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Releases

The Releases API allows you to create, modify, and delete releases and release assets.

Note: The Releases API replaces the Downloads API. You can retrieve the download count and browser download URL from the endpoints in this API that return releases and release assets.

List releases

Works with GitHub Apps

This returns a list of releases, which does not include regular Git tags that have not been associated with a release. To get a list of Git tags, use the Repository Tags API.

Information about published releases are available to everyone. Only users with push access will receive listings for draft releases.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases

Response

Status: 200
[ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/v1.0.0", "assets_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets", "upload_url": "https://uploads.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets{?name,label}", "tarball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v1.0.0", "zipball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v1.0.0", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDc6UmVsZWFzZTE=", "tag_name": "v1.0.0", "target_commitish": "master", "name": "v1.0.0", "body": "Description of the release", "draft": false, "prerelease": false, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "published_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "assets": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/assets/1", "browser_download_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/download/v1.0.0/example.zip", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOlJlbGVhc2VBc3NldDE=", "name": "example.zip", "label": "short description", "state": "uploaded", "content_type": "application/zip", "size": 1024, "download_count": 42, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "updated_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "uploader": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false } } ] } ]

Create a release

Works with GitHub Apps

Users with push access to the repository can create a release.

This endpoint triggers notifications. Creating content too quickly using this endpoint may result in secondary rate limiting. See "Secondary rate limits" and "Dealing with secondary rate limits" for details.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
tag_namestringRequired

The name of the tag.

target_commitishstring

Specifies the commitish value that determines where the Git tag is created from. Can be any branch or commit SHA. Unused if the Git tag already exists. Default: the repository's default branch (usually master).

namestring

The name of the release.

bodystring

Text describing the contents of the tag.

draftboolean

true to create a draft (unpublished) release, false to create a published one.

Default: false

prereleaseboolean

true to identify the release as a prerelease. false to identify the release as a full release.

Default: false

generate_release_notesboolean

Whether to automatically generate the name and body for this release. If name is specified, the specified name will be used; otherwise, a name will be automatically generated. If body is specified, the body will be pre-pended to the automatically generated notes.

Default: false

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

422

Validation failed

Code samples

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases \ -d '{"tag_name":"v1.0.0","target_commitish":"master","name":"v1.0.0","body":"Description of the release","draft":false,"prerelease":false,"generate_release_notes":false}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/v1.0.0", "assets_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets", "upload_url": "https://uploads.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets{?name,label}", "tarball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v1.0.0", "zipball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v1.0.0", "discussion_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/discussions/90", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDc6UmVsZWFzZTE=", "tag_name": "v1.0.0", "target_commitish": "master", "name": "v1.0.0", "body": "Description of the release", "draft": false, "prerelease": false, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "published_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "assets": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/assets/1", "browser_download_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/download/v1.0.0/example.zip", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOlJlbGVhc2VBc3NldDE=", "name": "example.zip", "label": "short description", "state": "uploaded", "content_type": "application/zip", "size": 1024, "download_count": 42, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "updated_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "uploader": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false } } ] }

Generate release notes content for a release

Works with GitHub Apps

Generate a name and body describing a release. The body content will be markdown formatted and contain information like the changes since last release and users who contributed. The generated release notes are not saved anywhere. They are intended to be generated and used when creating a new release.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
tag_namestringRequired

The tag name for the release. This can be an existing tag or a new one.

target_commitishstring

Specifies the commitish value that will be the target for the release's tag. Required if the supplied tag_name does not reference an existing tag. Ignored if the tag_name already exists.

previous_tag_namestring

The name of the previous tag to use as the starting point for the release notes. Use to manually specify the range for the set of changes considered as part this release.

configuration_file_pathstring

Specifies a path to a file in the repository containing configuration settings used for generating the release notes. If unspecified, the configuration file located in the repository at '.github/release.yml' or '.github/release.yaml' will be used. If that is not present, the default configuration will be used.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

Name and body of generated release notes

404

Resource not found

Code samples

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases/generate-notes
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases/generate-notes \ -d '{"tag_name":"v1.0.0","target_commitish":"main","previous_tag_name":"v0.9.2","configuration_file_path":".github/custom_release_config.yml"}'

Name and body of generated release notes

Status: 200
{ "name": "Release v1.0.0 is now available!", "body": "##Changes in Release v1.0.0 ... ##Contributors @monalisa" }

Get the latest release

Works with GitHub Apps

View the latest published full release for the repository.

The latest release is the most recent non-prerelease, non-draft release, sorted by the created_at attribute. The created_at attribute is the date of the commit used for the release, and not the date when the release was drafted or published.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases/latest
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases/latest

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/v1.0.0", "assets_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets", "upload_url": "https://uploads.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets{?name,label}", "tarball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v1.0.0", "zipball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v1.0.0", "discussion_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/discussions/90", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDc6UmVsZWFzZTE=", "tag_name": "v1.0.0", "target_commitish": "master", "name": "v1.0.0", "body": "Description of the release", "draft": false, "prerelease": false, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "published_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "assets": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/assets/1", "browser_download_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/download/v1.0.0/example.zip", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOlJlbGVhc2VBc3NldDE=", "name": "example.zip", "label": "short description", "state": "uploaded", "content_type": "application/zip", "size": 1024, "download_count": 42, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "updated_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "uploader": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false } } ] }

Get a release by tag name

Works with GitHub Apps

Get a published release with the specified tag.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

tagstringRequired

tag parameter

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases/tags/{tag}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases/tags/TAG

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/v1.0.0", "assets_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets", "upload_url": "https://uploads.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets{?name,label}", "tarball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v1.0.0", "zipball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v1.0.0", "discussion_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/discussions/90", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDc6UmVsZWFzZTE=", "tag_name": "v1.0.0", "target_commitish": "master", "name": "v1.0.0", "body": "Description of the release", "draft": false, "prerelease": false, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "published_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "assets": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/assets/1", "browser_download_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/download/v1.0.0/example.zip", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOlJlbGVhc2VBc3NldDE=", "name": "example.zip", "label": "short description", "state": "uploaded", "content_type": "application/zip", "size": 1024, "download_count": 42, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "updated_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "uploader": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false } } ] }

Get a release

Works with GitHub Apps

Note: This returns an upload_url key corresponding to the endpoint for uploading release assets. This key is a hypermedia resource.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

release_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the release.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

Note: This returns an upload_url key corresponding to the endpoint for uploading release assets. This key is a hypermedia resource.

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases/{release_id}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases/RELEASE_ID

Note: This returns an upload_url key corresponding to the endpoint for uploading release assets. This key is a hypermedia resource.

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/v1.0.0", "assets_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets", "upload_url": "https://uploads.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets{?name,label}", "tarball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v1.0.0", "zipball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v1.0.0", "discussion_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/discussions/90", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDc6UmVsZWFzZTE=", "tag_name": "v1.0.0", "target_commitish": "master", "name": "v1.0.0", "body": "Description of the release", "draft": false, "prerelease": false, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "published_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "assets": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/assets/1", "browser_download_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/download/v1.0.0/example.zip", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOlJlbGVhc2VBc3NldDE=", "name": "example.zip", "label": "short description", "state": "uploaded", "content_type": "application/zip", "size": 1024, "download_count": 42, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "updated_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "uploader": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false } } ] }

Update a release

Works with GitHub Apps

Users with push access to the repository can edit a release.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

release_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the release.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
tag_namestring

The name of the tag.

target_commitishstring

Specifies the commitish value that determines where the Git tag is created from. Can be any branch or commit SHA. Unused if the Git tag already exists. Default: the repository's default branch (usually master).

namestring

The name of the release.

bodystring

Text describing the contents of the tag.

draftboolean

true makes the release a draft, and false publishes the release.

prereleaseboolean

true to identify the release as a prerelease, false to identify the release as a full release.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases/{release_id}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases/RELEASE_ID \ -d '{"tag_name":"v1.0.0","target_commitish":"master","name":"v1.0.0","body":"Description of the release","draft":false,"prerelease":false}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/v1.0.0", "assets_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets", "upload_url": "https://uploads.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/1/assets{?name,label}", "tarball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v1.0.0", "zipball_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v1.0.0", "discussion_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/discussions/90", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDc6UmVsZWFzZTE=", "tag_name": "v1.0.0", "target_commitish": "master", "name": "v1.0.0", "body": "Description of the release", "draft": false, "prerelease": false, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "published_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "assets": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases/assets/1", "browser_download_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/releases/download/v1.0.0/example.zip", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOlJlbGVhc2VBc3NldDE=", "name": "example.zip", "label": "short description", "state": "uploaded", "content_type": "application/zip", "size": 1024, "download_count": 42, "created_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "updated_at": "2013-02-27T19:35:32Z", "uploader": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false } } ] }

Delete a release

Works with GitHub Apps

Users with push access to the repository can delete a release.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

release_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the release.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/releases/{release_id}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/releases/RELEASE_ID

Response

Status: 204