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Meta

The Meta API returns meta information about GitHub Enterprise Server including the IP addresses of GitHub Enterprise Server services.

GitHub API Root

Works with GitHub Apps

Get Hypermedia links to resources accessible in GitHub's REST API

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "current_user_url": "https://api.github.com/user", "current_user_authorizations_html_url": "https://github.com/settings/connections/applications{/client_id}", "authorizations_url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations", "code_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/code?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "commit_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/commits?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "emails_url": "https://api.github.com/user/emails", "emojis_url": "https://api.github.com/emojis", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/events", "feeds_url": "https://api.github.com/feeds", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/user/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/user/following{/target}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/gists{/gist_id}", "hub_url": "https://api.github.com/hub", "issue_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/issues?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/issues", "keys_url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys", "label_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/labels?q={query}&repository_id={repository_id}{&page,per_page}", "notifications_url": "https://api.github.com/notifications", "organization_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/{org}", "organization_repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/{org}/repos{?type,page,per_page,sort}", "organization_teams_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/{org}/teams", "public_gists_url": "https://api.github.com/gists/public", "rate_limit_url": "https://api.github.com/rate_limit", "repository_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/{owner}/{repo}", "repository_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/repositories?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}", "current_user_repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/user/repos{?type,page,per_page,sort}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/user/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "starred_gists_url": "https://api.github.com/gists/starred", "topic_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/topics?q={query}{&page,per_page}", "user_url": "https://api.github.com/users/{user}", "user_organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/user/orgs", "user_repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/users/{user}/repos{?type,page,per_page,sort}", "user_search_url": "https://api.github.com/search/users?q={query}{&page,per_page,sort,order}" }

Get GitHub Enterprise Server meta information

Works with GitHub Apps

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "verifiable_password_authentication": true, "packages": [ "192.30.252.0/22" ], "dependabot": [ "54.158.161.132" ], "installed_version": "3.5.0" }

Get Octocat

Works with GitHub Apps

Get the octocat as ASCII art

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
sstring

The words to show in Octocat's speech bubble

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200
" MMM. .MMM\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ___________________________________\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM | |\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM | Avoid administrative distraction. |\n MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM |_ _______________________________|\n MMMM::- -:::::::- -::MMMM |/\n MM~:~ 00~:::::~ 00~:~MM\n .. MMMMM::.00:::+:::.00::MMMMM ..\n .MM::::: ._. :::::MM.\n MMMM;:::::;MMMM\n -MM MMMMMMM\n ^ M+ MMMMMMMMM\n MMMMMMM MM MM MM\n MM MM MM MM\n MM MM MM MM\n .~~MM~MM~MM~MM~~.\n ~~~~MM:~MM~~~MM~:MM~~~~\n ~~~~~~==~==~~~==~==~~~~~~\n ~~~~~~==~==~==~==~~~~~~\n :~==~==~==~==~~\n"

Get the Zen of GitHub

Works with GitHub Apps

Get a random sentence from the Zen of GitHub

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

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

Example response

Status: 200
"Responsive is better than fast"