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Users

Use the REST API to get public and private information about authenticated users.

Get the authenticated user

If the authenticated user is authenticated with an OAuth token 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.

HTTP response status codes for "Get the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

Code samples for "Get the authenticated user"

get/user
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/user

Response with public and private profile information

Status: 200
{ "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...", "twitter_username": "monatheoctocat", "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 } }

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.

Parameters for "Update the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string

The new name of the user.

email string

The publicly visible email address of the user.

blog string

The new blog URL of the user.

twitter_username string or null

The new Twitter username of the user.

company string

The new company of the user.

location string

The new location of the user.

hireable boolean

The new hiring availability of the user.

bio string

The new short biography of the user.

HTTP response status codes for "Update the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Update the authenticated user"

patch/user
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/user \ -d '{"blog":"https://github.com/blog","name":"monalisa octocat"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "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...", "twitter_username": "monatheoctocat", "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

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists all users, in the order that they signed up on GitHub AE. 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.

Parameters for "List users"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
since integer

A user ID. Only return users with an ID greater than this ID.

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes for "List users"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

Code samples for "List users"

get/users
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/users

Response

Status: 200
[ { "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 a user

Works with GitHub Apps

Provides publicly available information about someone with a GitHub account.

GitHub Apps with the Plan user permission can use this endpoint to retrieve information about a user's GitHub AE plan. The GitHub App must be authenticated as a user. See "Identifying and authorizing users for GitHub Apps" for details about authentication. For an example response, see 'Response with GitHub AE plan information' below"

The email key in the following response is the publicly visible email address from your GitHub AE 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 AE. 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".

Parameters for "Get a user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a user"

get/users/{username}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/users/USERNAME

Default response

Status: 200
{ "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...", "twitter_username": "monatheoctocat", "public_repos": 2, "public_gists": 1, "followers": 20, "following": 0, "created_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z", "updated_at": "2008-01-14T04:33:35Z" }

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

Parameters for "Get contextual information for a user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
subject_type string

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.

Can be one of: organization, repository, issue, pull_request

subject_id string

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

HTTP response status codes for "Get contextual information for a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Get contextual information for a user"

get/users/{username}/hovercard
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://HOSTNAME/api/v3/users/USERNAME/hovercard

Response

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