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Meta

The Meta API returns meta information about GitHub including the IP addresses of GitHub services.

GitHub API Root

Get Hypermedia links to resources accessible in GitHub's REST API

get /

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


Get GitHub meta information

Returns meta information about GitHub, including a list of GitHub's IP addresses. For more information, see "About GitHub's IP addresses."

Note: The IP addresses shown in the documentation's response are only example values. You must always query the API directly to get the latest list of IP addresses.

get /meta

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "verifiable_password_authentication": true,
  "ssh_key_fingerprints": {
    "SHA256_RSA": "nThbg6kXUpJWGl7E1IGOCspRomTxdCARLviKw6E5SY8",
    "SHA256_DSA": "br9IjFspm1vxR3iA35FWE+4VTyz1hYVLIE2t1/CeyWQ",
    "SHA256_ECDSA": "p2QAMXNIC1TJYWeIOttrVc98/R1BUFWu3/LiyKgUfQM",
    "SHA256_ED25519": "+DiY3wvvV6TuJJhbpZisF/zLDA0zPMSvHdkr4UvCOqU"
  },
  "ssh_keys": [
    "ssh-ed25519 AAAAC3NzaC1lZDI1NTE5AAAAIOMqqnkVzrm0SdG6UOoqKLsabgH5C9okWi0dh2l9GKJl",
    "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 AAAAE2VjZHNhLXNoYTItbmlzdHAyNTYAAAAIbmlzdHAyNTYAAABBBEmKSENjQEezOmxkZMy7opKgwFB9nkt5YRrYMjNuG5N87uRgg6CLrbo5wAdT/y6v0mKV0U2w0WZ2YB/++Tpockg=",
    "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAq2A7hRGmdnm9tUDbO9IDSwBK6TbQa+PXYPCPy6rbTrTtw7PHkccKrpp0yVhp5HdEIcKr6pLlVDBfOLX9QUsyCOV0wzfjIJNlGEYsdlLJizHhbn2mUjvSAHQqZETYP81eFzLQNnPHt4EVVUh7VfDESU84KezmD5QlWpXLmvU31/yMf+Se8xhHTvKSCZIFImWwoG6mbUoWf9nzpIoaSjB+weqqUUmpaaasXVal72J+UX2B+2RPW3RcT0eOzQgqlJL3RKrTJvdsjE3JEAvGq3lGHSZXy28G3skua2SmVi/w4yCE6gbODqnTWlg7+wC604ydGXA8VJiS5ap43JXiUFFAaQ=="
  ],
  "hooks": [
    "192.30.252.0/22"
  ],
  "web": [
    "192.30.252.0/22",
    "185.199.108.0/22"
  ],
  "api": [
    "192.30.252.0/22",
    "185.199.108.0/22"
  ],
  "git": [
    "192.30.252.0/22"
  ],
  "packages": [
    "192.30.252.0/22"
  ],
  "pages": [
    "192.30.252.153/32",
    "192.30.252.154/32"
  ],
  "importer": [
    "54.158.161.132",
    "54.226.70.38"
  ],
  "actions": [
    "13.64.0.0/16",
    "13.65.0.0/16"
  ],
  "dependabot": [
    "54.158.161.132"
  ]
}

Not modified

Status: 304 Not Modified

Notes


Get Octocat

Get the octocat as ASCII art

get /octocat

Parameters

Name Type In Description
accept string header

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

s string query

The words to show in Octocat's speech bubble

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes


Get the Zen of GitHub

Get a random sentence from the Zen of GitHub

get /zen

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 200 OK

Notes