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Dependency review

Use the REST API to interact with dependency changes.

About dependency review

You can use the REST API to view dependency changes, and the security impact of these changes, before you add them to your environment. You can view the diff of dependencies between two commits of a repository, including vulnerability data for any version updates with known vulnerabilities. For more information about dependency review, see "About dependency review."

Get a diff of the dependencies between commits

Gets the diff of the dependency changes between two commits of a repository, based on the changes to the dependency manifests made in those commits.

Parameters for "Get a diff of the dependencies between commits"

Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

basehead string Required

The base and head Git revisions to compare. The Git revisions will be resolved to commit SHAs. Named revisions will be resolved to their corresponding HEAD commits, and an appropriate merge base will be determined. This parameter expects the format {base}...{head}.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
name string

The full path, relative to the repository root, of the dependency manifest file.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a diff of the dependencies between commits"

Status codeDescription



Response if GitHub Advanced Security is not enabled for this repository


Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a diff of the dependencies between commits"

curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/dependency-graph/compare/BASEHEAD


Status: 200
[ { "change_type": "removed", "manifest": "package.json", "ecosystem": "npm", "name": "helmet", "version": "4.6.0", "package_url": "pkg:npm/helmet@4.6.0", "license": "MIT", "source_repository_url": "", "vulnerabilities": [] }, { "change_type": "added", "manifest": "package.json", "ecosystem": "npm", "name": "helmet", "version": "5.0.0", "package_url": "pkg:npm/helmet@5.0.0", "license": "MIT", "source_repository_url": "", "vulnerabilities": [] }, { "change_type": "added", "manifest": "Gemfile", "ecosystem": "rubygems", "name": "ruby-openid", "version": "2.7.0", "package_url": "pkg:gem/ruby-openid@2.7.0", "license": null, "source_repository_url": "", "vulnerabilities": [ { "severity": "critical", "advisory_ghsa_id": "GHSA-fqfj-cmh6-hj49", "advisory_summary": "Ruby OpenID", "advisory_url": "" } ] } ]