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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.18

Users

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Many of the resources on the users API provide a shortcut for getting information about the currently authenticated user. If a request URL does not include a {username} parameter then the response will be for the logged in user (and you must pass authentication information with your request). Additional private information, such as whether a user has two-factor authentication enabled, is included when authenticated through basic auth or OAuth with the user scope.

Get the authenticated user

If the authenticated user is authenticated through basic authentication or OAuth with the user scope, then the response lists public and private profile information.

If the authenticated user is authenticated through OAuth without the user scope, then the response lists only public profile information.

get /user

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user')

Response with public and private profile information

Status: 200 OK
{
  "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,
  "name": "monalisa octocat",
  "company": "GitHub",
  "blog": "https://github.com/blog",
  "location": "San Francisco",
  "email": "octocat@github.com",
  "hireable": false,
  "bio": "There once was...",
  "public_repos": 2,
  "public_gists": 1,
  "followers": 20,
  "following": 0,
  "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z",
  "updated_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z",
  "private_gists": 81,
  "total_private_repos": 100,
  "owned_private_repos": 100,
  "disk_usage": 10000,
  "collaborators": 8,
  "two_factor_authentication": true,
  "plan": {
    "name": "Medium",
    "space": 400,
    "private_repos": 20,
    "collaborators": 0
  }
}

Response with public profile information

Status: 200 OK
{
  "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,
  "name": "monalisa octocat",
  "company": "GitHub",
  "blog": "https://github.com/blog",
  "location": "San Francisco",
  "email": "octocat@github.com",
  "hireable": false,
  "bio": "There once was...",
  "public_repos": 2,
  "public_gists": 1,
  "followers": 20,
  "following": 0,
  "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z",
  "updated_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z"
}

Update the authenticated user

Note: If your email is set to private and you send an email parameter as part of this request to update your profile, your privacy settings are still enforced: the email address will not be displayed on your public profile or via the API.

patch /user

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

name string body

The new name of the user.

email string body

The publicly visible email address of the user.

blog string body

The new blog URL of the user.

company string body

The new company of the user.

location string body

The new location of the user.

hireable boolean body

The new hiring availability of the user.

bio string body

The new short biography of the user.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PATCH \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user \
  -d '{"name":"name"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PATCH /user', {
  name: 'name'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "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,
  "name": "monalisa octocat",
  "company": "GitHub",
  "blog": "https://github.com/blog",
  "location": "San Francisco",
  "email": "octocat@github.com",
  "hireable": false,
  "bio": "There once was...",
  "public_repos": 2,
  "public_gists": 1,
  "followers": 20,
  "following": 0,
  "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z",
  "updated_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z",
  "private_gists": 81,
  "total_private_repos": 100,
  "owned_private_repos": 100,
  "disk_usage": 10000,
  "collaborators": 8,
  "two_factor_authentication": true,
  "plan": {
    "name": "Medium",
    "space": 400,
    "private_repos": 20,
    "collaborators": 0
  }
}

List users

Lists all users, in the order that they signed up on GitHub Enterprise. This list includes personal user accounts and organization accounts.

Note: Pagination is powered exclusively by the since parameter. Use the Link header to get the URL for the next page of users.

get /users

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

since string query

The integer ID of the last User that you've seen.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

Notes


Get a user

Provides publicly available information about someone with a GitHub Enterprise account.

The email key in the following response is the publicly visible email address from your GitHub Enterprise profile page. When setting up your profile, you can select a primary email address to be “public” which provides an email entry for this endpoint. If you do not set a public email address for email, then it will have a value of null. You only see publicly visible email addresses when authenticated with GitHub Enterprise. For more information, see Authentication.

The Emails API enables you to list all of your email addresses, and toggle a primary email to be visible publicly. For more information, see "Emails API".

get /users/{username}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "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,
  "name": "monalisa octocat",
  "company": "GitHub",
  "blog": "https://github.com/blog",
  "location": "San Francisco",
  "email": "octocat@github.com",
  "hireable": false,
  "bio": "There once was...",
  "public_repos": 2,
  "public_gists": 1,
  "followers": 20,
  "following": 0,
  "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z",
  "updated_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z"
}

Notes


Get contextual information for a user

Provides hovercard information when authenticated through basic auth or OAuth with the repo scope. You can find out more about someone in relation to their pull requests, issues, repositories, and organizations.

The subject_type and subject_id parameters provide context for the person's hovercard, which returns more information than without the parameters. For example, if you wanted to find out more about octocat who owns the Spoon-Knife repository via cURL, it would look like this:

 curl -u username:token
  https://api.github.com/users/octocat/hovercard?subject_type=repository&subject_id=1300192
get /users/{username}/hovercard

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
username string path
subject_type string query

Identifies which additional information you'd like to receive about the person's hovercard. Can be organization, repository, issue, pull_request. Required when using subject_id.

subject_id string query

Uses the ID for the subject_type you specified. Required when using subject_type.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.hagar-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME/hovercard
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/hovercard', {
  username: 'username',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'hagar'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "contexts": [
    {
      "message": "Owns this repository",
      "octicon": "repo"
    }
  ]
}

Preview notice

You can now retrieve someone's hovercard information in different contexts using the Hovercard API. This feature is currently available for developers to preview. See the blog post for full details. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.hagar-preview+json
☝️ This header is required.

Blocking users

Emails

Management of email addresses via the API requires that you authenticate through basic auth, or through OAuth with a correct scope for the endpoint.

List email addresses for the authenticated user

Lists all of your email addresses, and specifies which one is visible to the public. This endpoint is accessible with the user:email scope.

get /user/emails

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/emails
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/emails')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "email": "octocat@github.com",
    "verified": true,
    "primary": true,
    "visibility": "public"
  }
]

Add an email address for the authenticated user

If your GitHub Enterprise Server instance has LDAP Sync enabled and the option to synchronize emails enabled, this API is disabled and will return a 403 response. Users managed in LDAP won't be able to add or delete an email address via the API with these options enabled.

This endpoint is accessible with the user scope.

post /user/emails

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

emails array of strings body

Required. Adds one or more email addresses to your GitHub Enterprise account. Must contain at least one email address. Note: Alternatively, you can pass a single email address or an array of emails addresses directly, but we recommend that you pass an object using the emails key.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/emails \
  -d '{"emails":["octocat@github.com"]}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /user/emails', {
  emails: [
    'octocat@github.com'
  ]
})

Default response

Status: 201 Created
[
  {
    "email": "octocat@octocat.org",
    "primary": false,
    "verified": false,
    "visibility": "public"
  },
  {
    "email": "octocat@github.com",
    "primary": false,
    "verified": false,
    "visibility": null
  },
  {
    "email": "support@github.com",
    "primary": false,
    "verified": false,
    "visibility": null
  }
]

Delete an email address for the authenticated user

If your GitHub Enterprise Server instance has LDAP Sync enabled and the option to synchronize emails enabled, this API is disabled and will return a 403 response. Users managed in LDAP won't be able to add or delete an email address via the API with these options enabled.

This endpoint is accessible with the user scope.

delete /user/emails

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

emails array of strings body

Required. Deletes one or more email addresses from your GitHub Enterprise account. Must contain at least one email address. Note: Alternatively, you can pass a single email address or an array of emails addresses directly, but we recommend that you pass an object using the emails key.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/emails \
  -d '{"emails":["octocat@github.com"]}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /user/emails', {
  emails: [
    'octocat@github.com'
  ]
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List public email addresses for the authenticated user

Lists your publicly visible email address. This endpoint is accessible with the user:email scope.

get /user/public_emails

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/public_emails
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/public_emails')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "email": "octocat@github.com",
    "verified": true,
    "primary": true,
    "visibility": "public"
  }
]

Followers

List followers of the authenticated user

Lists the people following the authenticated user.

get /user/followers

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/followers
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/followers')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

List the people the authenticated user follows

Lists the people who the authenticated user follows.

get /user/following

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/following
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/following')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

get /user/following/{username}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/following/USERNAME
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/following/{username}', {
  username: 'username'
})

Response if the person is followed by the authenticated user

Status: 204 No Content

Response if the person is not followed by the authenticated user

Status: 404 Not Found

Follow a user

Note that you'll need to set Content-Length to zero when calling out to this endpoint. For more information, see "HTTP verbs."

Following a user requires the user to be logged in and authenticated with basic auth or OAuth with the user:follow scope.

put /user/following/{username}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/following/USERNAME
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /user/following/{username}', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Unfollow a user

Unfollowing a user requires the user to be logged in and authenticated with basic auth or OAuth with the user:follow scope.

delete /user/following/{username}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/following/USERNAME
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /user/following/{username}', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List followers of a user

Lists the people following the specified user.

get /users/{username}/followers

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME/followers
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/followers', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

Notes


List the people a user follows

Lists the people who the specified user follows.

get /users/{username}/following

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME/following
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/following', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

Notes


get /users/{username}/following/{target_user}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
target_user string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME/following/TARGET_USER
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/following/{target_user}', {
  username: 'username',
  target_user: 'target_user'
})

Response if the user follows the target user

Status: 204 No Content

Response if the user does not follow the target user

Status: 404 Not Found

Notes


Git SSH keys

List public SSH keys for the authenticated user

Lists the public SSH keys for the authenticated user's GitHub account. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth or via OAuth with at least read:public_key scope.

get /user/keys

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/keys
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/keys')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "key_id": "012345678912345678",
    "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234"
  }
]

Create a public SSH key for the authenticated user

Adds a public SSH key to the authenticated user's GitHub account. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth, or OAuth with at least write:public_key scope.

If your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance has LDAP Sync enabled and the option to synchronize SSH keys enabled, this API is disabled and will return a 403 response. Users managed in LDAP won't be able to add an SSH key address via the API with these options enabled.

post /user/keys

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

title string body

A descriptive name for the new key. Use a name that will help you recognize this key in your GitHub account. For example, if you're using a personal Mac, you might call this key "Personal MacBook Air".

key string body

The public SSH key to add to your GitHub account. See "Generating a new SSH key" for guidance on how to create a public SSH key.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/keys \
  -d '{"title":"title"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /user/keys', {
  title: 'title'
})

Default response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "key_id": "012345678912345678",
  "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234"
}

Get a public SSH key for the authenticated user

View extended details for a single public SSH key. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth or via OAuth with at least read:public_key scope.

get /user/keys/{key_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

key_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/keys/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/keys/{key_id}', {
  key_id: 42
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "key_id": "012345678912345678",
  "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234"
}

Delete a public SSH key for the authenticated user

Removes a public SSH key from the authenticated user's GitHub account. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth or via OAuth with at least admin:public_key scope.

If your GitHub Enterprise Server appliance has LDAP Sync enabled and the option to synchronize SSH keys enabled, this API is disabled and will return a 403 response. Users managed in LDAP won't be able to remove an SSH key address via the API with these options enabled.

delete /user/keys/{key_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

key_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/keys/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /user/keys/{key_id}', {
  key_id: 42
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List public keys for a user

Lists the verified public SSH keys for a user. This is accessible by anyone.

get /users/{username}/keys

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME/keys
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/keys', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAA..."
  }
]

Notes


GPG keys

The data returned in the public_key response field is not a GPG formatted key. When a user uploads a GPG key, it is parsed and the cryptographic public key is extracted and stored. This cryptographic key is what is returned by the APIs on this page. This key is not suitable to be used directly by programs like GPG.

List GPG keys for the authenticated user

Lists the current user's GPG keys. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth or via OAuth with at least read:gpg_key scope.

get /user/gpg_keys

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/gpg_keys
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/gpg_keys')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 3,
    "primary_key_id": null,
    "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270",
    "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...",
    "emails": [
      {
        "email": "mastahyeti@users.noreply.github.com",
        "verified": true
      }
    ],
    "subkeys": [
      {
        "id": 4,
        "primary_key_id": 3,
        "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7",
        "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...",
        "emails": [],
        "subkeys": [],
        "can_sign": false,
        "can_encrypt_comms": true,
        "can_encrypt_storage": true,
        "can_certify": false,
        "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
        "expires_at": null
      }
    ],
    "can_sign": true,
    "can_encrypt_comms": false,
    "can_encrypt_storage": false,
    "can_certify": true,
    "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
    "expires_at": null
  }
]

Create a GPG key for the authenticated user

Adds a GPG key to the authenticated user's GitHub account. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth, or OAuth with at least write:gpg_key scope.

post /user/gpg_keys

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

armored_public_key string body

Your GPG key, generated in ASCII-armored format. See "Generating a new GPG key" for help creating a GPG key.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/gpg_keys \
  -d '{"armored_public_key":"armored_public_key"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /user/gpg_keys', {
  armored_public_key: 'armored_public_key'
})

Default response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 3,
  "primary_key_id": null,
  "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270",
  "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...",
  "emails": [
    {
      "email": "mastahyeti@users.noreply.github.com",
      "verified": true
    }
  ],
  "subkeys": [
    {
      "id": 4,
      "primary_key_id": 3,
      "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7",
      "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...",
      "emails": [],
      "subkeys": [],
      "can_sign": false,
      "can_encrypt_comms": true,
      "can_encrypt_storage": true,
      "can_certify": false,
      "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
      "expires_at": null
    }
  ],
  "can_sign": true,
  "can_encrypt_comms": false,
  "can_encrypt_storage": false,
  "can_certify": true,
  "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
  "expires_at": null
}

Get a GPG key for the authenticated user

View extended details for a single GPG key. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth or via OAuth with at least read:gpg_key scope.

get /user/gpg_keys/{gpg_key_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

gpg_key_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/gpg_keys/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/gpg_keys/{gpg_key_id}', {
  gpg_key_id: 42
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 3,
  "primary_key_id": null,
  "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270",
  "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...",
  "emails": [
    {
      "email": "mastahyeti@users.noreply.github.com",
      "verified": true
    }
  ],
  "subkeys": [
    {
      "id": 4,
      "primary_key_id": 3,
      "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7",
      "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...",
      "emails": [],
      "subkeys": [],
      "can_sign": false,
      "can_encrypt_comms": true,
      "can_encrypt_storage": true,
      "can_certify": false,
      "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
      "expires_at": null
    }
  ],
  "can_sign": true,
  "can_encrypt_comms": false,
  "can_encrypt_storage": false,
  "can_certify": true,
  "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
  "expires_at": null
}

Delete a GPG key for the authenticated user

Removes a GPG key from the authenticated user's GitHub account. Requires that you are authenticated via Basic Auth or via OAuth with at least admin:gpg_key scope.

delete /user/gpg_keys/{gpg_key_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

gpg_key_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/gpg_keys/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /user/gpg_keys/{gpg_key_id}', {
  gpg_key_id: 42
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List GPG keys for a user

Lists the GPG keys for a user. This information is accessible by anyone.

get /users/{username}/gpg_keys

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/users/USERNAME/gpg_keys
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/gpg_keys', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 3,
    "primary_key_id": null,
    "key_id": "3262EFF25BA0D270",
    "public_key": "xsBNBFayYZ...",
    "emails": [
      {
        "email": "mastahyeti@users.noreply.github.com",
        "verified": true
      }
    ],
    "subkeys": [
      {
        "id": 4,
        "primary_key_id": 3,
        "key_id": "4A595D4C72EE49C7",
        "public_key": "zsBNBFayYZ...",
        "emails": [],
        "subkeys": [],
        "can_sign": false,
        "can_encrypt_comms": true,
        "can_encrypt_storage": true,
        "can_certify": false,
        "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
        "expires_at": null
      }
    ],
    "can_sign": true,
    "can_encrypt_comms": false,
    "can_encrypt_storage": false,
    "can_certify": true,
    "created_at": "2016-03-24T11:31:04-06:00",
    "expires_at": null
  }
]

Notes


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