token string Required

The OAuth access token used to authenticate to the GitHub API.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an app token"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Delete an app token"

Request example

delete/applications/{client_id}/token
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -u "<YOUR_CLIENT_ID>:<YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/applications/Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766/token \ -d '{"access_token":"e72e16c7e42f292c6912e7710c838347ae178b4a"}'

Response

Status: 204