Check Suites

Note: The Checks API is currently in public beta and only available for use with GitHub Apps.

A check suite is a collection of the check runs created by a single GitHub App for a specific commit. Check suites summarize the status and conclusion of the check runs that a suite includes.

Check suites workflow

The check suite reports the highest priority check run conclusion in the check suite's conclusion. For example, if three check runs have conclusions of timed_out, success, and neutral the check suite conclusion will be timed_out.

By default, GitHub creates a check suite automatically when code is pushed to the repository. This default flow sends the check_suite event (with requested action) to all GitHub App's that have the checks:write permission. If you don't want to use the default automatic flow, you can control when you create check suites. To change the default settings for the creation of check suites, use the Set preferences for check suites on a repository endpoint. All changes to the automatic flow settings are recorded in the audit log for the repository. If you have disabled the automatic flow, you can create a check suite using the Create a check suite endpoint. You should continue to use the Create a check run endpoint to provide feedback on a commit.

The Checks API is only available to authenticated GitHub Apps. It's not available to OAuth Apps. Authenticated users can view check runs, but they are not able to create them. If you aren't building a GitHub App, you might be interested in the Statuses API.

To use the check suites API, the GitHub App must have the checks:write permission and can also subscribe to the check_suite webhook.

Get a single check suite

The Checks API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.antiope-preview+json

Warning: The API may change without advance notice during the preview period. Preview features are not supported for production use. If you experience any issues, contact GitHub support.

Gets a single check suite using its id. Your GitHub App must have the checks:read permission on a private repository or pull access to a public repository to get check suites.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/check-suites/:check_suite_id

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 5,
  "head_branch": "master",
  "head_sha": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3",
  "status": "completed",
  "conclusion": "neutral",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-suites/5",
  "before": "146e867f55c26428e5f9fade55a9bbf5e95a7912",
  "after": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3",
  "pull_requests": [

  ],
  "app": {
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDExOkludGVncmF0aW9uMQ==",
    "owner": {
      "login": "github",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
      "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"
  },
  "repository": {
    "id": 1296269,
    "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
    "name": "Hello-World",
    "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
    "owner": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
      "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
    },
    "private": false,
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "description": "This your first repo!",
    "fork": false,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
    "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "API"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    },
    "allow_rebase_merge": true,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  }
}

List check suites for a specific ref

The Checks API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.antiope-preview+json

Warning: The API may change without advance notice during the preview period. Preview features are not supported for production use. If you experience any issues, contact GitHub support.

Lists check suites for a commit ref. The ref can be a SHA, branch name, or a tag name. Your GitHub App must have the checks:read permission on a private repository or pull access to a public repository to list check suites.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/commits/:ref/check-suites

Parameters

Name Type Description
app_id integer Filters check suites by GitHub App id.
check_name string Filters checks suites by the name of the check run.

Example

{
  "app_id": 1
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
{
  "total_count": 1,
  "check_suites": [
    {
      "id": 5,
      "head_branch": "master",
      "head_sha": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3",
      "status": "completed",
      "conclusion": "neutral",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-suites/5",
      "before": "146e867f55c26428e5f9fade55a9bbf5e95a7912",
      "after": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3",
      "pull_requests": [

      ],
      "app": {
        "id": 1,
        "node_id": "MDExOkludGVncmF0aW9uMQ==",
        "owner": {
          "login": "github",
          "id": 1,
          "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
          "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"
      },
      "repository": {
        "id": 1296269,
        "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
        "name": "Hello-World",
        "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
        "owner": {
          "login": "octocat",
          "id": 1,
          "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
          "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
        },
        "private": false,
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "description": "This your first repo!",
        "fork": false,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
        "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
        "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
        "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
        "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
        "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
        "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
        "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
        "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
        "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
        "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
        "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
        "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
        "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
        "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
        "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
        "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
        "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
        "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
        "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
        "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
        "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
        "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
        "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
        "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
        "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
        "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
        "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
        "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
        "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
        "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
        "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
        "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
        "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
        "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
        "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
        "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
        "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "homepage": "https://github.com",
        "language": null,
        "forks_count": 9,
        "stargazers_count": 80,
        "watchers_count": 80,
        "size": 108,
        "default_branch": "master",
        "open_issues_count": 0,
        "topics": [
          "octocat",
          "atom",
          "electron",
          "API"
        ],
        "has_issues": true,
        "has_projects": true,
        "has_wiki": true,
        "has_pages": false,
        "has_downloads": true,
        "archived": false,
        "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
        "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
        "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
        "permissions": {
          "admin": false,
          "push": false,
          "pull": true
        },
        "allow_rebase_merge": true,
        "allow_squash_merge": true,
        "allow_merge_commit": true,
        "subscribers_count": 42,
        "network_count": 0
      }
    }
  ]
}

Set preferences for check suites on a repository

The Checks API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.antiope-preview+json

Warning: The API may change without advance notice during the preview period. Preview features are not supported for production use. If you experience any issues, contact GitHub support.

Changes the default automatic flow when creating check suites. By default, the CheckSuiteEvent is automatically created each time code is pushed to a repository. When you disable the automatic creation of check suites, you can manually Create a check suite. You must have admin permissions in the repository to set preferences for check suites.

PATCH /repos/:owner/:repo/check-suites/preferences

Parameters

Name Type Description
auto_trigger_checks array of objects Enables or disables automatic creation of CheckSuite events upon pushes to the repository. Enabled by default. See the auto_trigger_checks object description for details.

auto_trigger_checks object

Name Type Description
app_id integer Required. The id of the GitHub App.
setting boolean Required. Set to true to enable automatic creation of CheckSuite events upon pushes to the repository, or false to disable them. Default: true

Example

{
    "auto_trigger_checks": [{
        "app_id": 4,
        "setting": false
    }]
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "preferences": {
    "auto_trigger_checks": [
      {
        "app_id": 2,
        "setting": true
      },
      {
        "app_id": 4,
        "setting": false
      }
    ]
  },
  "repository": {
    "id": 1296269,
    "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
    "name": "Hello-World",
    "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
    "owner": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
      "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
    },
    "private": false,
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "description": "This your first repo!",
    "fork": false,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
    "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "API"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    },
    "allow_rebase_merge": true,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  }
}

Create a check suite

The Checks API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.antiope-preview+json

Warning: The API may change without advance notice during the preview period. Preview features are not supported for production use. If you experience any issues, contact GitHub support.

By default, check suites are automatically created when you create a check run. You only need to use this endpoint for manually creating check suites when you've disabled automatic creation using "Set preferences for check suites on a repository". Your GitHub App must have the checks:write permission to create check suites.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/check-suites

Parameters

Name Type Description
head_sha string Required. The sha of the head commit.

Example

{
  "head_sha": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3"
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 5,
  "head_branch": "master",
  "head_sha": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3",
  "status": "completed",
  "conclusion": "neutral",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-suites/5",
  "before": "146e867f55c26428e5f9fade55a9bbf5e95a7912",
  "after": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3",
  "pull_requests": [

  ],
  "app": {
    "id": 1,
    "node_id": "MDExOkludGVncmF0aW9uMQ==",
    "owner": {
      "login": "github",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
      "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"
  },
  "repository": {
    "id": 1296269,
    "node_id": "MDEwOlJlcG9zaXRvcnkxMjk2MjY5",
    "name": "Hello-World",
    "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
    "owner": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=",
      "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
    },
    "private": false,
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "description": "This your first repo!",
    "fork": false,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
    "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
    "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
    "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
    "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
    "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
    "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
    "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
    "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
    "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
    "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
    "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
    "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
    "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
    "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
    "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
    "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
    "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
    "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
    "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
    "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
    "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
    "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
    "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
    "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
    "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since,all,participating}",
    "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
    "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
    "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
    "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
    "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
    "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
    "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
    "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "API"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    },
    "allow_rebase_merge": true,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  }
}

Request check suites

The Checks API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details. To access the API during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.antiope-preview+json

Warning: The API may change without advance notice during the preview period. Preview features are not supported for production use. If you experience any issues, contact GitHub support.

Triggers GitHub to create a new check suite, without pushing new code to a repository. To request a check suite, your GitHub App must have the checks:read permission on a private repository or pull access to a public repository.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/check-suite-requests

Parameters

Name Type Description
head_sha string Required. The sha of the head commit.

Example

{
  "head_sha": "d6fde92930d4715a2b49857d24b940956b26d2d3"
}

Response

Status: 201 Created