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Issue comments

The Issue comments API supports managing comments on issues and pull requests.

About the Issue comments API

The Issue comments API supports managing comments on issues and pull requests. Every pull request is an issue, but not every issue is a pull request. For this reason, "shared" actions for both features, like managing assignees, labels, and milestones, are provided within Issues API. To manage pull request review comments, use the Pull request review comments API instead.

Custom media types

These are the supported media types for this API:

application/vnd.github.VERSION.raw+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.text+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.html+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.full+json

For more information about media types, see "Custom media types."

List issue comments for a repository

Works with GitHub Apps

By default, Issue Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

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
sortstring

The property to sort the results by. created means when the repository was starred. updated means when the repository was last pushed to.

Default: created

Can be one of: created, updated

directionstring

Either asc or desc. Ignored without the sort parameter.

Can be one of: asc, desc

sincestring

Only show notifications updated after the given time. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

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

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOklzc3VlQ29tbWVudDE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1", "body": "Me too", "user": { "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 }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" } ]

Get an issue comment

Works with GitHub Apps

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.

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOklzc3VlQ29tbWVudDE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1", "body": "Me too", "user": { "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 }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" }

Update an issue comment

Works with GitHub Apps

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.

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
bodystringRequired

The contents of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/comments/{comment_id}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/issues/comments/COMMENT_ID \ -d '{"body":"Me too"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOklzc3VlQ29tbWVudDE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1", "body": "Me too", "user": { "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 }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" }

Delete an issue comment

Works with GitHub Apps

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.

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/comments/{comment_id}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/issues/comments/COMMENT_ID

Response

Status: 204

List issue comments

Works with GitHub Apps

Issue Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

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.

issue_numberintegerRequired

The number that identifies the issue.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
sincestring

Only show notifications updated after the given time. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

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

410

Gone

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOklzc3VlQ29tbWVudDE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1", "body": "Me too", "user": { "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 }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" } ]

Create an issue comment

Works with GitHub Apps

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.

issue_numberintegerRequired

The number that identifies the issue.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
bodystringRequired

The contents of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

410

Gone

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/{issue_number}/comments
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/issues/ISSUE_NUMBER/comments \ -d '{"body":"Me too"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEyOklzc3VlQ29tbWVudDE=", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1", "body": "Me too", "user": { "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 }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" }