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Codespaces machines

Use the REST API to manage availability of machine types for a codespace.

About Codespaces machines

You can determine which machine types are available to create a codespace, either on a given repository or as an authenticated user. For more information, see "Changing the machine type for your codespace."

You can also use this information when changing the machine of an existing codespace by updating its machine property. The machine update will take place the next time the codespace is restarted. For more information, see "Changing the machine type for your codespace."

List available machine types for a repository

List the machine types available for a given repository based on its configuration.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the codespace scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List available machine types for a repository"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • codespaces_metadata:read

Parameters for "List available machine types for a repository"

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.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
location string

The location to check for available machines. Assigned by IP if not provided.

client_ip string

IP for location auto-detection when proxying a request

ref string

The branch or commit to check for prebuild availability and devcontainer restrictions.

HTTP response status codes for "List available machine types for a repository"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

500

Internal Error

Code samples for "List available machine types for a repository"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/codespaces/machines
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/codespaces/machines

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "machines": [ { "name": "standardLinux", "display_name": "4 cores, 16 GB RAM, 64 GB storage", "operating_system": "linux", "storage_in_bytes": 68719476736, "memory_in_bytes": 17179869184, "cpus": 4 }, { "name": "premiumLinux", "display_name": "8 cores, 32 GB RAM, 64 GB storage", "operating_system": "linux", "storage_in_bytes": 68719476736, "memory_in_bytes": 34359738368, "cpus": 8 } ] }

List machine types for a codespace

List the machine types a codespace can transition to use.

OAuth app tokens and personal access tokens (classic) need the codespace scope to use this endpoint.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List machine types for a codespace"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • codespaces_metadata:read

Parameters for "List machine types for a codespace"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
codespace_name string Required

The name of the codespace.

HTTP response status codes for "List machine types for a codespace"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

500

Internal Error

Code samples for "List machine types for a codespace"

Request example

get/user/codespaces/{codespace_name}/machines
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/user/codespaces/CODESPACE_NAME/machines

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "machines": [ { "name": "standardLinux", "display_name": "4 cores, 16 GB RAM, 64 GB storage", "operating_system": "linux", "storage_in_bytes": 68719476736, "memory_in_bytes": 17179869184, "cpus": 4 }, { "name": "premiumLinux", "display_name": "8 cores, 32 GB RAM, 64 GB storage", "operating_system": "linux", "storage_in_bytes": 68719476736, "memory_in_bytes": 34359738368, "cpus": 8 } ] }