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Organizations

Use the REST API to interact with organizations.

List organizations

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists all organizations, in the order that they were created on GitHub Enterprise Server.

Note: Pagination is powered exclusively by the since parameter. Use the Link header to get the URL for the next page of organizations.

Parameters for "List organizations"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
since integer

An organization ID. Only return organizations with an ID greater than this ID.

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes for "List organizations"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples for "List organizations"

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "login": "github", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/events", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/hooks", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/issues", "members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/members{/member}", "public_members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/public_members{/member}", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "description": "A great organization" } ]

Get an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

To see many of the organization response values, you need to be an authenticated organization owner with the admin:org scope. When the value of two_factor_requirement_enabled is true, the organization requires all members, billing managers, and outside collaborators to enable two-factor authentication.

GitHub Apps with the Organization plan permission can use this endpoint to retrieve information about an organization's GitHub Enterprise Server plan. See "Authenticating with GitHub Apps" for details. For an example response, see 'Response with GitHub Enterprise Server plan information' below."

Parameters for "Get 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.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get an organization"

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "login": "github", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/events", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/hooks", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/issues", "members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/members{/member}", "public_members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/public_members{/member}", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "description": "A great organization", "name": "github", "company": "GitHub", "blog": "https://github.com/blog", "location": "San Francisco", "email": "octocat@github.com", "twitter_username": "github", "is_verified": true, "has_organization_projects": true, "has_repository_projects": true, "public_repos": 2, "public_gists": 1, "followers": 20, "following": 0, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z", "type": "Organization", "total_private_repos": 100, "owned_private_repos": 100, "private_gists": 81, "disk_usage": 10000, "collaborators": 8, "billing_email": "mona@github.com", "plan": { "name": "Medium", "space": 400, "private_repos": 20, "filled_seats": 4, "seats": 5 }, "default_repository_permission": "read", "members_can_create_repositories": true, "two_factor_requirement_enabled": true, "members_allowed_repository_creation_type": "all", "members_can_create_public_repositories": false, "members_can_create_private_repositories": false, "members_can_create_internal_repositories": false, "members_can_create_pages": true, "members_can_create_public_pages": true, "members_can_create_private_pages": true, "members_can_fork_private_repositories": false, "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z" }

Update an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameter Deprecation Notice: GitHub Enterprise Server will replace and discontinue members_allowed_repository_creation_type in favor of more granular permissions. The new input parameters are members_can_create_public_repositories, members_can_create_private_repositories for all organizations and members_can_create_internal_repositories for organizations associated with an enterprise account using GitHub Enterprise Cloud or GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20+. For more information, see the blog post.

Enables an authenticated organization owner with the admin:org scope to update the organization's profile and member privileges.

Parameters for "Update 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.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
billing_email string

Billing email address. This address is not publicized.

company string

The company name.

email string

The publicly visible email address.

twitter_username string

The Twitter username of the company.

location string

The location.

name string

The shorthand name of the company.

description string

The description of the company.

has_organization_projects boolean

Whether an organization can use organization projects.

has_repository_projects boolean

Whether repositories that belong to the organization can use repository projects.

default_repository_permission string

Default permission level members have for organization repositories.

Default: read

Can be one of: read, write, admin, none

members_can_create_repositories boolean

Whether of non-admin organization members can create repositories. Note: A parameter can override this parameter. See members_allowed_repository_creation_type in this table for details.

Default: true

members_can_create_internal_repositories boolean

Whether organization members can create internal repositories, which are visible to all enterprise members. You can only allow members to create internal repositories if your organization is associated with an enterprise account using GitHub Enterprise Cloud or GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20+. For more information, see "Restricting repository creation in your organization" in the GitHub Help documentation.

members_can_create_private_repositories boolean

Whether organization members can create private repositories, which are visible to organization members with permission. For more information, see "Restricting repository creation in your organization" in the GitHub Help documentation.

members_can_create_public_repositories boolean

Whether organization members can create public repositories, which are visible to anyone. For more information, see "Restricting repository creation in your organization" in the GitHub Help documentation.

members_allowed_repository_creation_type string

Specifies which types of repositories non-admin organization members can create. Note: This parameter is deprecated and will be removed in the future. Its return value ignores internal repositories. Using this parameter overrides values set in members_can_create_repositories. See the parameter deprecation notice in the operation description for details.

Can be one of: all, private, none

members_can_create_pages boolean

Whether organization members can create GitHub Pages sites. Existing published sites will not be impacted.

Default: true

members_can_fork_private_repositories boolean

Whether organization members can fork private organization repositories.

Default: false

blog string

HTTP response status codes for "Update an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

409

Conflict

422

Validation failed

Code samples for "Update an organization"

patch/orgs/{org}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/orgs/ORG \ -d '{"billing_email":"mona@github.com","company":"GitHub","email":"mona@github.com","twitter_username":"github","location":"San Francisco","name":"github","description":"GitHub, the company.","default_repository_permission":"read","members_can_create_repositories":true,"members_allowed_repository_creation_type":"all"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "login": "github", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/events", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/hooks", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/issues", "members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/members{/member}", "public_members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/public_members{/member}", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "description": "A great organization", "name": "github", "company": "GitHub", "blog": "https://github.com/blog", "location": "San Francisco", "email": "octocat@github.com", "twitter_username": "github", "is_verified": true, "has_organization_projects": true, "has_repository_projects": true, "public_repos": 2, "public_gists": 1, "followers": 20, "following": 0, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z", "type": "Organization", "total_private_repos": 100, "owned_private_repos": 100, "private_gists": 81, "disk_usage": 10000, "collaborators": 8, "billing_email": "mona@github.com", "plan": { "name": "Medium", "space": 400, "private_repos": 20, "filled_seats": 4, "seats": 5 }, "default_repository_permission": "read", "members_can_create_repositories": true, "two_factor_requirement_enabled": true, "members_allowed_repository_creation_type": "all", "members_can_create_public_repositories": false, "members_can_create_private_repositories": false, "members_can_create_internal_repositories": false, "members_can_create_pages": true, "members_can_create_public_pages": true, "members_can_create_private_pages": true, "members_can_fork_private_repositories": false, "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z" }

Get the audit log for an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets the audit log for an organization. For more information, see "Reviewing the audit log for your organization."

To use this endpoint, you must be an organization owner, and you must use an access token with the admin:org scope. GitHub Apps must have the organization_administration read permission to use this endpoint.

By default, the response includes up to 30 events from the past three months. Use the phrase parameter to filter results and retrieve older events. For example, use the phrase parameter with the created qualifier to filter events based on when the events occurred. For more information, see "Reviewing the audit log for your organization."

Use pagination to retrieve fewer or more than 30 events. For more information, see "Resources in the REST API."

Parameters for "Get the audit log 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
phrase string

A search phrase. For more information, see Searching the audit log.

include string

The event types to include:

  • web - returns web (non-Git) events.
  • git - returns Git events.
  • all - returns both web and Git events.

The default is web.

Can be one of: web, git, all

after string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for events after this cursor.

before string

A cursor, as given in the Link header. If specified, the query only searches for events before this cursor.

order string

The order of audit log events. To list newest events first, specify desc. To list oldest events first, specify asc.

The default is desc.

Can be one of: desc, asc

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "Get the audit log for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get the audit log for an organization"

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "actor_ip": "88.123.45.123", "from": "pull_requests#merge", "device_cookie": null, "actor": "mona-admin", "actor_id": 7, "repo": "octo-org/octo-repo", "repo_id": 17, "business": "github", "business_id": 1, "org": "octo-org", "org_id": 8, "action": "pull_request.merge", "@timestamp": 1635940599755, "created_at": 1635940599755, "operation_type": "modify", "actor_location": { "country_code": "GB", "country_name": "United Kingdom", "region": "ENG", "region_name": "England", "city": "Louth", "postal_code": "LN11", "location": { "lat": 53.4457, "lon": 0.141 } }, "data": { "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) ...", "method": "POST", "request_id": "e4dabc4d-ba16-4bca-1234-649be7ae1188", "server_id": "5d17aab5-fd9f-abcd-a820-16bed246441b", "request_category": "other", "controller_action": "merge", "url": "https://example.com/octo-org/octo-repo/pull/1/merge", "client_id": 322299977.1635936, "referrer": "https://example.com/octo-org/octo-repo/pull/1", "actor_session": 1, "pull_request_id": 1, "category_type": "Resource Management" } }, { "actor_ip": "88.123.45.123", "from": "pull_request_review_events#create", "device_cookie": null, "actor": "mona-admin", "actor_id": 7, "business_id": 1, "org_id": 8, "action": "pull_request_review.submit", "@timestamp": 1635940593079, "created_at": 1635940593079, "operation_type": "modify", "actor_location": { "country_code": "GB", "country_name": "United Kingdom", "region": "ENG", "region_name": "England", "city": "Louth", "postal_code": "LN11", "location": { "lat": 53.4457, "lon": 0.141 } }, "data": { "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) ...", "method": "PUT", "request_id": "c0f63bb7-17b6-4796-940c-12345c5a581b", "server_id": "2abc1234-f651-43e3-9696-e942ad5f8c89", "request_category": "other", "controller_action": "create", "url": "https://example.com/octo-org/octo-repo/pull/1/reviews", "client_id": 322299977.1635936, "referrer": "https://example.com/octo-org/octo-repo/pull/1/files", "actor_session": 1, "spammy": false, "pull_request_id": 1, "body": null, "allowed": true, "id": 1, "state": 40, "issue_id": 1, "review_id": 1, "category_type": "Resource Management" } }, { "actor_ip": "88.123.45.123", "from": "pull_requests#create", "device_cookie": null, "actor": "mona", "actor_id": 9, "user_id": 9, "repo": "octo-org/octo-repo", "repo_id": 17, "business": "github", "business_id": 1, "org": "octo-org", "org_id": 8, "action": "pull_request.create", "@timestamp": 1635940554161, "created_at": 1635940554161, "operation_type": "create", "actor_location": { "country_code": "GB", "country_name": "United Kingdom", "region": "ENG", "region_name": "England", "city": "Louth", "postal_code": "LN11", "location": { "lat": 53.4457, "lon": 0.141 } }, "data": { "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) ...", "method": "POST", "request_id": "2773abeb-477f-4ebf-a017-f8e8a206c305", "server_id": "796e3115-4ce8-4606-8fd0-99ea57a2e12b", "request_category": "other", "controller_action": "create", "url": "https://example.com/octo-org/octo-repo/pull/create?base=octo-org%3Amain&head=mona%3Apatch-1", "client_id": 386351111.163594, "referrer": "https://example.com/octo-org/octo-repo/compare/main...mona:patch-1", "actor_session": 2, "pull_request_id": 1, "category_type": "Resource Management" } } ]

List app installations for an organization

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists all GitHub Apps in an organization. The installation count includes all GitHub Apps installed on repositories in the organization. You must be an organization owner with admin:read scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "List app installations 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

HTTP response status codes for "List app installations for an organization"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List app installations for an organization"

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "installations": [ { "id": 25381, "account": { "login": "octo-org", "id": 6811672, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjY4MTE2NzI=", "avatar_url": "https://avatars3.githubusercontent.com/u/6811672?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org", "html_url": "https://github.com/octo-org", "followers_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/followers", "following_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/orgs", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/users/octo-org/received_events", "type": "Organization", "site_admin": false }, "repository_selection": "selected", "access_tokens_url": "https://HOSTNAME/app/installations/25381/access_tokens", "repositories_url": "https://HOSTNAME/installation/repositories", "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/octo-org/settings/installations/25381", "app_id": 2218, "target_id": 6811672, "target_type": "Organization", "permissions": { "deployments": "write", "metadata": "read", "pull_requests": "read", "statuses": "read" }, "events": [ "deployment", "deployment_status" ], "created_at": "2017-05-16T08:47:09.000-07:00", "updated_at": "2017-06-06T11:23:23.000-07:00", "single_file_name": "config.yml", "has_multiple_single_files": true, "single_file_paths": [ "config.yml", ".github/issue_TEMPLATE.md" ], "app_slug": "github-actions", "suspended_at": null, "suspended_by": null } ] }

List organizations for the authenticated user

List organizations for the authenticated user.

OAuth scope requirements

This only lists organizations that your authorization allows you to operate on in some way (e.g., you can list teams with read:org scope, you can publicize your organization membership with user scope, etc.). Therefore, this API requires at least user or read:org scope. OAuth requests with insufficient scope receive a 403 Forbidden response.

Parameters for "List organizations 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).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List organizations for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples for "List organizations for the authenticated user"

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "login": "github", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/events", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/hooks", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/issues", "members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/members{/member}", "public_members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/public_members{/member}", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "description": "A great organization" } ]

List organizations for a user

Works with GitHub Apps

List public organization memberships for the specified user.

This method only lists public memberships, regardless of authentication. If you need to fetch all of the organization memberships (public and private) for the authenticated user, use the List organizations for the authenticated user API instead.

Parameters for "List organizations 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).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List organizations for a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List organizations for a user"

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "login": "github", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github", "repos_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/repos", "events_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/events", "hooks_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/hooks", "issues_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/issues", "members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/members{/member}", "public_members_url": "https://HOSTNAME/orgs/github/public_members{/member}", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "description": "A great organization" } ]