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Users

The User Administration API allows you to suspend and unsuspend users on your enterprise.

It is only available to authenticated site administrators. Normal users will receive a 403 response if they try to access it.

List public keys

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

directionstring

The direction to sort the results by.

Default: desc

Can be one of: asc, desc

sortstring

Default: created

Can be one of: created, updated, accessed

sincestring

Only show public keys accessed after the given time.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/admin/keys
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/keys

Response

Status: 200
[ { "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234", "id": 2, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/2", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA", "created_at": "2020-06-11T21:31:57Z", "verified": false, "read_only": false, "last_used": "2020-06-11T22:31:57Z", "user_id": 1, "repository_id": 2 }, { "key": "9Og8iYjAyymI9LvABpJerYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234", "id": 3, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/2", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA", "created_at": "2020-06-11T21:31:57Z", "verified": false, "read_only": false, "last_used": "2020-06-11T22:31:57Z", "user_id": 1, "repository_id": 2 } ]

Delete a public key

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
key_idsstringRequired

The unique identifier of the key.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/admin/keys/{key_ids}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/keys/KEY_IDS

Response

Status: 204

List personal access tokens

Lists personal access tokens for all users, including admin users.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/admin/tokens
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/tokens

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 1, "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1", "scopes": [ "public_repo" ], "token": "ghu_16C7e42F292c6912E7710c838347Ae178B4a", "token_last_eight": "Ae178B4a", "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", "expires_at": "2011-09-08T17:26:27Z", "fingerprint": "jklmnop12345678" } ]

Delete a personal access token

Deletes a personal access token. Returns a 403 - Forbidden status when a personal access token is in use. For example, if you access this endpoint with the same personal access token that you are trying to delete, you will receive this error.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
token_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the token.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/admin/tokens/{token_id}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/tokens/TOKEN_ID

Response

Status: 204

Delete a user

Deleting a user will delete all their repositories, gists, applications, and personal settings. Suspending a user is often a better option.

You can delete any user account except your own.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
usernamestringRequired

The handle for the GitHub user account.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/admin/users/{username}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/users/USERNAME

Response

Status: 204

Create an impersonation OAuth token

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
usernamestringRequired

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
scopesarray of strings

A list of scopes.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

Response when getting an existing impersonation OAuth token

201

Response when creating a new impersonation OAuth token

Code samples

post/admin/users/{username}/authorizations
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/users/USERNAME/authorizations

Response when getting an existing impersonation OAuth token

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "url": "https://api.github.com/authorizations/1", "scopes": [ "public_repo" ], "token": "ghu_16C7e42F292c6912E7710c838347Ae178B4a", "token_last_eight": "Ae178B4a", "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", "expires_at": "2011-10-06T17:26:27Z", "fingerprint": "" }

Delete an impersonation OAuth token

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
usernamestringRequired

The handle for the GitHub user account.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/admin/users/{username}/authorizations
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/admin/users/USERNAME/authorizations

Response

Status: 204

Suspend a user

If your GitHub instance uses LDAP Sync with Active Directory LDAP servers, Active Directory LDAP-authenticated users cannot be suspended through this API. If you attempt to suspend an Active Directory LDAP-authenticated user through this API, it will return a 403 response.

You can suspend any user account except your own.

Note that, if you choose not to pass any parameters, you'll need to set Content-Length to zero when calling out to this endpoint. For more information, see "HTTP verbs."

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
usernamestringRequired

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
reasonstring

The reason the user is being suspended. This message will be logged in the audit log. If you don't provide a reason, it will default to "Suspended via API by SITE_ADMINISTRATOR", where SITE_ADMINISTRATOR is the person who performed the action.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

put/users/{username}/suspended
curl \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/users/USERNAME/suspended

Response

Status: 204

Unsuspend a user

If your GitHub instance uses LDAP Sync with Active Directory LDAP servers, this API is disabled and will return a 403 response. Active Directory LDAP-authenticated users cannot be unsuspended using the API.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
usernamestringRequired

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
reasonstring

The reason the user is being unsuspended. This message will be logged in the audit log. If you don't provide a reason, it will default to "Unsuspended via API by SITE_ADMINISTRATOR", where SITE_ADMINISTRATOR is the person who performed the action.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples

delete/users/{username}/suspended
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/users/USERNAME/suspended

Response

Status: 204