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The GitHub Apps API enables you to get high-level information about a GitHub App as well as specific information about installations of the app. To learn more about GitHub Apps, see "Authenticating as a GitHub App."

This page lists endpoints that you can access while authenticated as a GitHub App. See "Authenticating as a GitHub App" to learn more.

When authenticated as a GitHub App, the GitHub Apps API enables you to get high-level information about a GitHub App as well as specific information about installations of an app.

You can access REST API v3 endpoints while authenticated as a GitHub App. These endpoints have a "Notes" section that contains a bullet point that says "Works with GitHub Apps." You can also access these endpoints while authenticated as a user.

A subset of REST API v3 endpoints requires authenticating as a GitHub App installation. See Installations for a list of these endpoints.

Get the authenticated app

Returns the GitHub App associated with the authentication credentials used. To see how many app installations are associated with this GitHub App, see the installations_count in the response. For more details about your app's installations, see the "List installations for the authenticated app" endpoint.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

get /app

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.

Code samples

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

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "slug": "octoapp",
  "node_id": "MDExOkludGVncmF0aW9uMQ==",
  "owner": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
    "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
    "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "description": "A great organization"
  },
  "name": "Octocat App",
  "description": "",
  "external_url": "https://example.com",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/apps/octoapp",
  "created_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
  "updated_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
  "permissions": {
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read",
    "issues": "write",
    "single_file": "write"
  },
  "events": [
    "push",
    "pull_request"
  ],
  "installations_count": 3
}

Notes

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Create a GitHub App from a manifest

Use this endpoint to complete the handshake necessary when implementing the GitHub App Manifest flow. When you create a GitHub App with the manifest flow, you receive a temporary code used to retrieve the GitHub App's id, pem (private key), and webhook_secret.

post /app-manifests/{code}/conversions

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
code string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.fury-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/app-manifests/CODE/conversions
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /app-manifests/{code}/conversions', {
  code: 'code',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'fury'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDM6QXBwNTk=",
  "owner": {
    "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": "octoapp",
  "description": null,
  "external_url": "https://www.example.com",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/apps/octoapp",
  "created_at": "2018-09-13T12:28:37Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-09-13T12:28:37Z",
  "client_id": "Iv1.8a61f9b3a7aba766",
  "client_secret": "1726be1638095a19edd134c77bde3aa2ece1e5d8",
  "webhook_secret": "e340154128314309424b7c8e90325147d99fdafa",
  "pem": "-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----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\nZM372Ac6zc1EqSrid2IjET1YqyIW2KGLI1R2xbQc98UGlt48OdWu\n-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----\n"
}

Preview notice

GitHub App Manifests are currently available for developers to preview. To access this API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

List installations for the authenticated app

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

The permissions the installation has are included under the permissions key.

get /app/installations

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
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.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/app/installations
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /app/installations', {
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "account": {
      "login": "github",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
      "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
      "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
      "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
      "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "description": "A great organization"
    },
    "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
    "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
    "app_id": 1,
    "target_id": 1,
    "target_type": "Organization",
    "permissions": {
      "checks": "write",
      "metadata": "read",
      "contents": "read"
    },
    "events": [
      "push",
      "pull_request"
    ],
    "single_file_name": "config.yml",
    "repository_selection": "selected"
  }
]

Notes

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Get an installation for the authenticated app

Enables an authenticated GitHub App to find an installation's information using the installation id. The installation's account type (target_type) will be either an organization or a user account, depending which account the repository belongs to.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

get /app/installations/{installation_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
installation_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/app/installations/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /app/installations/{installation_id}', {
  installation_id: 42,
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "account": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
    "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
    "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "description": "A great organization"
  },
  "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
  "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
  "app_id": 1,
  "target_id": 1,
  "target_type": "Organization",
  "permissions": {
    "checks": "write",
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read"
  },
  "events": [
    "push",
    "pull_request"
  ],
  "single_file_name": "config.yml",
  "repository_selection": "selected"
}

Notes

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Delete an installation for the authenticated app

Uninstalls a GitHub App on a user, organization, or business account.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

delete /app/installations/{installation_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notices.
installation_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.gambit-preview+json,application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/app/installations/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /app/installations/{installation_id}', {
  installation_id: 42,
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'gambit',
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Preview notices

Uninstalling GitHub Apps and revoking an app's installation token are currently available for developers to preview. To access the new endpoint during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Create an installation access token for an app

Creates an installation access token that enables a GitHub App to make authenticated API requests for the app's installation on an organization or individual account. Installation tokens expire one hour from the time you create them. Using an expired token produces a status code of 401 - Unauthorized, and requires creating a new installation token. By default the installation token has access to all repositories that the installation can access. To restrict the access to specific repositories, you can provide the repository_ids when creating the token. When you omit repository_ids, the response does not contain the repositories key.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

post /app/installations/{installation_id}/access_tokens

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
installation_id integer path
repository_ids array of integers body

The ids of the repositories that the installation token can access. Providing repository ids restricts the access of an installation token to specific repositories. You can use the "List repositories accessible to the app installation" endpoint to get the id of all repositories that an installation can access. For example, you can select specific repositories when creating an installation token to restrict the number of repositories that can be cloned using the token.

permissions object body

The permissions granted to the access token. The permissions object includes the permission names and their access type. For a complete list of permissions and allowable values, see "GitHub App permissions."

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/app/installations/42/access_tokens \
  -d '{"repository_ids":[42]}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /app/installations/{installation_id}/access_tokens', {
  installation_id: 42,
  repository_ids: [
    42
  ],
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "token": "v1.1f699f1069f60xxx",
  "expires_at": "2016-07-11T22:14:10Z",
  "permissions": {
    "issues": "write",
    "contents": "read"
  },
  "repository_selection": "selected",
  "repositories": [
    {
      "id": 1296269,
      "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
      "name": "Hello-World",
      "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
      "owner": {
        "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
      },
      "private": false,
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "description": "This your first repo!",
      "fork": false,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
      "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
      "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
      "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "homepage": "https://github.com",
      "language": null,
      "forks_count": 9,
      "stargazers_count": 80,
      "watchers_count": 80,
      "size": 108,
      "default_branch": "master",
      "open_issues_count": 0,
      "is_template": true,
      "topics": [
        "octocat",
        "atom",
        "electron",
        "api"
      ],
      "has_issues": true,
      "has_projects": true,
      "has_wiki": true,
      "has_pages": false,
      "has_downloads": true,
      "archived": false,
      "disabled": false,
      "visibility": "public",
      "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
      "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
      "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
      "permissions": {
        "admin": false,
        "push": false,
        "pull": true
      },
      "allow_rebase_merge": true,
      "template_repository": null,
      "allow_squash_merge": true,
      "allow_merge_commit": true,
      "subscribers_count": 42,
      "network_count": 0,
      "anonymous_access_enabled": false
    }
  ]
}

Notes

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Get an app

Note: The :app_slug is just the URL-friendly name of your GitHub App. You can find this on the settings page for your GitHub App (e.g., https://github.com/settings/apps/:app_slug).

If the GitHub App you specify is public, you can access this endpoint without authenticating. If the GitHub App you specify is private, you must authenticate with a personal access token or an installation access token to access this endpoint.

get /apps/{app_slug}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
app_slug string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/apps/APP_SLUG
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /apps/{app_slug}', {
  app_slug: 'app_slug',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "slug": "octoapp",
  "node_id": "MDExOkludGVncmF0aW9uMQ==",
  "owner": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
    "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
    "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "description": "A great organization"
  },
  "name": "Octocat App",
  "description": "",
  "external_url": "https://example.com",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/apps/octoapp",
  "created_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
  "updated_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
  "permissions": {
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read",
    "issues": "write",
    "single_file": "write"
  },
  "events": [
    "push",
    "pull_request"
  ]
}

Notes

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Get an organization installation for the authenticated app

Enables an authenticated GitHub App to find the organization's installation information.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

get /orgs/{org}/installation

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
org string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/orgs/ORG/installation
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /orgs/{org}/installation', {
  org: 'org',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "account": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/github",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/received_events",
    "type": "Organization",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "repository_selection": "all",
  "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
  "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
  "app_id": 1,
  "target_id": 1,
  "target_type": "Organization",
  "permissions": {
    "checks": "write",
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read"
  },
  "events": [
    "push",
    "pull_request"
  ],
  "created_at": "2018-02-09T20:51:14Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-02-09T20:51:14Z",
  "single_file_name": null
}

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Get a repository installation for the authenticated app

Enables an authenticated GitHub App to find the repository's installation information. The installation's account type will be either an organization or a user account, depending which account the repository belongs to.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/installation

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
owner string path
repo string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/repos/octocat/hello-world/installation
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/installation', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "account": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/github",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/received_events",
    "type": "Organization",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "repository_selection": "all",
  "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
  "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
  "app_id": 1,
  "target_id": 1,
  "target_type": "Organization",
  "permissions": {
    "checks": "write",
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read"
  },
  "events": [
    "push",
    "pull_request"
  ],
  "created_at": "2018-02-09T20:51:14Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-02-09T20:51:14Z",
  "single_file_name": null
}

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Get a user installation for the authenticated app

Enables an authenticated GitHub App to find the user’s installation information.

You must use a JWT to access this endpoint.

get /users/{username}/installation

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
username string path

Code samples

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

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 3,
  "account": {
    "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
  },
  "repository_selection": "selected",
  "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/3/access_tokens",
  "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/3",
  "app_id": 2,
  "target_id": 1,
  "target_type": "User",
  "permissions": {
    "checks": "write",
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read"
  },
  "events": [
    "label"
  ],
  "created_at": "2018-02-22T20:51:14Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-02-22T20:51:14Z",
  "single_file_name": null
}

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

OAuth Applications API

You can use this API to manage the OAuth tokens an OAuth application uses to access people's GitHub accounts.

Delete an app authorization

OAuth application owners can revoke a grant for their OAuth application and a specific user. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password. You must also provide a valid OAuth access_token as an input parameter and the grant for the token's owner will be deleted.

Deleting an OAuth application's grant will also delete all OAuth tokens associated with the application for the user. Once deleted, the application will have no access to the user's account and will no longer be listed on the application authorizations settings screen within GitHub.

delete /applications/{client_id}/grant

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
client_id string path
access_token string body

The OAuth access token used to authenticate to the GitHub API.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.doctor-strange-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/grant \
  -d '{"access_token":"access_token"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /applications/{client_id}/grant', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'doctor-strange'
    ]
  }
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Preview notice

New endpoints using OAuth tokens as input parameters instead of path parameters are available for developers to preview in the OAuth Applications API. To access these endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

Revoke a grant for an application

Deprecation Notice: GitHub will replace and discontinue OAuth endpoints containing access_token in the path parameter. We are introducing new endpoints that allow you to securely manage tokens for OAuth Apps by using access_token as an input parameter. For more information, see the blog post.

OAuth endpoints using an access_token in the path parameter are currently available and not yet deprecated in GitHub Enterprise Server. GitHub will announce the deprecation and provide advanced notice before removing support for this feature.

OAuth application owners can revoke a grant for their OAuth application and a specific user. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password. You must also provide a valid token as :access_token and the grant for the token's owner will be deleted.

Deleting an OAuth application's grant will also delete all OAuth tokens associated with the application for the user. Once deleted, the application will have no access to the user's account and will no longer be listed on the Applications settings page under "Authorized OAuth Apps" on GitHub.

delete /applications/{client_id}/grants/{access_token}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

client_id string path
access_token string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/grants/ACCESS_TOKEN
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /applications/{client_id}/grants/{access_token}', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Check a token

OAuth applications can use a special API method for checking OAuth token validity without exceeding the normal rate limits for failed login attempts. Authentication works differently with this particular endpoint. You must use Basic Authentication to use this endpoint, where the username is the OAuth application client_id and the password is its client_secret. Invalid tokens will return 404 NOT FOUND.

post /applications/{client_id}/token

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
client_id string path
access_token string body

The OAuth access token used to authenticate to the GitHub API.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.doctor-strange-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/token \
  -d '{"access_token":"access_token"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /applications/{client_id}/token', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'doctor-strange'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678",
  "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
  }
}

Preview notice

New endpoints using OAuth tokens as input parameters instead of path parameters are available for developers to preview in the OAuth Applications API. To access these endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

Reset a token

OAuth applications can use this API method to reset a valid OAuth token without end-user involvement. Applications must save the "token" property in the response because changes take effect immediately. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password. Invalid tokens will return 404 NOT FOUND.

patch /applications/{client_id}/token

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
client_id string path
access_token string body

The OAuth access token used to authenticate to the GitHub API.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PATCH \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.doctor-strange-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/token \
  -d '{"access_token":"access_token"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PATCH /applications/{client_id}/token', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'doctor-strange'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678",
  "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
  }
}

Preview notice

New endpoints using OAuth tokens as input parameters instead of path parameters are available for developers to preview in the OAuth Applications API. To access these endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

Delete an app token

OAuth application owners can revoke a single token for an OAuth application. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password.

delete /applications/{client_id}/token

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
client_id string path
access_token string body

The OAuth access token used to authenticate to the GitHub API.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.doctor-strange-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/token \
  -d '{"access_token":"access_token"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /applications/{client_id}/token', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'doctor-strange'
    ]
  }
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Preview notice

New endpoints using OAuth tokens as input parameters instead of path parameters are available for developers to preview in the OAuth Applications API. To access these endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

Check an authorization

Deprecation Notice: GitHub will replace and discontinue OAuth endpoints containing access_token in the path parameter. We are introducing new endpoints that allow you to securely manage tokens for OAuth Apps by using access_token as an input parameter. For more information, see the blog post.

OAuth endpoints using an access_token in the path parameter are currently available and not yet deprecated in GitHub Enterprise Server. GitHub will announce the deprecation and provide advanced notice before removing support for this feature.

OAuth applications can use a special API method for checking OAuth token validity without exceeding the normal rate limits for failed login attempts. Authentication works differently with this particular endpoint. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password. Invalid tokens will return 404 NOT FOUND.

get /applications/{client_id}/tokens/{access_token}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

client_id string path
access_token string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/tokens/ACCESS_TOKEN
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /applications/{client_id}/tokens/{access_token}', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678",
  "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
  }
}

Reset an authorization

Deprecation Notice: GitHub will replace and discontinue OAuth endpoints containing access_token in the path parameter. We are introducing new endpoints that allow you to securely manage tokens for OAuth Apps by using access_token as an input parameter. For more information, see the blog post.

OAuth endpoints using an access_token in the path parameter are currently available and not yet deprecated in GitHub Enterprise Server. GitHub will announce the deprecation and provide advanced notice before removing support for this feature.

OAuth applications can use this API method to reset a valid OAuth token without end-user involvement. Applications must save the "token" property in the response because changes take effect immediately. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password. Invalid tokens will return 404 NOT FOUND.

post /applications/{client_id}/tokens/{access_token}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

client_id string path
access_token string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/tokens/ACCESS_TOKEN
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /applications/{client_id}/tokens/{access_token}', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1",
  "scopes": [
    "public_repo"
  ],
  "token": "abcdefgh12345678",
  "token_last_eight": "12345678",
  "hashed_token": "25f94a2a5c7fbaf499c665bc73d67c1c87e496da8985131633ee0a95819db2e8",
  "app": {
    "url": "http://my-github-app.com",
    "name": "my github app",
    "client_id": "abcde12345fghij67890"
  },
  "note": "optional note",
  "note_url": "http://optional/note/url",
  "updated_at": "2011-09-06T20:39:23Z",
  "created_at": "2011-09-06T17:26:27Z",
  "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678",
  "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
  }
}

Revoke an authorization for an application

Deprecation Notice: GitHub will replace and discontinue OAuth endpoints containing access_token in the path parameter. We are introducing new endpoints that allow you to securely manage tokens for OAuth Apps by using access_token as an input parameter. For more information, see the blog post.

OAuth endpoints using an access_token in the path parameter are currently available and not yet deprecated in GitHub Enterprise Server. GitHub will announce the deprecation and provide advanced notice before removing support for this feature.

OAuth application owners can revoke a single token for an OAuth application. You must use Basic Authentication when accessing this endpoint, using the OAuth application's client_id and client_secret as the username and password.

delete /applications/{client_id}/tokens/{access_token}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

client_id string path
access_token string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://{hostname}/applications/CLIENT_ID/tokens/ACCESS_TOKEN
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /applications/{client_id}/tokens/{access_token}', {
  client_id: 'client_id',
  access_token: 'access_token'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Installations

The Installations API enables you to get information about installations of your GitHub App and perform actions within those installations. An installation refers to any user or organization account that has installed the app. For information on how to authenticate as an installation and limit access to specific repositories, see "Authenticating as an installation."

To list all GitHub App installations for an organization, see "List app installations for an organization."

Create a content attachment

Creates an attachment under a content reference URL in the body or comment of an issue or pull request. Use the id of the content reference from the content_reference event to create an attachment.

The app must create a content attachment within six hours of the content reference URL being posted. See "Using content attachments" for details about content attachments.

You must use an installation access token to access this endpoint.

post /content_references/{content_reference_id}/attachments

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
content_reference_id integer path
title string body

Required. The title of the content attachment displayed in the body or comment of an issue or pull request.

body string body

Required. The body text of the content attachment displayed in the body or comment of an issue or pull request. This parameter supports markdown.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X POST \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.corsair-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/content_references/42/attachments \
  -d '{"title":"title","body":"body"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('POST /content_references/{content_reference_id}/attachments', {
  content_reference_id: 42,
  title: 'title',
  body: 'body',
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'corsair'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 101,
  "title": "[A-1234] Error found in core/models.py file'",
  "body": "You have used an email that already exists for the user_email_uniq field.\n ## DETAILS:\n\nThe (email)=(Octocat@github.com) already exists.\n\n The error was found in core/models.py in get_or_create_user at line 62.\n\n self.save()"
}

Notes

Preview notice

To access the Content Attachments API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

List repositories accessible to the app installation

List repositories that an app installation can access.

You must use an installation access token to access this endpoint.

get /installation/repositories

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notices.
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.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/installation/repositories
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /installation/repositories', {
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "total_count": 1,
  "repositories": [
    {
      "id": 1296269,
      "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
      "name": "Hello-World",
      "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
      "owner": {
        "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
      },
      "private": false,
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "description": "This your first repo!",
      "fork": false,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
      "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
      "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
      "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "homepage": "https://github.com",
      "language": null,
      "forks_count": 9,
      "stargazers_count": 80,
      "watchers_count": 80,
      "size": 108,
      "default_branch": "master",
      "open_issues_count": 0,
      "is_template": true,
      "topics": [
        "octocat",
        "atom",
        "electron",
        "api"
      ],
      "has_issues": true,
      "has_projects": true,
      "has_wiki": true,
      "has_pages": false,
      "has_downloads": true,
      "archived": false,
      "disabled": false,
      "visibility": "public",
      "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
      "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
      "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
      "allow_rebase_merge": true,
      "template_repository": null,
      "allow_squash_merge": true,
      "allow_merge_commit": true,
      "subscribers_count": 42,
      "network_count": 0,
      "anonymous_access_enabled": false
    }
  ]
}

Notes

Preview notices

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

The topics property for repositories on GitHub Enterprise Server is currently available for developers to preview. To view the topics property in calls that return repository results, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.mercy-preview+json

Revoke an installation access token

Revokes the installation token you're using to authenticate as an installation and access this endpoint.

Once an installation token is revoked, the token is invalidated and cannot be used. Other endpoints that require the revoked installation token must have a new installation token to work. You can create a new token using the "Create an installation access token for an app" endpoint.

You must use an installation access token to access this endpoint.

delete /installation/token

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.gambit-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/installation/token
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /installation/token', {
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'gambit'
    ]
  }
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Notes

Preview notice

Uninstalling GitHub Apps and revoking an app's installation token are currently available for developers to preview. To access the new endpoint during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

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

List app installations accessible to the user access token

Lists installations of your GitHub App that the authenticated user has explicit permission (:read, :write, or :admin) to access.

You must use a user-to-server OAuth access token, created for a user who has authorized your GitHub App, to access this endpoint.

The authenticated user has explicit permission to access repositories they own, repositories where they are a collaborator, and repositories that they can access through an organization membership.

You can find the permissions for the installation under the permissions key.

get /user/installations

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
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.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/installations
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/installations', {
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "total_count": 2,
  "installations": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "account": {
        "login": "github",
        "id": 1,
        "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
        "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
        "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
        "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
        "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "description": "A great organization"
      },
      "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
      "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
      "app_id": 1,
      "target_id": 1,
      "target_type": "Organization",
      "permissions": {
        "checks": "write",
        "metadata": "read",
        "contents": "read"
      },
      "events": [
        "push",
        "pull_request"
      ],
      "single_file_name": "config.yml"
    },
    {
      "id": 3,
      "account": {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 2,
        "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
      },
      "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
      "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
      "app_id": 1,
      "target_id": 1,
      "target_type": "Organization",
      "permissions": {
        "checks": "write",
        "metadata": "read",
        "contents": "read"
      },
      "events": [
        "push",
        "pull_request"
      ],
      "single_file_name": "config.yml"
    }
  ]
}

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

List repositories accessible to the user access token

List repositories that the authenticated user has explicit permission (:read, :write, or :admin) to access for an installation.

The authenticated user has explicit permission to access repositories they own, repositories where they are a collaborator, and repositories that they can access through an organization membership.

You must use a user-to-server OAuth access token, created for a user who has authorized your GitHub App, to access this endpoint.

The access the user has to each repository is included in the hash under the permissions key.

get /user/installations/{installation_id}/repositories

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notices.
installation_id integer 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.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/installations/42/repositories
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/installations/{installation_id}/repositories', {
  installation_id: 42,
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "total_count": 1,
  "repositories": [
    {
      "id": 1296269,
      "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
      "name": "Hello-World",
      "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
      "owner": {
        "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
      },
      "private": false,
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "description": "This your first repo!",
      "fork": false,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
      "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
      "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
      "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "homepage": "https://github.com",
      "language": null,
      "forks_count": 9,
      "stargazers_count": 80,
      "watchers_count": 80,
      "size": 108,
      "default_branch": "master",
      "open_issues_count": 0,
      "is_template": true,
      "topics": [
        "octocat",
        "atom",
        "electron",
        "api"
      ],
      "has_issues": true,
      "has_projects": true,
      "has_wiki": true,
      "has_pages": false,
      "has_downloads": true,
      "archived": false,
      "disabled": false,
      "visibility": "public",
      "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
      "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
      "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
      "permissions": {
        "admin": false,
        "push": false,
        "pull": true
      },
      "allow_rebase_merge": true,
      "template_repository": null,
      "allow_squash_merge": true,
      "allow_merge_commit": true,
      "subscribers_count": 42,
      "network_count": 0,
      "anonymous_access_enabled": false
    }
  ]
}

Preview notices

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

The topics property for repositories on GitHub Enterprise Server is currently available for developers to preview. To view the topics property in calls that return repository results, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.mercy-preview+json

Add a repository to an app installation

Add a single repository to an installation. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository.

You must use a personal access token (which you can create via the command line or the OAuth Authorizations API) or Basic Authentication to access this endpoint.

put /user/installations/{installation_id}/repositories/{repository_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
installation_id integer path
repository_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/installations/42/repositories/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /user/installations/{installation_id}/repositories/{repository_id}', {
  installation_id: 42,
  repository_id: 42,
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

Remove a repository from an app installation

Remove a single repository from an installation. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository.

You must use a personal access token (which you can create via the command line or the OAuth Authorizations API) or Basic Authentication to access this endpoint.

delete /user/installations/{installation_id}/repositories/{repository_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

This API is under preview and subject to change.

See preview notice.
installation_id integer path
repository_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json" \
  https://{hostname}/user/installations/42/repositories/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /user/installations/{installation_id}/repositories/{repository_id}', {
  installation_id: 42,
  repository_id: 42,
  mediaType: {
    previews: [
      'machine-man'
    ]
  }
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

Preview notice

To access the API with your GitHub App, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

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

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