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Organizations

The Organization Administration API allows you to create organizations on your enterprise.

It is only available to authenticated site administrators. Normal users will receive a 404 response if they try to access it.

Create an organization

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
loginstringRequired

The organization's username.

adminstringRequired

The login of the user who will manage this organization.

profile_namestring

The organization's display name.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

Code samples

post/admin/organizations
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/organizations \ -d '{"login":"github","profile_name":"GitHub, Inc.","admin":"monalisaoctocat"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "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" }

Update an organization name

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
orgstringRequired

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
loginstringRequired

The organization's new name.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
202

Accepted

Code samples

patch/admin/organizations/{org}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/organizations/ORG \ -d '{"login":"the-new-octocats"}'

Response

Status: 202
{ "message": "Job queued to rename organization. It may take a few minutes to complete.", "url": "https://<hostname>/api/v3/organizations/1" }