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Feeds

About the Feeds API

To see what feeds are available to you, use the Get feeds operation. You can then get a feed by sending a request to one of the feed URLs.

Example of getting an Atom feed

To get a feed in Atom format, you must specify the application/atom+xml type in the Accept header. For example, to get the Atom feed for GitHub security advisories:

curl -H "Accept: application/atom+xml" https://github.com/security-advisories

Response

HTTP/2 200
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" 
xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" 
xml:lang="en-US">
  <id>tag:github.com,2008:/security-advisories</id>
  <link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" 
  href="https://github.com/security-advisories.atom"/>
  <title>GitHub Security Advisory Feed</title>
  <author>
    <name>GitHub</name>
  </author>
  <updated>2019-01-14T19:34:52Z</updated>
     <entry>
      <id>tag:github.com,2008:GHSA-abcd-12ab-23cd</id>
      <published>2018-07-26T15:14:52Z</published>
      <updated>2019-01-14T19:34:52Z</updated>
      <title type="html">[GHSA-abcd-12ab-23cd] Moderate 
      severity vulnerability that affects Octoapp</title>
        <category term="NPM"/>
      <content type="html">
        &lt;p&gt;Octoapp node module before 4.17.5 suffers 
        from a Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID) 
        vulnerability via defaultsDeep, merge, and mergeWith 
        functions, which allows a malicious user to modify 
        the prototype of &quot;Object&quot; via 
        &lt;strong&gt;proto&lt;/strong&gt;, causing the 
        addition or modification of an existing property 
        that will exist on all objects.&lt;/p&gt;
          &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Affected Packages&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

  &lt;dl&gt;
      &lt;dt&gt;Octoapp&lt;/dt&gt;
      &lt;dd&gt;Ecosystem: npm&lt;/dd&gt;
      &lt;dd&gt;Severity: moderate&lt;/dd&gt;
      &lt;dd&gt;Versions: &amp;lt; 4.17.5&lt;/dd&gt;
        &lt;dd&gt;Fixed in: 4.17.5&lt;/dd&gt;
  &lt;/dl&gt;

          &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;References&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

  &lt;ul&gt;
      &lt;li&gt;https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-123&lt;/li&gt;
  &lt;/ul&gt;

      </content>
    </entry>
</feed>

Get feeds

Works with GitHub Apps

GitHub Enterprise Server provides several timeline resources in Atom format. The Feeds API lists all the feeds available to the authenticated user:

  • Timeline: The GitHub Enterprise Server global public timeline
  • User: The public timeline for any user, using URI template
  • Current user public: The public timeline for the authenticated user
  • Current user: The private timeline for the authenticated user
  • Current user actor: The private timeline for activity created by the authenticated user
  • Current user organizations: The private timeline for the organizations the authenticated user is a member of.
  • Security advisories: A collection of public announcements that provide information about security-related vulnerabilities in software on GitHub Enterprise Server.

Note: Private feeds are only returned when authenticating via Basic Auth since current feed URIs use the older, non revocable auth tokens.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/feeds
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/feeds

Response

Status: 200
{ "timeline_url": "https://github.com/timeline", "user_url": "https://github.com/{user}", "current_user_public_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "current_user_url": "https://github.com/octocat.private?token=abc123", "current_user_actor_url": "https://github.com/octocat.private.actor?token=abc123", "current_user_organization_url": "", "current_user_organization_urls": [ "https://github.com/organizations/github/octocat.private.atom?token=abc123" ], "security_advisories_url": "https://github.com/security-advisories", "_links": { "timeline": { "href": "https://github.com/timeline", "type": "application/atom+xml" }, "user": { "href": "https://github.com/{user}", "type": "application/atom+xml" }, "current_user_public": { "href": "https://github.com/octocat", "type": "application/atom+xml" }, "current_user": { "href": "https://github.com/octocat.private?token=abc123", "type": "application/atom+xml" }, "current_user_actor": { "href": "https://github.com/octocat.private.actor?token=abc123", "type": "application/atom+xml" }, "current_user_organization": { "href": "", "type": "" }, "current_user_organizations": [ { "href": "https://github.com/organizations/github/octocat.private.atom?token=abc123", "type": "application/atom+xml" } ] } }