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The REST API is now versioned. For more information, see "About API versioning."

REST API endpoints for repository autolinks

Use the REST API to add autolinks to external resources.

To help streamline your workflow, you can use the REST API to add autolinks to external resources like JIRA issues and Zendesk tickets. For more information, see "Configuring autolinks to reference external resources."

GitHub Apps require repository administration permissions with read or write access to use these endpoints.

Gets all autolinks that are configured for a repository.

Information about autolinks are only available to repository administrators.

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.

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/autolinks
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/autolinks

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 1, "key_prefix": "TICKET-", "url_template": "https://example.com/TICKET?query=<num>", "is_alphanumeric": true } ]

Users with admin access to the repository can create an autolink.

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
key_prefix string Required

This prefix appended by certain characters will generate a link any time it is found in an issue, pull request, or commit.

url_template string Required

The URL must contain <num> for the reference number. <num> matches different characters depending on the value of is_alphanumeric.

is_alphanumeric boolean

Whether this autolink reference matches alphanumeric characters. If true, the <num> parameter of the url_template matches alphanumeric characters A-Z (case insensitive), 0-9, and -. If false, this autolink reference only matches numeric characters.

Default: true

Status codeDescription
201

Created

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/autolinks
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/autolinks \ -d '{"key_prefix":"TICKET-","url_template":"https://example.com/TICKET?query=<num>","is_alphanumeric":true}'

response

Status: 201
{ "id": 1, "key_prefix": "TICKET-", "url_template": "https://example.com/TICKET?query=<num>", "is_alphanumeric": true }

This returns a single autolink reference by ID that was configured for the given repository.

Information about autolinks are only available to repository administrators.

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.

autolink_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the autolink.

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/autolinks/{autolink_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/autolinks/AUTOLINK_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "key_prefix": "TICKET-", "url_template": "https://example.com/TICKET?query=<num>", "is_alphanumeric": true }

This deletes a single autolink reference by ID that was configured for the given repository.

Information about autolinks are only available to repository administrators.

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.

autolink_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the autolink.

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Request example

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/autolinks/{autolink_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/autolinks/AUTOLINK_ID

Response

Status: 204