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After a site administrator upgrades your Enterprise Server instance to Enterprise Server 3.9 or later, the REST API will be versioned. To learn how to find your instance's version, see "About versions of GitHub Docs". For more information, see "About API versioning."

Repository webhooks

Use the REST API to create and manage webhooks for your repositories.

About repository webhooks

Repository webhooks allow your server to receive HTTP POST payloads whenever certain events happen in a repository. For more information, see "Webhooks documentation."

List repository webhooks

Lists webhooks for a repository. last response may return null if there have not been any deliveries within 30 days.

Parameters for "List repository webhooks"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List repository webhooks"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "List repository webhooks"

Request example

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "type": "Repository", "id": 12345678, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "push", "pull_request" ], "config": { "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "url": "https://example.com/webhook" }, "updated_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "created_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678", "test_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/test", "ping_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/pings", "deliveries_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/deliveries", "last_response": { "code": null, "status": "unused", "message": null } } ]

Create a repository webhook

Repositories can have multiple webhooks installed. Each webhook should have a unique config. Multiple webhooks can share the same config as long as those webhooks do not have any events that overlap.

Parameters for "Create a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string

Use web to create a webhook. Default: web. This parameter only accepts the value web.

config object

Key/value pairs to provide settings for this webhook.

Name, Type, Description
url string

The URL to which the payloads will be delivered.

content_type string

The media type used to serialize the payloads. Supported values include json and form. The default is form.

secret string

If provided, the secret will be used as the key to generate the HMAC hex digest value for delivery signature headers.

insecure_ssl string or number

Determines whether the SSL certificate of the host for url will be verified when delivering payloads. Supported values include 0 (verification is performed) and 1 (verification is not performed). The default is 0. We strongly recommend not setting this to 1 as you are subject to man-in-the-middle and other attacks.

events array of strings

Determines what events the hook is triggered for.

Default: ["push"]

active boolean

Determines if notifications are sent when the webhook is triggered. Set to true to send notifications.

Default: true

HTTP response status codes for "Create a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Create a repository webhook"

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks \ -d '{"name":"web","active":true,"events":["push","pull_request"],"config":{"url":"https://example.com/webhook","content_type":"json","insecure_ssl":"0"}}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "type": "Repository", "id": 12345678, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "push", "pull_request" ], "config": { "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "url": "https://example.com/webhook" }, "updated_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "created_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678", "test_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/test", "ping_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/pings", "deliveries_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/deliveries", "last_response": { "code": null, "status": "unused", "message": null } }

Get a repository webhook

Returns a webhook configured in a repository. To get only the webhook config properties, see "Get a webhook configuration for a repository."

Parameters for "Get a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a repository webhook"

Request example

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "type": "Repository", "id": 12345678, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "push", "pull_request" ], "config": { "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "url": "https://example.com/webhook" }, "updated_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "created_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678", "test_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/test", "ping_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/pings", "deliveries_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/deliveries", "last_response": { "code": null, "status": "unused", "message": null } }

Update a repository webhook

Updates a webhook configured in a repository. If you previously had a secret set, you must provide the same secret or set a new secret or the secret will be removed. If you are only updating individual webhook config properties, use "Update a webhook configuration for a repository."

Parameters for "Update a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
config object

Configuration object of the webhook

Name, Type, Description
url string

The URL to which the payloads will be delivered.

content_type string

The media type used to serialize the payloads. Supported values include json and form. The default is form.

secret string

If provided, the secret will be used as the key to generate the HMAC hex digest value for delivery signature headers.

insecure_ssl string or number

Determines whether the SSL certificate of the host for url will be verified when delivering payloads. Supported values include 0 (verification is performed) and 1 (verification is not performed). The default is 0. We strongly recommend not setting this to 1 as you are subject to man-in-the-middle and other attacks.

events array of strings

Determines what events the hook is triggered for. This replaces the entire array of events.

Default: ["push"]

add_events array of strings

Determines a list of events to be added to the list of events that the Hook triggers for.

remove_events array of strings

Determines a list of events to be removed from the list of events that the Hook triggers for.

active boolean

Determines if notifications are sent when the webhook is triggered. Set to true to send notifications.

Default: true

HTTP response status codes for "Update a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Update a repository webhook"

Request example

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks/{hook_id}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks/HOOK_ID \ -d '{"active":true,"add_events":["pull_request"]}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "type": "Repository", "id": 12345678, "name": "web", "active": true, "events": [ "push", "pull_request" ], "config": { "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "url": "https://example.com/webhook" }, "updated_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "created_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678", "test_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/test", "ping_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/pings", "deliveries_url": "https://HOSTNAME/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks/12345678/deliveries", "last_response": { "code": null, "status": "unused", "message": null } }

Delete a repository webhook

Parameters for "Delete a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Delete a repository webhook"

Request example

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

Response

Status: 204

Get a webhook configuration for a repository

Returns the webhook configuration for a repository. To get more information about the webhook, including the active state and events, use "Get a repository webhook."

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the read:repo_hook or repo scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Get a webhook configuration for a repository"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a webhook configuration for a repository"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a webhook configuration for a repository"

Request example

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

Response

Status: 200
{ "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "secret": "********", "url": "https://example.com/webhook" }

Update a webhook configuration for a repository

Updates the webhook configuration for a repository. To update more information about the webhook, including the active state and events, use "Update a repository webhook."

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the write:repo_hook or repo scope to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Update a webhook configuration for a repository"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
url string

The URL to which the payloads will be delivered.

content_type string

The media type used to serialize the payloads. Supported values include json and form. The default is form.

secret string

If provided, the secret will be used as the key to generate the HMAC hex digest value for delivery signature headers.

insecure_ssl string or number

Determines whether the SSL certificate of the host for url will be verified when delivering payloads. Supported values include 0 (verification is performed) and 1 (verification is not performed). The default is 0. We strongly recommend not setting this to 1 as you are subject to man-in-the-middle and other attacks.

HTTP response status codes for "Update a webhook configuration for a repository"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Update a webhook configuration for a repository"

Request example

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks/{hook_id}/config
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks/HOOK_ID/config \ -d '{"content_type":"json","url":"https://example.com/webhook"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "content_type": "json", "insecure_ssl": "0", "secret": "********", "url": "https://example.com/webhook" }

List deliveries for a repository webhook

Returns a list of webhook deliveries for a webhook configured in a repository.

Parameters for "List deliveries for a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

cursor string

Used for pagination: the starting delivery from which the page of deliveries is fetched. Refer to the link header for the next and previous page cursors.

redelivery boolean

HTTP response status codes for "List deliveries for a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

400

Bad Request

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "List deliveries for a repository webhook"

Request example

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

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 12345678, "guid": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516", "delivered_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "redelivery": false, "duration": 0.27, "status": "OK", "status_code": 200, "event": "issues", "action": "opened", "installation_id": 123, "repository_id": 456 }, { "id": 123456789, "guid": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516", "delivered_at": "2019-06-04T00:57:16Z", "redelivery": true, "duration": 0.28, "status": "OK", "status_code": 200, "event": "issues", "action": "opened", "installation_id": 123, "repository_id": 456 } ]

Get a delivery for a repository webhook

Returns a delivery for a webhook configured in a repository.

Parameters for "Get a delivery for a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

delivery_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Get a delivery for a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

400

Bad Request

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Get a delivery for a repository webhook"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks/{hook_id}/deliveries/{delivery_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks/HOOK_ID/deliveries/DELIVERY_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 12345678, "guid": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516", "delivered_at": "2019-06-03T00:57:16Z", "redelivery": false, "duration": 0.27, "status": "OK", "status_code": 200, "event": "issues", "action": "opened", "installation_id": 123, "repository_id": 456, "url": "https://www.example.com", "request": { "headers": { "X-GitHub-Delivery": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516", "X-Hub-Signature-256": "sha256=6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e", "Accept": "*/*", "X-GitHub-Hook-ID": "42", "User-Agent": "GitHub-Hookshot/b8c71d8", "X-GitHub-Event": "issues", "X-GitHub-Hook-Installation-Target-ID": "123", "X-GitHub-Hook-Installation-Target-Type": "repository", "content-type": "application/json", "X-Hub-Signature": "sha1=a84d88e7554fc1fa21bcbc4efae3c782a70d2b9d" }, "payload": { "action": "opened", "issue": { "body": "foo" }, "repository": { "id": 123 } } }, "response": { "headers": { "Content-Type": "text/html;charset=utf-8" }, "payload": "ok" } }

Redeliver a delivery for a repository webhook

Redeliver a webhook delivery for a webhook configured in a repository.

Parameters for "Redeliver a delivery for a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

delivery_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Redeliver a delivery for a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
202

Accepted

400

Bad Request

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Redeliver a delivery for a repository webhook"

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks/{hook_id}/deliveries/{delivery_id}/attempts
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks/HOOK_ID/deliveries/DELIVERY_ID/attempts

Accepted

Ping a repository webhook

This will trigger a ping event to be sent to the hook.

Parameters for "Ping a repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

HTTP response status codes for "Ping a repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Ping a repository webhook"

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks/{hook_id}/pings
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks/HOOK_ID/pings

Response

Status: 204

Test the push repository webhook

This will trigger the hook with the latest push to the current repository if the hook is subscribed to push events. If the hook is not subscribed to push events, the server will respond with 204 but no test POST will be generated.

Note: Previously /repos/:owner/:repo/hooks/:hook_id/test

Parameters for "Test the push repository webhook"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

hook_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the hook. You can find this value in the X-GitHub-Hook-ID header of a webhook delivery.

HTTP response status codes for "Test the push repository webhook"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Test the push repository webhook"

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/hooks/{hook_id}/tests
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/hooks/HOOK_ID/tests

Response

Status: 204