Assignees

List assignees

This call lists all the available assignees to which issues may be assigned.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/assignees

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "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
  }
]

Check assignee

You may also check to see if a particular user is an assignee for a repository.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/assignees/:assignee

Response

If the given assignee login belongs to an assignee for the repository, a 204 header with no content is returned.

Status: 204 No Content

Otherwise a 404 status code is returned.

Status: 404 Not Found

Add assignees to an Issue

This call adds the users passed in the assignees key (as their logins) to the issue.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/:number/assignees

Input

{
  "assignees": [
    "hubot",
    "other_assignee"
  ]
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347",
  "repository_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
  "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/labels{/name}",
  "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/comments",
  "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/events",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347",
  "number": 1347,
  "state": "open",
  "title": "Found a bug",
  "body": "I'm having a problem with this.",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "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
  },
  "labels": [
    {
      "id": 208045946,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels/bug",
      "name": "bug",
      "color": "f29513",
      "default": true
    }
  ],
  "assignee": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "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
  },
  "milestone": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/v1.0",
    "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1/labels",
    "id": 1002604,
    "number": 1,
    "state": "open",
    "title": "v1.0",
    "description": "Tracking milestone for version 1.0",
    "creator": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "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
    },
    "open_issues": 4,
    "closed_issues": 8,
    "created_at": "2011-04-10T20:09:31Z",
    "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z",
    "closed_at": "2013-02-12T13:22:01Z",
    "due_on": "2012-10-09T23:39:01Z"
  },
  "locked": false,
  "comments": 0,
  "pull_request": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347",
    "diff_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.diff",
    "patch_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.patch"
  },
  "closed_at": null,
  "created_at": "2011-04-22T13:33:48Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-22T13:33:48Z",
  "assignees": [
    {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "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
    },
    {
      "login": "hubot",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/hubot",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": true
    },
    {
      "login": "other_user",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/other_user_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/other_user",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": false
    }
  ]
}

Remove assignees from an Issue

This call removes the users passed in the assignees key (as their logins) from the issue.

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/:number/assignees

Input

{
  "assignees": [
    "hubot",
    "other_assignee"
  ]
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347",
  "repository_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
  "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/labels{/name}",
  "comments_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/comments",
  "events_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347/events",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347",
  "number": 1347,
  "state": "open",
  "title": "Found a bug",
  "body": "I'm having a problem with this.",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "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
  },
  "labels": [
    {
      "id": 208045946,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels/bug",
      "name": "bug",
      "color": "f29513",
      "default": true
    }
  ],
  "assignee": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "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
  },
  "milestone": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/v1.0",
    "labels_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones/1/labels",
    "id": 1002604,
    "number": 1,
    "state": "open",
    "title": "v1.0",
    "description": "Tracking milestone for version 1.0",
    "creator": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "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
    },
    "open_issues": 4,
    "closed_issues": 8,
    "created_at": "2011-04-10T20:09:31Z",
    "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z",
    "closed_at": "2013-02-12T13:22:01Z",
    "due_on": "2012-10-09T23:39:01Z"
  },
  "locked": false,
  "comments": 0,
  "pull_request": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls/1347",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347",
    "diff_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.diff",
    "patch_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347.patch"
  },
  "closed_at": null,
  "created_at": "2011-04-22T13:33:48Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-22T13:33:48Z",
  "assignees": [
    {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "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
    },
    {
      "login": "hubot",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/hubot_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/hubot",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/hubot/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": true
    },
    {
      "login": "other_user",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/other_user_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/other_user",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/other_user/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": false
    }
  ]
}