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SSH signing keys

About the User SSH signing keys API

Many of the resources on this API provide a shortcut for getting information about the currently authenticated user. If a request URL does not include a {username} parameter then the response will be for the logged 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 basic auth or 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. You must authenticate with Basic Authentication, or you must authenticate with OAuth with at least read:ssh_signing_key scope. For more information, see "Understanding scopes for OAuth apps."

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/user/ssh_signing_keys
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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. You must authenticate with Basic Authentication, or you must authenticate with OAuth with at least write:ssh_signing_key scope. For more information, see "Understanding scopes for OAuth apps."

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
titlestring

A descriptive name for the new key.

keystringRequired

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

HTTP response status codes

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

post/user/ssh_signing_keys
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/user/ssh_signing_keys

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. You must authenticate with Basic Authentication, or you must authenticate with OAuth with at least read:ssh_signing_key scope. For more information, see "Understanding scopes for OAuth apps."

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ssh_signing_key_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the SSH signing key.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/user/ssh_signing_keys/{ssh_signing_key_id}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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. You must authenticate with Basic Authentication, or you must authenticate with OAuth with at least admin:ssh_signing_key scope. For more information, see "Understanding scopes for OAuth apps."

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ssh_signing_key_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the SSH signing key.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 204

List SSH signing keys for a user

Works with GitHub Apps

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

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
usernamestringRequired

The handle for the GitHub user account.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples

get/users/{username}/ssh_signing_keys
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ 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" } ]