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Organization Pre-receive Hooks

Use the REST API to view and modify enforcement of the pre-receive hooks that are available to an organization.

About organization pre-receive hooks

Object attributes

NameTypeDescription
namestringThe name of the hook.
enforcementstringThe state of enforcement for the hook on this repository.
allow_downstream_configurationbooleanWhether repositories can override enforcement.
configuration_urlstringURL for the endpoint where enforcement is set.

Possible values for enforcement are enabled, disabled andtesting. disabled indicates the pre-receive hook will not run. enabled indicates it will run and reject any pushes that result in a non-zero status. testing means the script will run but will not cause any pushes to be rejected.

configuration_url may be a link to this endpoint or this hook's global configuration. Only site admins are able to access the global configuration.

List pre-receive hooks for an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

List all pre-receive hooks that are enabled or testing for this organization as well as any disabled hooks that can be configured at the organization level. Globally disabled pre-receive hooks that do not allow downstream configuration are not listed.

Parameters for "List pre-receive hooks for an organization"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

direction string

The direction to sort the results by.

Default: desc

Can be one of: asc, desc

sort string

The sort order for the response collection.

Default: created

Can be one of: created, updated, name

HTTP response status codes for "List pre-receive hooks for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List pre-receive hooks for an organization"

get/orgs/{org}/pre-receive-hooks
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/pre-receive-hooks

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 42, "name": "Check Commits", "enforcement": "disabled", "configuration_url": "https://github.example.com/api/v3/admin/pre-receive-hooks/42", "allow_downstream_configuration": true } ]

Get a pre-receive hook for an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters for "Get a pre-receive hook for an organization"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

pre_receive_hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the pre-receive hook.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a pre-receive hook for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a pre-receive hook for an organization"

get/orgs/{org}/pre-receive-hooks/{pre_receive_hook_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/pre-receive-hooks/PRE_RECEIVE_HOOK_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 42, "name": "Check Commits", "enforcement": "disabled", "configuration_url": "https://github.example.com/api/v3/admin/pre-receive-hooks/42", "allow_downstream_configuration": true }

Update pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

For pre-receive hooks which are allowed to be configured at the org level, you can set enforcement and allow_downstream_configuration

Parameters for "Update pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

pre_receive_hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the pre-receive hook.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
enforcement string

The state of enforcement for the hook on this repository.

allow_downstream_configuration boolean

Whether repositories can override enforcement.

HTTP response status codes for "Update pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Update pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization"

patch/orgs/{org}/pre-receive-hooks/{pre_receive_hook_id}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/pre-receive-hooks/PRE_RECEIVE_HOOK_ID \ -d '{"enforcement":"enabled","allow_downstream_configuration":false}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 42, "name": "Check Commits", "enforcement": "enabled", "configuration_url": "https://github.example.com/api/v3/orgs/octocat/pre-receive-hooks/42", "allow_downstream_configuration": false }

Remove pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

Removes any overrides for this hook at the org level for this org.

Parameters for "Remove pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

pre_receive_hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the pre-receive hook.

HTTP response status codes for "Remove pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Remove pre-receive hook enforcement for an organization"

delete/orgs/{org}/pre-receive-hooks/{pre_receive_hook_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG/pre-receive-hooks/PRE_RECEIVE_HOOK_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 42, "name": "Check Commits", "enforcement": "disabled", "configuration_url": "https://github.example.com/api/v3/admin/pre-receive-hooks/42", "allow_downstream_configuration": true }