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Events

The Events API is a read-only API to the GitHub events. These events power the various activity streams on the site.

The Events API can return different types of events triggered by activity on GitHub. For more information about the specific events that you can receive from the Events API, see "GitHub Event types." An events API for repository issues is also available. For more information, see the "Issue Events API."

Events are optimized for polling with the "ETag" header. If no new events have been triggered, you will see a "304 Not Modified" response, and your current rate limit will be untouched. There is also an "X-Poll-Interval" header that specifies how often (in seconds) you are allowed to poll. In times of high server load, the time may increase. Please obey the header.

$ curl -I https://api.github.com/users/tater/events
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> X-Poll-Interval: 60
> ETag: "a18c3bded88eb5dbb5c849a489412bf3"

# The quotes around the ETag value are important
$ curl -I https://api.github.com/users/tater/events \
$    -H 'If-None-Match: "a18c3bded88eb5dbb5c849a489412bf3"'
> HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified
> X-Poll-Interval: 60

Events support pagination, however the per_page option is unsupported. The fixed page size is 30 items. Fetching up to ten pages is supported, for a total of 300 events. For information, see "Traversing with pagination."

Only events created within the past 90 days will be included in timelines. Events older than 90 days will not be included (even if the total number of events in the timeline is less than 300).

List public events

We delay the public events feed by five minutes, which means the most recent event returned by the public events API actually occurred at least five minutes ago.

get /events

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/events
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /events')

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


get /networks/{owner}/{repo}/events

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/networks/octocat/hello-world/events
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /networks/{owner}/{repo}/events', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


get /orgs/{org}/events

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

org string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/orgs/ORG/events
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /orgs/{org}/events', {
  org: 'org'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/events

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/events
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/events', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


List events for the authenticated user

If you are authenticated as the given user, you will see your private events. Otherwise, you'll only see public events.

get /users/{username}/events

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/events
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/events', {
  username: 'username'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


List organization events for the authenticated user

This is the user's organization dashboard. You must be authenticated as the user to view this.

get /users/{username}/events/orgs/{org}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
org string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/events/orgs/ORG
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/events/orgs/{org}', {
  username: 'username',
  org: 'org'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

get /users/{username}/events/public

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/events/public
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/events/public', {
  username: 'username'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


List events received by the authenticated user

These are events that you've received by watching repos and following users. If you are authenticated as the given user, you will see private events. Otherwise, you'll only see public events.

get /users/{username}/received_events

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/received_events
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/received_events', {
  username: 'username'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


get /users/{username}/received_events/public

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/received_events/public
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/received_events/public', {
  username: 'username'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


Feeds

Get feeds

GitHub provides several timeline resources in Atom format. The Feeds API lists all the feeds available to the authenticated user:

  • Timeline: The GitHub global public timeline
  • User: The public timeline for any user, using URI template
  • Current user public: The public timeline for the authenticated user
  • Current user: The private timeline for the authenticated user
  • Current user actor: The private timeline for activity created by the authenticated user
  • Current user organizations: The private timeline for the organizations the authenticated user is a member of.
  • Security advisories: A collection of public announcements that provide information about security-related vulnerabilities in software on GitHub.

Note: Private feeds are only returned when authenticating via Basic Auth since current feed URIs use the older, non revocable auth tokens.

get /feeds

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/feeds
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /feeds')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "timeline_url": "https://github.com/timeline",
  "user_url": "https://github.com/{user}",
  "current_user_public_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
  "current_user_url": "https://github.com/octocat.private?token=abc123",
  "current_user_actor_url": "https://github.com/octocat.private.actor?token=abc123",
  "current_user_organization_url": "",
  "current_user_organization_urls": [
    "https://github.com/organizations/github/octocat.private.atom?token=abc123"
  ],
  "security_advisories_url": "https://github.com/security-advisories",
  "_links": {
    "timeline": {
      "href": "https://github.com/timeline",
      "type": "application/atom+xml"
    },
    "user": {
      "href": "https://github.com/{user}",
      "type": "application/atom+xml"
    },
    "current_user_public": {
      "href": "https://github.com/octocat",
      "type": "application/atom+xml"
    },
    "current_user": {
      "href": "https://github.com/octocat.private?token=abc123",
      "type": "application/atom+xml"
    },
    "current_user_actor": {
      "href": "https://github.com/octocat.private.actor?token=abc123",
      "type": "application/atom+xml"
    },
    "current_user_organization": {
      "href": "",
      "type": ""
    },
    "current_user_organizations": [
      {
        "href": "https://github.com/organizations/github/octocat.private.atom?token=abc123",
        "type": "application/atom+xml"
      }
    ],
    "security_advisories": {
      "href": "https://github.com/security-advisories",
      "type": "application/atom+xml"
    }
  }
}

Notes


Example of getting an Atom feed

To get a feed in Atom format, you must specify the application/atom+xml type in the Accept header. For example, to get the Atom feed for GitHub security advisories:

curl -H "Accept: application/atom+xml" https://github.com/security-advisories

Response

Status: 200 OK
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" xml:lang="en-US">
  <id>tag:github.com,2008:/security-advisories</id>
  <link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="https://github.com/security-advisories.atom"/>
  <title>GitHub Security Advisory Feed</title>
  <author>
    <name>GitHub</name>
  </author>
  <updated>2019-01-14T19:34:52Z</updated>
     <entry>
      <id>tag:github.com,2008:GHSA-abcd-12ab-23cd</id>
      <published>2018-07-26T15:14:52Z</published>
      <updated>2019-01-14T19:34:52Z</updated>
      <title type="html">[GHSA-abcd-12ab-23cd] Moderate severity vulnerability that affects Octoapp</title>
        <category term="NPM"/>
      <content type="html">
        &lt;p&gt;Octoapp node module before 4.17.5 suffers from a Modification of Assumed-Immutable Data (MAID) vulnerability via defaultsDeep, merge, and mergeWith functions, which allows a malicious user to modify the prototype of &quot;Object&quot; via &lt;strong&gt;proto&lt;/strong&gt;, causing the addition or modification of an existing property that will exist on all objects.&lt;/p&gt;
          &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Affected Packages&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

  &lt;dl&gt;
      &lt;dt&gt;Octoapp&lt;/dt&gt;
      &lt;dd&gt;Ecosystem: npm&lt;/dd&gt;
      &lt;dd&gt;Severity: moderate&lt;/dd&gt;
      &lt;dd&gt;Versions: &amp;lt; 4.17.5&lt;/dd&gt;
        &lt;dd&gt;Fixed in: 4.17.5&lt;/dd&gt;
  &lt;/dl&gt;

          &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;References&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

  &lt;ul&gt;
      &lt;li&gt;https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-123&lt;/li&gt;
  &lt;/ul&gt;

      </content>
    </entry>
</feed>

Notifications

Users receive notifications for conversations in repositories they watch including:

  • Issues and their comments
  • Pull Requests and their comments
  • Comments on any commits

Notifications are also sent for conversations in unwatched repositories when the user is involved including:

  • @mentions
  • Issue assignments
  • Commits the user authors or commits
  • Any discussion in which the user actively participates

All Notification API calls require the notifications or repo API scopes. Doing this will give read-only access to some issue and commit content. You will still need the repo scope to access issues and commits from their respective endpoints.

Notifications come back as "threads". A thread contains information about the current discussion of an issue, pull request, or commit.

Notifications are optimized for polling with the Last-Modified header. If there are no new notifications, you will see a 304 Not Modified response, leaving your current rate limit untouched. There is an X-Poll-Interval header that specifies how often (in seconds) you are allowed to poll. In times of high server load, the time may increase. Please obey the header.

# Add authentication to your requests
$ curl -I https://api.github.com/notifications
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Last-Modified: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:16:27 GMT
X-Poll-Interval: 60

# Pass the Last-Modified header exactly
$ curl -I https://api.github.com/notifications
$    -H "If-Modified-Since: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:16:27 GMT"
> HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified
> X-Poll-Interval: 60

Notification reasons

When retrieving responses from the Notifications API, each payload has a key titled reason. These correspond to events that trigger a notification.

Here's a list of potential reasons for receiving a notification:

Reason NameDescription
assignYou were assigned to the issue.
authorYou created the thread.
commentYou commented on the thread.
invitationYou accepted an invitation to contribute to the repository.
manualYou subscribed to the thread (via an issue or pull request).
mentionYou were specifically @mentioned in the content.
review_requestedYou, or a team you're a member of, were requested to review a pull request.
security_alertGitHub discovered a security vulnerability in your repository.
state_changeYou changed the thread state (for example, closing an issue or merging a pull request).
subscribedYou're watching the repository.
team_mentionYou were on a team that was mentioned.

Note that the reason is modified on a per-thread basis, and can change, if the reason on a later notification is different.

For example, if you are the author of an issue, subsequent notifications on that issue will have a reason of author. If you're then @mentioned on the same issue, the notifications you fetch thereafter will have a reason of mention. The reason remains as mention, regardless of whether you're ever mentioned again.

List notifications for the authenticated user

List all notifications for the current user, sorted by most recently updated.

get /notifications

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

all boolean query

If true, show notifications marked as read.

participating boolean query

If true, only shows notifications in which the user is directly participating or mentioned.

since string query

Only show notifications updated after the given time. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

before string query

Only show notifications updated before the given time. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /notifications')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": "1",
    "repository": {
      "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": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}"
    },
    "subject": {
      "title": "Greetings",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octokit/octokit.rb/issues/123",
      "latest_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octokit/octokit.rb/issues/comments/123",
      "type": "Issue"
    },
    "reason": "subscribed",
    "unread": true,
    "updated_at": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
    "last_read_at": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1"
  }
]

Mark notifications as read

Marks all notifications as "read" removes it from the default view on GitHub. If the number of notifications is too large to complete in one request, you will receive a 202 Accepted status and GitHub will run an asynchronous process to mark notifications as "read." To check whether any "unread" notifications remain, you can use the List notifications for the authenticated user endpoint and pass the query parameter all=false.

put /notifications

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

last_read_at string body

Describes the last point that notifications were checked. Anything updated since this time will not be marked as read. If you omit this parameter, all notifications are marked as read. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ. Default: The current timestamp.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications \
  -d '{"last_read_at":"last_read_at"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /notifications', {
  last_read_at: 'last_read_at'
})

Response

Status: 205 Reset Content

get /notifications/threads/{thread_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

thread_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /notifications/threads/{thread_id}', {
  thread_id: 42
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": "1",
  "repository": {
    "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": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}"
  },
  "subject": {
    "title": "Greetings",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octokit/octokit.rb/issues/123",
    "latest_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octokit/octokit.rb/issues/comments/123",
    "type": "Issue"
  },
  "reason": "subscribed",
  "unread": true,
  "updated_at": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
  "last_read_at": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1"
}

patch /notifications/threads/{thread_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

thread_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PATCH \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PATCH /notifications/threads/{thread_id}', {
  thread_id: 42
})

Response

Status: 205 Reset Content

Get a thread subscription for the authenticated user

This checks to see if the current user is subscribed to a thread. You can also get a repository subscription.

Note that subscriptions are only generated if a user is participating in a conversation--for example, they've replied to the thread, were @mentioned, or manually subscribe to a thread.

get /notifications/threads/{thread_id}/subscription

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

thread_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/42/subscription
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /notifications/threads/{thread_id}/subscription', {
  thread_id: 42
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "subscribed": true,
  "ignored": false,
  "reason": null,
  "created_at": "2012-10-06T21:34:12Z",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1/subscription",
  "thread_url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1"
}

Set a thread subscription

If you are watching a repository, you receive notifications for all threads by default. Use this endpoint to ignore future notifications for threads until you comment on the thread or get an @mention.

You can also use this endpoint to subscribe to threads that you are currently not receiving notifications for or to subscribed to threads that you have previously ignored.

Unsubscribing from a conversation in a repository that you are not watching is functionally equivalent to the Delete a thread subscription endpoint.

put /notifications/threads/{thread_id}/subscription

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

thread_id integer path
ignored boolean body

Unsubscribes and subscribes you to a conversation. Set ignored to true to block all notifications from this thread.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/42/subscription \
  -d '{"ignored":true}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /notifications/threads/{thread_id}/subscription', {
  thread_id: 42,
  ignored: true
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "subscribed": true,
  "ignored": false,
  "reason": null,
  "created_at": "2012-10-06T21:34:12Z",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1/subscription",
  "thread_url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1"
}

Delete a thread subscription

Mutes all future notifications for a conversation until you comment on the thread or get an @mention. If you are watching the repository of the thread, you will still receive notifications. To ignore future notifications for a repository you are watching, use the Set a thread subscription endpoint and set ignore to true.

delete /notifications/threads/{thread_id}/subscription

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

thread_id integer path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/42/subscription
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /notifications/threads/{thread_id}/subscription', {
  thread_id: 42
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List repository notifications for the authenticated user

List all notifications for the current user.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/notifications

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
all boolean query

If true, show notifications marked as read.

participating boolean query

If true, only shows notifications in which the user is directly participating or mentioned.

since string query

Only show notifications updated after the given time. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

before string query

Only show notifications updated before the given time. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/notifications
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/notifications', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": "1",
    "repository": {
      "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": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}"
    },
    "subject": {
      "title": "Greetings",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octokit/octokit.rb/issues/123",
      "latest_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octokit/octokit.rb/issues/comments/123",
      "type": "Issue"
    },
    "reason": "subscribed",
    "unread": true,
    "updated_at": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
    "last_read_at": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/notifications/threads/1"
  }
]

Mark repository notifications as read

Marks all notifications in a repository as "read" removes them from the default view on GitHub. If the number of notifications is too large to complete in one request, you will receive a 202 Accepted status and GitHub will run an asynchronous process to mark notifications as "read." To check whether any "unread" notifications remain, you can use the List repository notifications for the authenticated user endpoint and pass the query parameter all=false.

put /repos/{owner}/{repo}/notifications

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
last_read_at string body

Describes the last point that notifications were checked. Anything updated since this time will not be marked as read. If you omit this parameter, all notifications are marked as read. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ. Default: The current timestamp.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/notifications \
  -d '{"last_read_at":"last_read_at"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /repos/{owner}/{repo}/notifications', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world',
  last_read_at: 'last_read_at'
})

Response

Status: 205 Reset Content

Starring

Repository starring is a feature that lets users bookmark repositories. Stars are shown next to repositories to show an approximate level of interest. Stars have no effect on notifications or the activity feed.

Starring vs. Watching

In August 2012, we changed the way watching works on GitHub. Many API client applications may be using the original "watcher" endpoints for accessing this data. You can now start using the "star" endpoints instead (described below). For more information, see the Watcher API Change post and the "Repository Watching API."

Custom media types for starring

There is one supported custom media type for the Starring REST API. When you use this custom media type, you will receive a response with the starred_at timestamp property that indicates the time the star was created. The response also has a second property that includes the resource that is returned when the custom media type is not included. The property that contains the resource will be either user or repo.

application/vnd.github.v3.star+json

For more information about media types, see "Custom media types."

List stargazers

Lists the people that have starred the repository.

You can also find out when stars were created by passing the following custom media type via the Accept header:

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/stargazers

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/stargazers
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/stargazers', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

Notes


List repositories starred by the authenticated user

Lists repositories the authenticated user has starred.

You can also find out when stars were created by passing the following custom media type via the Accept header:

get /user/starred

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

sort string query

One of created (when the repository was starred) or updated (when it was last pushed to).

direction string query

One of asc (ascending) or desc (descending).

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/user/starred
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/starred')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    },
    "allow_rebase_merge": true,
    "template_repository": null,
    "temp_clone_token": "ABTLWHOULUVAXGTRYU7OC2876QJ2O",
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "delete_branch_on_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  }
]

get /user/starred/{owner}/{repo}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/user/starred/octocat/hello-world
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/starred/{owner}/{repo}', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Response if this repository is starred by you

Status: 204 No Content

Response if this repository is not starred by you

Status: 404 Not Found

Star a repository for the authenticated user

Note that you'll need to set Content-Length to zero when calling out to this endpoint. For more information, see "HTTP verbs."

put /user/starred/{owner}/{repo}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/user/starred/octocat/hello-world
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /user/starred/{owner}/{repo}', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

delete /user/starred/{owner}/{repo}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/user/starred/octocat/hello-world
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /user/starred/{owner}/{repo}', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List repositories starred by a user

Lists repositories a user has starred.

You can also find out when stars were created by passing the following custom media type via the Accept header:

get /users/{username}/starred

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
sort string query

One of created (when the repository was starred) or updated (when it was last pushed to).

direction string query

One of asc (ascending) or desc (descending).

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/starred
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/starred', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    },
    "allow_rebase_merge": true,
    "template_repository": null,
    "temp_clone_token": "ABTLWHOULUVAXGTRYU7OC2876QJ2O",
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "delete_branch_on_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  }
]

Notes


Watching

Watching a repository registers the user to receive notifications on new discussions, as well as events in the user's activity feed. For simple repository bookmarks, see "Repository starring."

List watchers

Lists the people watching the specified repository.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscribers

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/subscribers
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscribers', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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
  }
]

Notes


get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscription

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/subscription
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscription', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Response if you subscribe to the repository

Status: 200 OK
{
  "subscribed": true,
  "ignored": false,
  "reason": null,
  "created_at": "2012-10-06T21:34:12Z",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/example/subscription",
  "repository_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/example"
}

Response if you don t subscribe to the repository

Status: 404 Not Found

Set a repository subscription

If you would like to watch a repository, set subscribed to true. If you would like to ignore notifications made within a repository, set ignored to true. If you would like to stop watching a repository, delete the repository's subscription completely.

put /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscription

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path
subscribed boolean body

Determines if notifications should be received from this repository.

ignored boolean body

Determines if all notifications should be blocked from this repository.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PUT \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/subscription \
  -d '{"subscribed":true}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PUT /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscription', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world',
  subscribed: true
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "subscribed": true,
  "ignored": false,
  "reason": null,
  "created_at": "2012-10-06T21:34:12Z",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/example/subscription",
  "repository_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/example"
}

Delete a repository subscription

This endpoint should only be used to stop watching a repository. To control whether or not you wish to receive notifications from a repository, set the repository's subscription manually.

delete /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscription

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

owner string path
repo string path

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/subscription
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /repos/{owner}/{repo}/subscription', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world'
})

Default Response

Status: 204 No Content

List repositories watched by the authenticated user

Lists repositories the authenticated user is watching.

get /user/subscriptions

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/user/subscriptions
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /user/subscriptions')

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "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": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    },
    "template_repository": null,
    "temp_clone_token": "ABTLWHOULUVAXGTRYU7OC2876QJ2O",
    "delete_branch_on_merge": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0,
    "license": {
      "key": "mit",
      "name": "MIT License",
      "spdx_id": "MIT",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit",
      "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA=="
    }
  }
]

List repositories watched by a user

Lists repositories a user is watching.

get /users/{username}/subscriptions

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

Setting to application/vnd.github.v3+json is recommended

username string path
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/subscriptions
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /users/{username}/subscriptions', {
  username: 'username'
})

Default response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1296269,
    "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
    "name": "Hello-World",
    "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
    "owner": {
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    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
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    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
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    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
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    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
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      "pull": true
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    "delete_branch_on_merge": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0,
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  }
]

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