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Automatic token authentication

GitHub provides a token that you can use to authenticate on behalf of GitHub Actions.

注: GitHub ホステッド ランナーは、現在 GitHub Enterprise Server でサポートされていません。 GitHub public roadmap で、今後の計画的なサポートの詳細を確認できます。

About the GITHUB_TOKEN secret

At the start of each workflow run, GitHub automatically creates a unique GITHUB_TOKEN secret to use in your workflow. You can use the GITHUB_TOKEN to authenticate in a workflow run.

When you enable GitHub Actions, GitHub installs a GitHub App on your repository. The GITHUB_TOKEN secret is a GitHub App installation access token. You can use the installation access token to authenticate on behalf of the GitHub App installed on your repository. The token's permissions are limited to the repository that contains your workflow. For more information, see "Permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN."

Before each job begins, GitHub fetches an installation access token for the job. ジョブが終了するか最大 24 時間後に、GITHUB_TOKEN の有効期限が切れます。

The token is also available in the github.token context. For more information, see "Contexts."

Using the GITHUB_TOKEN in a workflow

You can use the GITHUB_TOKEN by using the standard syntax for referencing secrets: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}. Examples of using the GITHUB_TOKEN include passing the token as an input to an action, or using it to make an authenticated GitHub Enterprise Server API request.

Important: An action can access the GITHUB_TOKEN through the github.token context even if the workflow does not explicitly pass the GITHUB_TOKEN to the action. As a good security practice, you should always make sure that actions only have the minimum access they require by limiting the permissions granted to the GITHUB_TOKEN. For more information, see "Permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN."

リポジトリGITHUB_TOKENを使用してタスクを実行する場合、 は新しいワークフロー実行を作成しません。 これによって、予想外の再帰的なワークフローの実行が生じないようになります。 たとえば、ワークフロー実行でリポジトリの GITHUB_TOKEN を使用してコードがプッシュされた場合、push イベントの発生時に実行するように構成されたワークフローがリポジトリに含まれている場合でも、新しいワークフローは実行されません。

Example 1: passing the GITHUB_TOKEN as an input

次のワークフローの例では、repo-token 入力パラメーターの値として GITHUB_TOKEN を必要とするラベラー アクションを使用します。

name: Pull request labeler
on: [ pull_request_target ]

  contents: read
  pull-requests: write

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - uses: actions/labeler@v3
          repo-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}

Example 2: calling the REST API

You can use the GITHUB_TOKEN to make authenticated API calls. This example workflow creates an issue using the GitHub REST API:

name: Create issue on commit

on: [ push ]

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      issues: write 
      - name: Create issue using REST API
        run: |
          curl --request POST \
          --url http(s)://[hostname]/api/v3/repos/${{ github.repository }}/issues \
          --header 'authorization: Bearer ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}' \
          --header 'content-type: application/json' \
          --data '{
            "title": "Automated issue for commit: ${{ github.sha }}",
            "body": "This issue was automatically created by the GitHub Action workflow **${{ github.workflow }}**. \n\n The commit hash was: _${{ github.sha }}_."
            }' \

Permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN

For information about the API endpoints GitHub Apps can access with each permission, see "GitHub App Permissions."

The following table shows the permissions granted to the GITHUB_TOKEN by default. People with admin permissions to an organization or repository can set the default permissions to be either permissive or restricted. For information on how to set the default permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN for your enterprise, organization, or repository, see "Enforcing policies for GitHub Actions in your enterprise," "Disabling or limiting GitHub Actions for your organization," or "Managing GitHub Actions settings for a repository."

ScopeDefault access
Default access
Maximum access
by forked repos

Modifying the permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN

You can modify the permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN in individual workflow files. If the default permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN are restrictive, you may have to elevate the permissions to allow some actions and commands to run successfully. If the default permissions are permissive, you can edit the workflow file to remove some permissions from the GITHUB_TOKEN. As a good security practice, you should grant the GITHUB_TOKEN the least required access.

You can see the permissions that GITHUB_TOKEN had for a specific job in the "Set up job" section of the workflow run log. For more information, see "Using workflow run logs."

You can use the permissions key in your workflow file to modify permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN for an entire workflow or for individual jobs. This allows you to configure the minimum required permissions for a workflow or job. When the permissions key is used, all unspecified permissions are set to no access, with the exception of the metadata scope, which always gets read access.

permissions キーを使用して、フォークされたリポジトリの読み取り権限を追加および削除できますが、通常は書き込みアクセス権を付与することはできません。 この動作の例外としては、管理者ユーザーが GitHub Actions の設定で [Send write tokens to workflows from pull requests](pull request からワークフローに書き込みトークンを送信する) を選択している場合があります。 詳細については、「リポジトリの GitHub Actions 設定の管理」を参照してください。

The two workflow examples earlier in this article show the permissions key being used at the workflow level, and at the job level. In Example 1 the two permissions are specified for the entire workflow. In Example 2 write access is granted for one scope for a single job.

For full details of the permissions key, see "Workflow syntax for GitHub Actions."

How the permissions are calculated for a workflow job

The permissions for the GITHUB_TOKEN are initially set to the default setting for the enterprise, organization, or repository. If the default is set to the restricted permissions at any of these levels then this will apply to the relevant repositories. For example, if you choose the restricted default at the organization level then all repositories in that organization will use the restricted permissions as the default. The permissions are then adjusted based on any configuration within the workflow file, first at the workflow level and then at the job level. Finally, if the workflow was triggered by a pull request from a forked repository, and the Send write tokens to workflows from pull requests setting is not selected, the permissions are adjusted to change any write permissions to read only.

Granting additional permissions

If you need a token that requires permissions that aren't available in the GITHUB_TOKEN, you can create a personal access token and set it as a secret in your repository:

  1. Use or create a token with the appropriate permissions for that repository. For more information, see "Creating a personal access token."
  2. Add the token as a secret in your workflow's repository, and refer to it using the ${{ secrets.SECRET_NAME }} syntax. For more information, see "Creating and using encrypted secrets."

Further reading