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Commits

The commits API allows you to list, view, and compare commits in a repository. You can also interact with commit comments and commit statuses.

List commits

Signature verification object

The response will include a verification object that describes the result of verifying the commit's signature. The following fields are included in the verification object:

NameTypeDescription
verifiedbooleanIndicates whether GitHub considers the signature in this commit to be verified.
reasonstringThe reason for verified value. Possible values and their meanings are enumerated in table below.
signaturestringThe signature that was extracted from the commit.
payloadstringThe value that was signed.

These are the possible values for reason in the verification object:

ValueDescription
expired_keyThe key that made the signature is expired.
not_signing_keyThe "signing" flag is not among the usage flags in the GPG key that made the signature.
gpgverify_errorThere was an error communicating with the signature verification service.
gpgverify_unavailableThe signature verification service is currently unavailable.
unsignedThe object does not include a signature.
unknown_signature_typeA non-PGP signature was found in the commit.
no_userNo user was associated with the committer email address in the commit.
unverified_emailThe committer email address in the commit was associated with a user, but the email address is not verified on her/his account.
bad_emailThe committer email address in the commit is not included in the identities of the PGP key that made the signature.
unknown_keyThe key that made the signature has not been registered with any user's account.
malformed_signatureThere was an error parsing the signature.
invalidThe signature could not be cryptographically verified using the key whose key-id was found in the signature.
validNone of the above errors applied, so the signature is considered to be verified.
get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
sha string query

SHA or branch to start listing commits from. Default: the repository’s default branch (usually master).

path string query

Only commits containing this file path will be returned.

author string query

GitHub login or email address by which to filter by commit author.

since string query

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

until string query

Only commits before this date will be returned. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "node_id": "MDY6Q29tbWl0NmRjYjA5YjViNTc4NzVmMzM0ZjYxYWViZWQ2OTVlMmU0MTkzZGI1ZQ==",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/comments",
    "commit": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "author": {
        "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
        "email": "support@github.com",
        "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
      },
      "committer": {
        "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
        "email": "support@github.com",
        "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
      },
      "message": "Fix all the bugs",
      "tree": {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tree/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      },
      "comment_count": 0,
      "verification": {
        "verified": false,
        "reason": "unsigned",
        "signature": null,
        "payload": null
      }
    },
    "author": {
      "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
    },
    "committer": {
      "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
    },
    "parents": [
      {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      }
    ]
  }
]

Bad Request

Status: 400 Bad Request

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Conflict

Status: 409 Conflict

Internal Error

Status: 500 Internal Server Error

Notes


List branches for HEAD commit

Protected branches are available in public repositories with GitHub Free and GitHub Free for organizations, and in public and private repositories with GitHub Pro, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, and GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see GitHub's products in the GitHub Help documentation.

Returns all branches where the given commit SHA is the HEAD, or latest commit for the branch.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/branches-where-head

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
commit_sha string path

commit_sha parameter

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "name": "branch_5",
    "commit": {
      "sha": "c5b97d5ae6c19d5c5df71a34c7fbeeda2479ccbc",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/c5b97d5ae6c19d5c5df71a34c7fbeeda2479ccbc"
    },
    "protected": false
  }
]

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Notes


List pull requests associated with a commit

Lists the merged pull request that introduced the commit to the repository. If the commit is not present in the default branch, additionally returns open pull requests associated with the commit. The results may include open and closed pull requests. Additional preview headers may be required to see certain details for associated pull requests, such as whether a pull request is in a draft state. For more information about previews that might affect this endpoint, see the List pull requests endpoint.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/pulls

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
commit_sha string path

commit_sha parameter

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDExOlB1bGxSZXF1ZXN0MQ==",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347",
    "diff_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.diff",
    "patch_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.patch",
    "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347",
    "commits_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347/commits",
    "review_comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347/comments",
    "review_comment_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/comments{/number}",
    "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/comments",
    "statuses_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "number": 1347,
    "state": "open",
    "locked": true,
    "title": "Amazing new feature",
    "user": {
      "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
    },
    "body": "Please pull these awesome changes in!",
    "labels": [
      {
        "id": 208045946,
        "node_id": "MDU6TGFiZWwyMDgwNDU5NDY=",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels/bug",
        "name": "bug",
        "description": "Something isn't working",
        "color": "f29513",
        "default": true
      }
    ],
    "milestone": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/v1.0",
      "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1/labels",
      "id": 1002604,
      "node_id": "MDk6TWlsZXN0b25lMTAwMjYwNA==",
      "number": 1,
      "state": "open",
      "title": "v1.0",
      "description": "Tracking milestone for version 1.0",
      "creator": {
        "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
      },
      "open_issues": 4,
      "closed_issues": 8,
      "created_at": "2011-04-10T20:09:31Z",
      "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z",
      "closed_at": "2013-02-12T13:22:01Z",
      "due_on": "2012-10-09T23:39:01Z"
    },
    "active_lock_reason": "too heated",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "closed_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "merged_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "merge_commit_sha": "e5bd3914e2e596debea16f433f57875b5b90bcd6",
    "assignee": {
      "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
    },
    "assignees": [
      {
        "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
      },
      {
        "login": "hubot",
        "id": 1,
        "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/hubot",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": true
      }
    ],
    "requested_reviewers": [
      {
        "login": "other_user",
        "id": 1,
        "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/other_user_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/other_user",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      }
    ],
    "requested_teams": [
      {
        "id": 1,
        "node_id": "MDQ6VGVhbTE=",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/orgs/github/teams/justice-league",
        "name": "Justice League",
        "slug": "justice-league",
        "description": "A great team.",
        "privacy": "closed",
        "permission": "admin",
        "members_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/members{/member}",
        "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/repos",
        "parent": null
      }
    ],
    "head": {
      "label": "octocat:new-topic",
      "ref": "new-topic",
      "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "user": {
        "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
      },
      "repo": {
        "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}",
        "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "hooks_url": "https://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,
        "allow_auto_merge": false,
        "delete_branch_on_merge": true,
        "allow_merge_commit": true,
        "subscribers_count": 42,
        "network_count": 0,
        "license": {
          "key": "mit",
          "name": "MIT License",
          "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit",
          "spdx_id": "MIT",
          "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==",
          "html_url": "https://github.com/licenses/mit"
        },
        "forks": 1,
        "open_issues": 1,
        "watchers": 1
      }
    },
    "base": {
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      "ref": "master",
      "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "user": {
        "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
      },
      "repo": {
        "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}",
        "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "hooks_url": "https://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,
        "allow_auto_merge": false,
        "delete_branch_on_merge": true,
        "allow_merge_commit": true,
        "subscribers_count": 42,
        "network_count": 0,
        "license": {
          "key": "mit",
          "name": "MIT License",
          "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit",
          "spdx_id": "MIT",
          "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA==",
          "html_url": "https://github.com/licenses/mit"
        },
        "forks": 1,
        "open_issues": 1,
        "watchers": 1
      }
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347"
      },
      "html": {
        "href": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347"
      },
      "issue": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347"
      },
      "comments": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/comments"
      },
      "review_comments": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347/comments"
      },
      "review_comment": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/comments{/number}"
      },
      "commits": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347/commits"
      },
      "statuses": {
        "href": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      }
    },
    "author_association": "OWNER",
    "auto_merge": null,
    "draft": false
  }
]

Notes


Get a commit

Returns the contents of a single commit reference. You must have read access for the repository to use this endpoint.

Note: If there are more than 300 files in the commit diff, the response will include pagination link headers for the remaining files, up to a limit of 3000 files. Each page contains the static commit information, and the only changes are to the file listing.

You can pass the appropriate media type to fetch diff and patch formats. Diffs with binary data will have no patch property.

To return only the SHA-1 hash of the commit reference, you can provide the sha custom media type in the Accept header. You can use this endpoint to check if a remote reference's SHA-1 hash is the same as your local reference's SHA-1 hash by providing the local SHA-1 reference as the ETag.

Signature verification object

The response will include a verification object that describes the result of verifying the commit's signature. The following fields are included in the verification object:

NameTypeDescription
verifiedbooleanIndicates whether GitHub considers the signature in this commit to be verified.
reasonstringThe reason for verified value. Possible values and their meanings are enumerated in table below.
signaturestringThe signature that was extracted from the commit.
payloadstringThe value that was signed.

These are the possible values for reason in the verification object:

ValueDescription
expired_keyThe key that made the signature is expired.
not_signing_keyThe "signing" flag is not among the usage flags in the GPG key that made the signature.
gpgverify_errorThere was an error communicating with the signature verification service.
gpgverify_unavailableThe signature verification service is currently unavailable.
unsignedThe object does not include a signature.
unknown_signature_typeA non-PGP signature was found in the commit.
no_userNo user was associated with the committer email address in the commit.
unverified_emailThe committer email address in the commit was associated with a user, but the email address is not verified on her/his account.
bad_emailThe committer email address in the commit is not included in the identities of the PGP key that made the signature.
unknown_keyThe key that made the signature has not been registered with any user's account.
malformed_signatureThere was an error parsing the signature.
invalidThe signature could not be cryptographically verified using the key whose key-id was found in the signature.
validNone of the above errors applied, so the signature is considered to be verified.
get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{ref}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
ref string path

ref parameter

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "node_id": "MDY6Q29tbWl0NmRjYjA5YjViNTc4NzVmMzM0ZjYxYWViZWQ2OTVlMmU0MTkzZGI1ZQ==",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/comments",
  "commit": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "author": {
      "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
      "email": "mona@github.com",
      "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
    },
    "committer": {
      "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
      "email": "mona@github.com",
      "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
    },
    "message": "Fix all the bugs",
    "tree": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tree/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
    },
    "comment_count": 0,
    "verification": {
      "verified": false,
      "reason": "unsigned",
      "signature": null,
      "payload": null
    }
  },
  "author": {
    "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
  },
  "committer": {
    "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
  },
  "parents": [
    {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
    }
  ],
  "stats": {
    "additions": 104,
    "deletions": 4,
    "total": 108
  },
  "files": [
    {
      "filename": "file1.txt",
      "additions": 10,
      "deletions": 2,
      "changes": 12,
      "status": "modified",
      "raw_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/raw/7ca483543807a51b6079e54ac4cc392bc29ae284/file1.txt",
      "blob_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/blob/7ca483543807a51b6079e54ac4cc392bc29ae284/file1.txt",
      "patch": "@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@\n....."
    }
  ]
}

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Internal Error

Status: 500 Internal Server Error

Notes


Compare two commits

The basehead param is comprised of two parts: base and head. Both must be branch names in repo. To compare branches across other repositories in the same network as repo, use the format <USERNAME>:branch.

The response from the API is equivalent to running the git log base..head command; however, commits are returned in chronological order. Pass the appropriate media type to fetch diff and patch formats.

The response also includes details on the files that were changed between the two commits. This includes the status of the change (for example, if a file was added, removed, modified, or renamed), and details of the change itself. For example, files with a renamed status have a previous_filename field showing the previous filename of the file, and files with a modified status have a patch field showing the changes made to the file.

Working with large comparisons

To process a response with a large number of commits, you can use (per_page or page) to paginate the results. When using paging, the list of changed files is only returned with page 1, but includes all changed files for the entire comparison. For more information on working with pagination, see "Traversing with pagination."

When calling this API without any paging parameters (per_page or page), the returned list is limited to 250 commits and the last commit in the list is the most recent of the entire comparison. When a paging parameter is specified, the first commit in the returned list of each page is the earliest.

Signature verification object

The response will include a verification object that describes the result of verifying the commit's signature. The following fields are included in the verification object:

NameTypeDescription
verifiedbooleanIndicates whether GitHub considers the signature in this commit to be verified.
reasonstringThe reason for verified value. Possible values and their meanings are enumerated in table below.
signaturestringThe signature that was extracted from the commit.
payloadstringThe value that was signed.

These are the possible values for reason in the verification object:

ValueDescription
expired_keyThe key that made the signature is expired.
not_signing_keyThe "signing" flag is not among the usage flags in the GPG key that made the signature.
gpgverify_errorThere was an error communicating with the signature verification service.
gpgverify_unavailableThe signature verification service is currently unavailable.
unsignedThe object does not include a signature.
unknown_signature_typeA non-PGP signature was found in the commit.
no_userNo user was associated with the committer email address in the commit.
unverified_emailThe committer email address in the commit was associated with a user, but the email address is not verified on her/his account.
bad_emailThe committer email address in the commit is not included in the identities of the PGP key that made the signature.
unknown_keyThe key that made the signature has not been registered with any user's account.
malformed_signatureThere was an error parsing the signature.
invalidThe signature could not be cryptographically verified using the key whose key-id was found in the signature.
validNone of the above errors applied, so the signature is considered to be verified.
get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/compare/{basehead}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1
per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
basehead string path

The base branch and head branch to compare. This parameter expects the format {base}...{head}.

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/master...topic",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/compare/master...topic",
  "permalink_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/compare/octocat:bbcd538c8e72b8c175046e27cc8f907076331401...octocat:0328041d1152db8ae77652d1618a02e57f745f17",
  "diff_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/compare/master...topic.diff",
  "patch_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/compare/master...topic.patch",
  "base_commit": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "node_id": "MDY6Q29tbWl0NmRjYjA5YjViNTc4NzVmMzM0ZjYxYWViZWQ2OTVlMmU0MTkzZGI1ZQ==",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/comments",
    "commit": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "author": {
        "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
        "email": "mona@github.com",
        "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
      },
      "committer": {
        "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
        "email": "mona@github.com",
        "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
      },
      "message": "Fix all the bugs",
      "tree": {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tree/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      },
      "comment_count": 0,
      "verification": {
        "verified": false,
        "reason": "unsigned",
        "signature": null,
        "payload": null
      }
    },
    "author": {
      "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
    },
    "committer": {
      "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
    },
    "parents": [
      {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      }
    ]
  },
  "merge_base_commit": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "node_id": "MDY6Q29tbWl0NmRjYjA5YjViNTc4NzVmMzM0ZjYxYWViZWQ2OTVlMmU0MTkzZGI1ZQ==",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/comments",
    "commit": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "author": {
        "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
        "email": "mona@github.com",
        "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
      },
      "committer": {
        "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
        "email": "mona@github.com",
        "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
      },
      "message": "Fix all the bugs",
      "tree": {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tree/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      },
      "comment_count": 0,
      "verification": {
        "verified": false,
        "reason": "unsigned",
        "signature": null,
        "payload": null
      }
    },
    "author": {
      "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
    },
    "committer": {
      "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
    },
    "parents": [
      {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
      }
    ]
  },
  "status": "behind",
  "ahead_by": 1,
  "behind_by": 2,
  "total_commits": 1,
  "commits": [
    {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "node_id": "MDY6Q29tbWl0NmRjYjA5YjViNTc4NzVmMzM0ZjYxYWViZWQ2OTVlMmU0MTkzZGI1ZQ==",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/comments",
      "commit": {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
        "author": {
          "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
          "email": "mona@github.com",
          "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
        },
        "committer": {
          "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
          "email": "mona@github.com",
          "date": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
        },
        "message": "Fix all the bugs",
        "tree": {
          "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tree/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
          "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
        },
        "comment_count": 0,
        "verification": {
          "verified": false,
          "reason": "unsigned",
          "signature": null,
          "payload": null
        }
      },
      "author": {
        "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
      },
      "committer": {
        "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
      },
      "parents": [
        {
          "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
          "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "files": [
    {
      "sha": "bbcd538c8e72b8c175046e27cc8f907076331401",
      "filename": "file1.txt",
      "status": "added",
      "additions": 103,
      "deletions": 21,
      "changes": 124,
      "blob_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/blob/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/file1.txt",
      "raw_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/raw/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/file1.txt",
      "contents_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/file1.txt?ref=6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "patch": "@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@ module Test @@ -1000,7 +1000,7 @@ module Test"
    }
  ]
}

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Internal Error

Status: 500 Internal Server Error

Notes


Commit comments

Custom media types for commit comments

These are the supported media types for commit comments. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json
application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json
application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json
application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json

For more information, see "Custom media types."

List commit comments for a repository

Commit Comments use these custom media types. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments

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)

Default: 30
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx",
    "body": "Great stuff",
    "path": "file1.txt",
    "position": 4,
    "line": 14,
    "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "user": {
      "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
    },
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "author_association": "COLLABORATOR"
  }
]

Notes


Get a commit comment

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
comment_id integer path

comment_id parameter

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/comments/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('GET /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world',
  comment_id: 42
})

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1",
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx",
  "body": "Great stuff",
  "path": "file1.txt",
  "position": 4,
  "line": 14,
  "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "author_association": "COLLABORATOR",
  "user": {
    "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
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
}

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Notes


Update a commit comment

patch /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
comment_id integer path

comment_id parameter

body string body

Required. The contents of the comment

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X PATCH \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/comments/42 \
  -d '{"body":"body"}'
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('PATCH /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world',
  comment_id: 42,
  body: 'body'
})

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1",
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx",
  "body": "Nice change",
  "path": "file1.txt",
  "position": 4,
  "line": 14,
  "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "author_association": "COLLABORATOR",
  "user": {
    "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
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
}

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Notes


Delete a commit comment

delete /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
comment_id integer path

comment_id parameter

Code samples

Shell
curl \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json" \
  https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/hello-world/comments/42
JavaScript (@octokit/core.js)
await octokit.request('DELETE /repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}', {
  owner: 'octocat',
  repo: 'hello-world',
  comment_id: 42
})

Response

Status: 204 No Content

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Notes


List commit comments

Use the :commit_sha to specify the commit that will have its comments listed.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/comments

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
commit_sha string path

commit_sha parameter

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx",
    "body": "Great stuff",
    "path": "file1.txt",
    "position": 4,
    "line": 14,
    "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "user": {
      "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
    },
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "author_association": "COLLABORATOR"
  }
]

Notes


Create a commit comment

Create a comment for a commit using its :commit_sha.

This endpoint triggers notifications. Creating content too quickly using this endpoint may result in secondary rate limiting. See "Secondary rate limits" and "Dealing with secondary rate limits" for details.

post /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/comments

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
commit_sha string path

commit_sha parameter

body string body

Required. The contents of the comment.

path string body

Relative path of the file to comment on.

position integer body

Line index in the diff to comment on.

line integer body

Deprecated. Use position parameter instead. Line number in the file to comment on.

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1",
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx",
  "body": "Great stuff",
  "path": "file1.txt",
  "position": 4,
  "line": 14,
  "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "author_association": "COLLABORATOR",
  "user": {
    "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
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
}

Forbidden

Status: 403 Forbidden

Validation failed

Status: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Notes


Commit statuses

The status API allows external services to mark commits with an error, failure, pending, or success state, which is then reflected in pull requests involving those commits.

Statuses can also include an optional description and target_url, and we highly recommend providing them as they make statuses much more useful in the GitHub UI.

As an example, one common use is for continuous integration services to mark commits as passing or failing builds using status. The target_url would be the full URL to the build output, and the description would be the high level summary of what happened with the build.

Statuses can include a context to indicate what service is providing that status. For example, you may have your continuous integration service push statuses with a context of ci, and a security audit tool push statuses with a context of security. You can then use the Get the combined status for a specific reference to retrieve the whole status for a commit.

Note that the repo:status OAuth scope grants targeted access to statuses without also granting access to repository code, while the repo scope grants permission to code as well as statuses.

If you are developing a GitHub App and want to provide more detailed information about an external service, you may want to use the Checks API.

Get the combined status for a specific reference

Users with pull access in a repository can access a combined view of commit statuses for a given ref. The ref can be a SHA, a branch name, or a tag name.

Additionally, a combined state is returned. The state is one of:

  • failure if any of the contexts report as error or failure
  • pending if there are no statuses or a context is pending
  • success if the latest status for all contexts is success
get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{ref}/status

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
ref string path

ref parameter

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "state": "success",
  "statuses": [
    {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDY6U3RhdHVzMQ==",
      "state": "success",
      "description": "Build has completed successfully",
      "target_url": "https://ci.example.com/1000/output",
      "context": "continuous-integration/jenkins",
      "created_at": "2012-07-20T01:19:13Z",
      "updated_at": "2012-07-20T01:19:13Z"
    },
    {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/other_user_happy.gif",
      "id": 2,
      "node_id": "MDY6U3RhdHVzMg==",
      "state": "success",
      "description": "Testing has completed successfully",
      "target_url": "https://ci.example.com/2000/output",
      "context": "security/brakeman",
      "created_at": "2012-08-20T01:19:13Z",
      "updated_at": "2012-08-20T01:19:13Z"
    }
  ],
  "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "total_count": 2,
  "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": "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"
  },
  "commit_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e/status"
}

Resource not found

Status: 404 Not Found

Notes


List commit statuses for a reference

Users with pull access in a repository can view commit statuses for a given ref. The ref can be a SHA, a branch name, or a tag name. Statuses are returned in reverse chronological order. The first status in the list will be the latest one.

This resource is also available via a legacy route: GET /repos/:owner/:repo/statuses/:ref.

get /repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{ref}/statuses

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
ref string path

ref parameter

per_page integer query

Results per page (max 100)

Default: 30
page integer query

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDY6U3RhdHVzMQ==",
    "state": "success",
    "description": "Build has completed successfully",
    "target_url": "https://ci.example.com/1000/output",
    "context": "continuous-integration/jenkins",
    "created_at": "2012-07-20T01:19:13Z",
    "updated_at": "2012-07-20T01:19:13Z",
    "creator": {
      "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
    }
  }
]

Moved permanently

Status: 301 Moved Permanently

Notes


Create a commit status

Users with push access in a repository can create commit statuses for a given SHA.

Note: there is a limit of 1000 statuses per sha and context within a repository. Attempts to create more than 1000 statuses will result in a validation error.

post /repos/{owner}/{repo}/statuses/{sha}

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

owner string path
repo string path
sha string path
state string body

Required. The state of the status. Can be one of error, failure, pending, or success.

target_url string body

The target URL to associate with this status. This URL will be linked from the GitHub UI to allow users to easily see the source of the status.
For example, if your continuous integration system is posting build status, you would want to provide the deep link for the build output for this specific SHA:
http://ci.example.com/user/repo/build/sha

description string body

A short description of the status.

context string body

A string label to differentiate this status from the status of other systems. This field is case-insensitive.

Default: default

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDY6U3RhdHVzMQ==",
  "state": "success",
  "description": "Build has completed successfully",
  "target_url": "https://ci.example.com/1000/output",
  "context": "continuous-integration/jenkins",
  "created_at": "2012-07-20T01:19:13Z",
  "updated_at": "2012-07-20T01:19:13Z",
  "creator": {
    "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