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SSH signing keys

Use the REST API to manage SSH signing keys of authenticated users.

About SSH signing key administration

If a request URL does not include a {username} parameter then the response will be for the signed-in user (and you must pass authentication information with your request). Additional private information, such as whether a user has two-factor authentication enabled, is included when authenticated through OAuth with the user scope.

List SSH signing keys for the authenticated user

Lists the SSH signing keys for the authenticated user's GitHub account.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "List SSH signing keys for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • git_signing_ssh_public_keys:read

Parameters for "List SSH signing keys for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List SSH signing keys for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "List SSH signing keys for the authenticated user"

Request example

get/user/ssh_signing_keys
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/user/ssh_signing_keys

Response

Status: 200
[ { "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234", "id": 2, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/2", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA", "created_at": "2020-06-11T21:31:57Z" }, { "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJy931234", "id": 3, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/3", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAB", "created_at": "2020-07-11T21:31:57Z" } ]

Create a SSH signing key for the authenticated user

Creates an SSH signing key for the authenticated user's GitHub account.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • git_signing_ssh_public_keys:write

Parameters for "Create a SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
title string

A descriptive name for the new key.

key string Required

The public SSH key to add to your GitHub account. For more information, see "Checking for existing SSH keys."

HTTP response status codes for "Create a SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Create a SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Request example

post/user/ssh_signing_keys
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/user/ssh_signing_keys \ -d '{"key":"2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234","title":"ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234", "id": 2, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/2", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA", "created_at": "2020-06-11T21:31:57Z" }

Get an SSH signing key for the authenticated user

Gets extended details for an SSH signing key.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • git_signing_ssh_public_keys:read

Parameters for "Get an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ssh_signing_key_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the SSH signing key.

HTTP response status codes for "Get an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Request example

get/user/ssh_signing_keys/{ssh_signing_key_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/user/ssh_signing_keys/SSH_SIGNING_KEY_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234", "id": 2, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/2", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA", "created_at": "2020-06-11T21:31:57Z" }

Delete an SSH signing key for the authenticated user

Deletes an SSH signing key from the authenticated user's GitHub account.

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • git_signing_ssh_public_keys:write

Parameters for "Delete an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ssh_signing_key_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the SSH signing key.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Delete an SSH signing key for the authenticated user"

Request example

delete/user/ssh_signing_keys/{ssh_signing_key_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/user/ssh_signing_keys/SSH_SIGNING_KEY_ID

Response

Status: 204

List SSH signing keys for a user

Lists the SSH signing keys for a user. This operation is accessible by anyone.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List SSH signing keys for a user"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token does not require any permissions.

This endpoint can be used without authentication if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List SSH signing keys for a user"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
username string Required

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List SSH signing keys for a user"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List SSH signing keys for a user"

Request example

get/users/{username}/ssh_signing_keys
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/users/USERNAME/ssh_signing_keys

Response

Status: 200
[ { "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJyvv1234", "id": 2, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/2", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAA", "created_at": "2020-06-11T21:31:57Z" }, { "key": "2Sg8iYjAxxmI2LvUXpJjkYrMxURPc8r+dB7TJy931234", "id": 3, "url": "https://api.github.com/user/keys/3", "title": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAB", "created_at": "2020-07-11T21:31:57Z" } ]