GitHub Apps

For information on how to authenticate as a GitHub App, see "Authentication Options for GitHub Apps."

Note: To access the API with your integration, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept Header for your requests.

application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview+json

Get a single GitHub App

Note: The :app_slug is just the URL-friendly name of your GitHub App. You can find this on the settings page for your GitHub App (e.g., https://github.com/settings/apps/:app_slug).

GET /apps/:app_slug

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "owner": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
    "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
    "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "description": "A great organization"
  },
  "name": "Super CI",
  "description": "",
  "external_url": "https://example.com",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/apps/super-ci",
  "created_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
  "updated_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00"
}

Get the authenticated GitHub App

Returns the GitHub App associated with the authentication credentials used.

GET /app

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "owner": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
    "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
    "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "description": "A great organization"
  },
  "name": "Super CI",
  "description": "",
  "external_url": "https://example.com",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/apps/super-ci",
  "created_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
  "updated_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00"
}

Find installations

GET /app/installations

Response

The permissions the installation has are included under the permissions key.

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "account": {
      "login": "github",
      "id": 1,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
      "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
      "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
      "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
      "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "description": "A great organization"
    },
    "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
    "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
    "app_id": 1,
    "target_id": 1,
    "target_type": "Organization",
    "permissions": {
      "metadata": "read",
      "contents": "read",
      "issues": "write",
      "single_file": "write"
    },
    "events": [
      "push",
      "pull_request"
    ],
    "single_file_name": "config.yml",
    "repository_selection": "selected"
  }
]

Get a single installation

GET /app/installations/:installation_id

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "account": {
    "login": "github",
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
    "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
    "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
    "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "description": "A great organization"
  },
  "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
  "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
  "app_id": 1,
  "target_id": 1,
  "target_type": "Organization",
  "permissions": {
    "metadata": "read",
    "contents": "read",
    "issues": "write",
    "single_file": "write"
  },
  "events": [
    "push",
    "pull_request"
  ],
  "single_file_name": "config.yml",
  "repository_selection": "selected"
}

List installations for user

List installations that are accessible to the authenticated user.

GET /user/installations?access_token=...

Response

The permissions the installation has are included under the permissions key.

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
{
  "total_count": 2,
  "installations": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "account": {
        "login": "github",
        "id": 1,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
        "hooks_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/hooks",
        "issues_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/issues",
        "members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/members{/member}",
        "public_members_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/public_members{/member}",
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "description": "A great organization"
      },
      "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
      "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
      "app_id": 1,
      "target_id": 1,
      "target_type": "Organization",
      "permissions": {
        "metadata": "read",
        "contents": "read",
        "issues": "write",
        "single_file": "write"
      },
      "events": [
        "push",
        "pull_request"
      ],
      "single_file_name": "config.yml"
    },
    {
      "id": 3,
      "account": {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 2,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      },
      "access_tokens_url": "https://api.github.com/installations/1/access_tokens",
      "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/installation/repositories",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/organizations/github/settings/installations/1",
      "app_id": 1,
      "target_id": 1,
      "target_type": "Organization",
      "permissions": {
        "metadata": "read",
        "contents": "read",
        "issues": "write",
        "single_file": "write"
      },
      "events": [
        "push",
        "pull_request"
      ],
      "single_file_name": "config.yml"
    }
  ]
}

Create a new installation token

Creates an access token that enables a GitHub App to make authenticated API requests for the app's installation on an organization or individual account. Installation tokens expire one hour from the time you create them. Using an expired token produces a status code of 401 - Unauthorized, and requires creating a new installation token.

POST /installations/:installation_id/access_tokens

Response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "token": "v1.1f699f1069f60xxx",
  "expires_at": "2016-07-11T22:14:10Z"
}