Suspending GitHub App installations

Before you could suspend a GitHub App, if an organization admin or user wanted to temporarily block an app's access to their repositories' resources, they could only uninstall the GitHub App completely. This has been particularly challenging for large organizations that may need thousands of people to reauthorize an app.

Now you can suspend a GitHub App's access to your resources for as long as you need and unsuspend the app's access when you're ready. When you suspend a GitHub App you've installed, the app cannot access your resources, the GitHub API, or webhook events.

The integrator who owns and maintains a GitHub app, also called a GitHub App owner, can suspend or unsuspend a GitHub App installation using these REST API endpoints with a JWT:

People who have installed a GitHub App, also called installation owners, can suspend or unsuspend a GitHub App through their app's installation settings. Before people can suspend a GitHub app installation, the GitHub App owner must opt-in to the beta release. For more information, see "Suspending a GitHub App installation."