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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.18

About GitHub's APIs

Learn about GitHub's APIs to extend and customize your GitHub experience.

In this article

There are two stable versions of the GitHub API: the REST API and the GraphQL API.

When using the REST API, we encourage you to request v3 via the Accept header.

For information on using the GraphQL API, see the v4 docs.

Deprecated versions


We deprecated the beta API on April 22, 2014.


We removed support for API v2 on June 12, 2012.


We removed support for API v1 on June 12, 2012.

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