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Dependabot secrets

Use the REST API to manage Dependabot secrets for an organization or repository.

About Dependabot secrets

You can create, update, delete, and retrieve information about encrypted secrets using the REST API. Secrets allow you to store sensitive information, such as access tokens, in your repository, repository environments, or organization. For more information, see "Configuring access to private registries for Dependabot."

These endpoints are available for authenticated users, OAuth apps, and GitHub Apps. Access tokens require repo scope for private repositories and public_repo scope for public repositories. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets permission to use these endpoints. Authenticated users must have collaborator access to a repository to create, update, or read secrets.

List organization secrets

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists all secrets available in an organization without revealing their encrypted values. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "List organization secrets"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List organization secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List organization secrets"

get/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets
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/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 3, "secrets": [ { "name": "MY_ARTIFACTORY_PASSWORD", "created_at": "2021-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2021-12-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "private" }, { "name": "NPM_TOKEN", "created_at": "2021-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2021-12-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "all" }, { "name": "GH_TOKEN", "created_at": "2021-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2021-12-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "selected", "selected_repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/octo-org/dependabot/secrets/SUPER_SECRET/repositories" } ] }

Get an organization public key

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets your public key, which you need to encrypt secrets. You need to encrypt a secret before you can create or update secrets. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Get an organization public key"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization public key"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an organization public key"

get/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/public-key
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/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/public-key

Response

Status: 200
{ "key_id": "012345678912345678", "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234" }

Get an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets a single organization secret without revealing its encrypted value. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Get an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get an organization secret"

get/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}
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/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "NPM_TOKEN", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z", "visibility": "selected", "selected_repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/octo-org/dependabot/secrets/NPM_TOKEN/repositories" }

Create or update an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Creates or updates an organization secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. For more information, see "Encrypting secrets for the REST API."

You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Create or update an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_value string

Value for your secret, encrypted with LibSodium using the public key retrieved from the Get an organization public key endpoint.

key_id string

ID of the key you used to encrypt the secret.

visibility string Required

Which type of organization repositories have access to the organization secret. selected means only the repositories specified by selected_repository_ids can access the secret.

Can be one of: all, private, selected

selected_repository_ids array of strings

An array of repository ids that can access the organization secret. You can only provide a list of repository ids when the visibility is set to selected. You can manage the list of selected repositories using the List selected repositories for an organization secret, Set selected repositories for an organization secret, and Remove selected repository from an organization secret endpoints.

HTTP response status codes for "Create or update an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
201

Response when creating a secret

204

Response when updating a secret

Code samples for "Create or update an organization secret"

put/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME \ -d '{"encrypted_value":"c2VjcmV0","key_id":"012345678912345678","visibility":"selected","selected_repository_ids":["1296269","1296280"]}'

Response when creating a secret

Delete an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Deletes a secret in an organization using the secret name. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Delete an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Delete an organization secret"

delete/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 204

List selected repositories for an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists all repositories that have been selected when the visibility for repository access to a secret is set to selected. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

HTTP response status codes for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List selected repositories for an organization secret"

get/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
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/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 1, "repositories": [ { "id": 1296269, "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5", "name": "Hello-World", "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World", "owner": { "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 }, "private": false, "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World", "description": "This your first repo!", "fork": false, "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World", "archive_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}", "assignees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}", "blobs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}", "branches_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}", "collaborators_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}", "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}", "commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}", "compare_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}", "contents_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}", "contributors_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors", "deployments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments", "downloads_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events", "forks_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks", "git_commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}", "git_refs_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}", "git_tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}", "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git", "issue_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}", "issue_events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}", "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}", "keys_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}", "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}", "languages_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages", "merges_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges", "milestones_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}", "notifications_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}", "pulls_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}", "releases_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}", "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git", "stargazers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers", "statuses_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}", "subscribers_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers", "subscription_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription", "tags_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags", "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams", "trees_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}", "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks" } ] }

Set selected repositories for an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Replaces all repositories for an organization secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
selected_repository_ids array of integers Required

An array of repository ids that can access the organization secret. You can only provide a list of repository ids when the visibility is set to selected. You can add and remove individual repositories using the Set selected repositories for an organization secret and Remove selected repository from an organization secret endpoints.

HTTP response status codes for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Set selected repositories for an organization secret"

put/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories \ -d '{"selected_repository_ids":[64780797]}'

Response

Status: 204

Add selected repository to an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Adds a repository to an organization secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

repository_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content when repository was added to the selected list

409

Conflict when visibility type is not set to selected

Code samples for "Add selected repository to an organization secret"

put/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories/REPOSITORY_ID

No Content when repository was added to the selected list

Status: 204

Remove selected repository from an organization secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Removes a repository from an organization secret when the visibility for repository access is set to selected. The visibility is set when you Create or update an organization secret. You must authenticate using an access token with the admin:org scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets organization permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
org string Required

The organization name. The name is not case sensitive.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

repository_id integer Required

HTTP response status codes for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

Status codeDescription
204

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

409

Conflict when visibility type not set to selected

Code samples for "Remove selected repository from an organization secret"

delete/orgs/{org}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}/repositories/{repository_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME/repositories/REPOSITORY_ID

Response when repository was removed from the selected list

Status: 204

List repository secrets

Works with GitHub Apps

Lists all secrets available in a repository without revealing their encrypted values. You must authenticate using an access token with the repo scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets repository permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "List repository secrets"

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
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

page integer

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List repository secrets"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List repository secrets"

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/dependabot/secrets
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/dependabot/secrets

Response

Status: 200
{ "total_count": 2, "secrets": [ { "name": "AZURE_DEVOPS_PAT", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }, { "name": "MY_ARTIFACTORY_PASSWORD", "created_at": "2020-01-10T10:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-11T11:59:22Z" } ] }

Get a repository public key

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets your public key, which you need to encrypt secrets. You need to encrypt a secret before you can create or update secrets. Anyone with read access to the repository can use this endpoint. If the repository is private you must use an access token with the repo scope. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets repository permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Get a repository public key"

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.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a repository public key"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a repository public key"

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/dependabot/secrets/public-key
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/dependabot/secrets/public-key

Response

Status: 200
{ "key_id": "012345678912345678", "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234" }

Get a repository secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Gets a single repository secret without revealing its encrypted value. You must authenticate using an access token with the repo scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets repository permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Get a repository secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a repository secret"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "Get a repository secret"

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}
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/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 200
{ "name": "MY_ARTIFACTORY_PASSWORD", "created_at": "2019-08-10T14:59:22Z", "updated_at": "2020-01-10T14:59:22Z" }

Create or update a repository secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Creates or updates a repository secret with an encrypted value. Encrypt your secret using LibSodium. For more information, see "Encrypting secrets for the REST API."

You must authenticate using an access token with the repo scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets repository permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Create or update a repository secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
encrypted_value string

Value for your secret, encrypted with LibSodium using the public key retrieved from the Get a repository public key endpoint.

key_id string

ID of the key you used to encrypt the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Create or update a repository secret"

Status codeDescription
201

Response when creating a secret

204

Response when updating a secret

Code samples for "Create or update a repository secret"

put/repos/{owner}/{repo}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X PUT \ -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/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME \ -d '{"encrypted_value":"c2VjcmV0","key_id":"012345678912345678"}'

Response when creating a secret

Delete a repository secret

Works with GitHub Apps

Deletes a secret in a repository using the secret name. You must authenticate using an access token with the repo scope to use this endpoint. GitHub Apps must have the dependabot_secrets repository permission to use this endpoint.

Parameters for "Delete a repository secret"

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.

secret_name string Required

The name of the secret.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a repository secret"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

Code samples for "Delete a repository secret"

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/dependabot/secrets/{secret_name}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -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/dependabot/secrets/SECRET_NAME

Response

Status: 204