Connect GitHub teams and IdP groups

Team synchronization is available for organizations using GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see GitHub's products in the GitHub Help documentation.

The Team Synchronization API allows you to manage connections between GitHub teams and external identity provider (IdP) groups.

You can manage GitHub team members through your IdP with team synchronization. Team synchronization must be enabled to use the Team Synchronization API. For more information, see "Synchronizing teams between your identity provider and GitHub" in the GitHub Help documentation.

To access the new API, you will need to authorize your API token for use with your IdP (SSO) provider. You must also provide a custom media type in the Accept header:


The following endpoints in the Team Synchronization API are available for you to use:

  • GET /orgs/:org/team-sync/groups
  • GET /teams/:team_id/team-sync/group-mappings
  • PATCH /teams/:team_id/team-sync/group-mappings

During the preview period, we may change aspects of these APIs based on developer feedback. If we do, we will announce the changes here on the developer blog, but we will not provide any advance notice.

If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know!