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REST API endpoints for check runs

Use the REST API to manage check runs.

Note: Write permission for the REST API to interact with checks is only available to GitHub Apps. OAuth apps and authenticated users can view check runs and check suites, but they are not able to create them. If you aren't building a GitHub App, you might be interested in the using the REST API to interact with commit statuses.

Create a check run

Creates a new check run for a specific commit in a repository.

To create a check run, you must use a GitHub App. OAuth apps and authenticated users are not able to create a check suite.

In a check suite, GitHub limits the number of check runs with the same name to 1000. Once these check runs exceed 1000, GitHub will start to automatically delete older check runs.

Note: The Checks API only looks for pushes in the repository where the check suite or check run were created. Pushes to a branch in a forked repository are not detected and return an empty pull_requests array.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a check run"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:write

Parameters for "Create a check run"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string Required

The name of the check. For example, "code-coverage".

head_sha string Required

The SHA of the commit.

details_url string

The URL of the integrator's site that has the full details of the check. If the integrator does not provide this, then the homepage of the GitHub app is used.

external_id string

A reference for the run on the integrator's system.

status string

The current status.

Default: queued

Can be one of: queued, in_progress, completed

started_at string

The time that the check run began. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

conclusion string

Required if you provide completed_at or a status of completed. The final conclusion of the check. Note: Providing conclusion will automatically set the status parameter to completed. You cannot change a check run conclusion to stale, only GitHub can set this.

Can be one of: action_required, cancelled, failure, neutral, success, skipped, stale, timed_out

completed_at string

The time the check completed. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

output object

Check runs can accept a variety of data in the output object, including a title and summary and can optionally provide descriptive details about the run.

Name, Type, Description
title string Required

The title of the check run.

summary string Required

The summary of the check run. This parameter supports Markdown. Maximum length: 65535 characters.

text string

The details of the check run. This parameter supports Markdown. Maximum length: 65535 characters.

annotations array of objects

Adds information from your analysis to specific lines of code. Annotations are visible on GitHub in the Checks and Files changed tab of the pull request. The Checks API limits the number of annotations to a maximum of 50 per API request. To create more than 50 annotations, you have to make multiple requests to the Update a check run endpoint. Each time you update the check run, annotations are appended to the list of annotations that already exist for the check run. GitHub Actions are limited to 10 warning annotations and 10 error annotations per step. For details about how you can view annotations on GitHub, see "About status checks".

Name, Type, Description
path string Required

The path of the file to add an annotation to. For example, assets/css/main.css.

start_line integer Required

The start line of the annotation. Line numbers start at 1.

end_line integer Required

The end line of the annotation.

start_column integer

The start column of the annotation. Annotations only support start_column and end_column on the same line. Omit this parameter if start_line and end_line have different values. Column numbers start at 1.

end_column integer

The end column of the annotation. Annotations only support start_column and end_column on the same line. Omit this parameter if start_line and end_line have different values.

annotation_level string Required

The level of the annotation.

Can be one of: notice, warning, failure

message string Required

A short description of the feedback for these lines of code. The maximum size is 64 KB.

title string

The title that represents the annotation. The maximum size is 255 characters.

raw_details string

Details about this annotation. The maximum size is 64 KB.

images array of objects

Adds images to the output displayed in the GitHub pull request UI.

Name, Type, Description
alt string Required

The alternative text for the image.

image_url string Required

The full URL of the image.

caption string

A short image description.

actions array of objects

Displays a button on GitHub that can be clicked to alert your app to do additional tasks. For example, a code linting app can display a button that automatically fixes detected errors. The button created in this object is displayed after the check run completes. When a user clicks the button, GitHub sends the check_run.requested_action webhook to your app. Each action includes a label, identifier and description. A maximum of three actions are accepted. To learn more about check runs and requested actions, see "Check runs and requested actions."

Name, Type, Description
label string Required

The text to be displayed on a button in the web UI. The maximum size is 20 characters.

description string Required

A short explanation of what this action would do. The maximum size is 40 characters.

identifier string Required

A reference for the action on the integrator's system. The maximum size is 20 characters.

HTTP response status codes for "Create a check run"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

Code samples for "Create a check run"

Request examples

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/check-runs
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/check-runs \ -d '{"name":"mighty_readme","head_sha":"ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101","status":"in_progress","external_id":"42","started_at":"2018-05-04T01:14:52Z","output":{"title":"Mighty Readme report","summary":"","text":""}}'

Response for in_progress conclusion

Status: 201
{ "id": 4, "head_sha": "ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101", "node_id": "MDg6Q2hlY2tSdW40", "external_id": "42", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/runs/4", "details_url": "https://example.com", "status": "in_progress", "conclusion": null, "started_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "completed_at": null, "output": { "title": "Mighty Readme report", "summary": "There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notice.", "text": "You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.", "annotations_count": 2, "annotations_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4/annotations" }, "name": "mighty_readme", "check_suite": { "id": 5 }, "app": { "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", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "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", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "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" ] }, "pull_requests": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/pulls/1", "id": 1934, "number": 3956, "head": { "ref": "say-hello", "sha": "3dca65fa3e8d4b3da3f3d056c59aee1c50f41390", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } }, "base": { "ref": "master", "sha": "e7fdf7640066d71ad16a86fbcbb9c6a10a18af4f", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } } } ] }

Get a check run

Gets a single check run using its id.

Note: The Checks API only looks for pushes in the repository where the check suite or check run were created. Pushes to a branch in a forked repository are not detected and return an empty pull_requests array.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint on a private repository.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a check run"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get a check run"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

check_run_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the check run.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a check run"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a check run"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/check-runs/{check_run_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/check-runs/CHECK_RUN_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 4, "head_sha": "ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101", "node_id": "MDg6Q2hlY2tSdW40", "external_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/runs/4", "details_url": "https://example.com", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "neutral", "started_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "completed_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "output": { "title": "Mighty Readme report", "summary": "There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notice.", "text": "You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.", "annotations_count": 2, "annotations_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4/annotations" }, "name": "mighty_readme", "check_suite": { "id": 5 }, "app": { "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", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "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", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "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" ] }, "pull_requests": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/pulls/1", "id": 1934, "number": 3956, "head": { "ref": "say-hello", "sha": "3dca65fa3e8d4b3da3f3d056c59aee1c50f41390", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } }, "base": { "ref": "master", "sha": "e7fdf7640066d71ad16a86fbcbb9c6a10a18af4f", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } } } ] }

Update a check run

Updates a check run for a specific commit in a repository.

Note: The endpoints to manage checks only look for pushes in the repository where the check suite or check run were created. Pushes to a branch in a forked repository are not detected and return an empty pull_requests array.

OAuth apps and personal access tokens (classic) cannot use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update a check run"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:write

Parameters for "Update a check run"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

check_run_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the check run.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string

The name of the check. For example, "code-coverage".

details_url string

The URL of the integrator's site that has the full details of the check.

external_id string

A reference for the run on the integrator's system.

started_at string

This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

status string

The current status.

Can be one of: queued, in_progress, completed

conclusion string

Required if you provide completed_at or a status of completed. The final conclusion of the check. Note: Providing conclusion will automatically set the status parameter to completed. You cannot change a check run conclusion to stale, only GitHub can set this.

Can be one of: action_required, cancelled, failure, neutral, success, skipped, stale, timed_out

completed_at string

The time the check completed. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

output object

Check runs can accept a variety of data in the output object, including a title and summary and can optionally provide descriptive details about the run.

Name, Type, Description
title string

Required.

summary string Required

Can contain Markdown.

text string

Can contain Markdown.

annotations array of objects

Adds information from your analysis to specific lines of code. Annotations are visible in GitHub's pull request UI. Annotations are visible in GitHub's pull request UI. The Checks API limits the number of annotations to a maximum of 50 per API request. To create more than 50 annotations, you have to make multiple requests to the Update a check run endpoint. Each time you update the check run, annotations are appended to the list of annotations that already exist for the check run. GitHub Actions are limited to 10 warning annotations and 10 error annotations per step. For details about annotations in the UI, see "About status checks".

Name, Type, Description
path string Required

The path of the file to add an annotation to. For example, assets/css/main.css.

start_line integer Required

The start line of the annotation. Line numbers start at 1.

end_line integer Required

The end line of the annotation.

start_column integer

The start column of the annotation. Annotations only support start_column and end_column on the same line. Omit this parameter if start_line and end_line have different values. Column numbers start at 1.

end_column integer

The end column of the annotation. Annotations only support start_column and end_column on the same line. Omit this parameter if start_line and end_line have different values.

annotation_level string Required

The level of the annotation.

Can be one of: notice, warning, failure

message string Required

A short description of the feedback for these lines of code. The maximum size is 64 KB.

title string

The title that represents the annotation. The maximum size is 255 characters.

raw_details string

Details about this annotation. The maximum size is 64 KB.

images array of objects

Adds images to the output displayed in the GitHub pull request UI.

Name, Type, Description
alt string Required

The alternative text for the image.

image_url string Required

The full URL of the image.

caption string

A short image description.

actions array of objects

Possible further actions the integrator can perform, which a user may trigger. Each action includes a label, identifier and description. A maximum of three actions are accepted. To learn more about check runs and requested actions, see "Check runs and requested actions."

Name, Type, Description
label string Required

The text to be displayed on a button in the web UI. The maximum size is 20 characters.

description string Required

A short explanation of what this action would do. The maximum size is 40 characters.

identifier string Required

A reference for the action on the integrator's system. The maximum size is 20 characters.

HTTP response status codes for "Update a check run"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Update a check run"

Request example

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/check-runs/{check_run_id}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/check-runs/CHECK_RUN_ID \ -d '{"name":"mighty_readme","started_at":"2018-05-04T01:14:52Z","status":"completed","conclusion":"success","completed_at":"2018-05-04T01:14:52Z","output":{"title":"Mighty Readme report","summary":"There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notices.","text":"You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.","annotations":[{"path":"README.md","annotation_level":"warning","title":"Spell Checker","message":"Check your spelling for '\''banaas'\''.","raw_details":"Do you mean '\''bananas'\'' or '\''banana'\''?","start_line":2,"end_line":2},{"path":"README.md","annotation_level":"warning","title":"Spell Checker","message":"Check your spelling for '\''aples'\''","raw_details":"Do you mean '\''apples'\'' or '\''Naples'\''","start_line":4,"end_line":4}],"images":[{"alt":"Super bananas","image_url":"http://example.com/images/42"}]}}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 4, "head_sha": "ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101", "node_id": "MDg6Q2hlY2tSdW40", "external_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/runs/4", "details_url": "https://example.com", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "neutral", "started_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "completed_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "output": { "title": "Mighty Readme report", "summary": "There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notice.", "text": "You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.", "annotations_count": 2, "annotations_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4/annotations" }, "name": "mighty_readme", "check_suite": { "id": 5 }, "app": { "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", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "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", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "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" ] }, "pull_requests": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/pulls/1", "id": 1934, "number": 3956, "head": { "ref": "say-hello", "sha": "3dca65fa3e8d4b3da3f3d056c59aee1c50f41390", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } }, "base": { "ref": "master", "sha": "e7fdf7640066d71ad16a86fbcbb9c6a10a18af4f", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } } } ] }

List check run annotations

Lists annotations for a check run using the annotation id.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint on a private repository.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List check run annotations"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List check run annotations"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

check_run_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the check run.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List check run annotations"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List check run annotations"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/check-runs/{check_run_id}/annotations
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/check-runs/CHECK_RUN_ID/annotations

Response

Status: 200
[ { "path": "README.md", "start_line": 2, "end_line": 2, "start_column": 5, "end_column": 10, "annotation_level": "warning", "title": "Spell Checker", "message": "Check your spelling for 'banaas'.", "raw_details": "Do you mean 'bananas' or 'banana'?", "blob_href": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/rest-api-description/git/blobs/abc" } ]

Rerequest a check run

Triggers GitHub to rerequest an existing check run, without pushing new code to a repository. This endpoint will trigger the check_run webhook event with the action rerequested. When a check run is rerequested, its status is reset to queued and the conclusion is cleared.

For more information about how to re-run GitHub Actions jobs, see "Re-run a job from a workflow run".

OAuth apps and personal access tokens (classic) cannot use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Rerequest a check run"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:write

Parameters for "Rerequest a check run"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

check_run_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the check run.

HTTP response status codes for "Rerequest a check run"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

403

Forbidden if the check run is not rerequestable or doesn't belong to the authenticated GitHub App

404

Resource not found

422

Validation error if the check run is not rerequestable

Code samples for "Rerequest a check run"

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/check-runs/{check_run_id}/rerequest
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/check-runs/CHECK_RUN_ID/rerequest

Response

List check runs in a check suite

Lists check runs for a check suite using its id.

Note: The endpoints to manage checks only look for pushes in the repository where the check suite or check run were created. Pushes to a branch in a forked repository are not detected and return an empty pull_requests array.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint on a private repository.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List check runs in a check suite"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List check runs in a check suite"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

check_suite_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the check suite.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
check_name string

Returns check runs with the specified name.

status string

Returns check runs with the specified status.

Can be one of: queued, in_progress, completed

filter string

Filters check runs by their completed_at timestamp. latest returns the most recent check runs.

Default: latest

Can be one of: latest, all

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List check runs in a check suite"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List check runs in a check suite"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/check-suites/{check_suite_id}/check-runs
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/check-suites/CHECK_SUITE_ID/check-runs

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "check_runs": [ { "id": 4, "head_sha": "ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101", "node_id": "MDg6Q2hlY2tSdW40", "external_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/runs/4", "details_url": "https://example.com", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "neutral", "started_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "completed_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "output": { "title": "Mighty Readme report", "summary": "There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notice.", "text": "You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.", "annotations_count": 2, "annotations_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4/annotations" }, "name": "mighty_readme", "check_suite": { "id": 5 }, "app": { "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", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "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", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "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" ] }, "pull_requests": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/pulls/1", "id": 1934, "number": 3956, "head": { "ref": "say-hello", "sha": "3dca65fa3e8d4b3da3f3d056c59aee1c50f41390", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } }, "base": { "ref": "master", "sha": "e7fdf7640066d71ad16a86fbcbb9c6a10a18af4f", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } } } ] } ] }

List check runs for a Git reference

Lists check runs for a commit ref. The ref can be a SHA, branch name, or a tag name.

Note: The endpoints to manage checks only look for pushes in the repository where the check suite or check run were created. Pushes to a branch in a forked repository are not detected and return an empty pull_requests array.

If there are more than 1000 check suites on a single git reference, this endpoint will limit check runs to the 1000 most recent check suites. To iterate over all possible check runs, use the List check suites for a Git reference endpoint and provide the check_suite_id parameter to the List check runs in a check suite endpoint.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the repo scope to use this endpoint on a private repository.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List check runs for a Git reference"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • checks:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List check runs for a Git reference"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

ref string Required

The commit reference. Can be a commit SHA, branch name (heads/BRANCH_NAME), or tag name (tags/TAG_NAME). For more information, see "Git References" in the Git documentation.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
check_name string

Returns check runs with the specified name.

status string

Returns check runs with the specified status.

Can be one of: queued, in_progress, completed

filter string

Filters check runs by their completed_at timestamp. latest returns the most recent check runs.

Default: latest

Can be one of: latest, all

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

app_id integer

HTTP response status codes for "List check runs for a Git reference"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List check runs for a Git reference"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{ref}/check-runs
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/commits/REF/check-runs

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "check_runs": [ { "id": 4, "head_sha": "ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101", "node_id": "MDg6Q2hlY2tSdW40", "external_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/runs/4", "details_url": "https://example.com", "status": "completed", "conclusion": "neutral", "started_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "completed_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z", "output": { "title": "Mighty Readme report", "summary": "There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notice.", "text": "You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.", "annotations_count": 2, "annotations_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4/annotations" }, "name": "mighty_readme", "check_suite": { "id": 5 }, "app": { "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", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "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", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": true }, "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" ] }, "pull_requests": [ { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/pulls/1", "id": 1934, "number": 3956, "head": { "ref": "say-hello", "sha": "3dca65fa3e8d4b3da3f3d056c59aee1c50f41390", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } }, "base": { "ref": "master", "sha": "e7fdf7640066d71ad16a86fbcbb9c6a10a18af4f", "repo": { "id": 526, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world", "name": "hello-world" } } } ] } ] }