Events

Records various events that occur around an issue or pull request. This is useful both for display on issue/pull request information pages and also to determine who should be notified of comments.

Attributes

id
The Integer ID of the event.
url
The API URL for fetching the event.
actor
The User object that generated the event.
commit_id
The String SHA of a commit that referenced this Issue
commit_url
The GitHub API link to a commit that referenced this Issue
event
Identifies the actual type of Event that occurred.
created_at
The timestamp indicating when the event occurred.
label
The Label object including `name` and `color` attributes. Only provided for `labeled` and `unlabeled` events.
assignee
The User object which was assigned to (or unassigned from) this Issue. Only provided for 'assigned' and 'unassigned' events.
assigner
The User object that performed the assignment (or unassignment) for this Issue. Only provided for 'assigned' and 'unassigned' events.
review_requester
The User who requested a review. Only provided for 'review_requested' and 'review_request_removed' events.
requested_reviewers
The Users whose reviews were requested. Only provided for 'review_requested' and 'review_request_removed' events.
dismissed_review
A dismissed_review object that includes the `review_id`, `state`, and `dismissal_message`. Only provided for 'dismissed_review' events.
milestone
The Milestone object including a `title` attribute. Only provided for `milestoned` and `demilestoned` events.
rename
An object containing rename details including `from` and `to` attributes. Only provided for `renamed` events.

Events

closed
The issue was closed by the actor. When the commit_id is present, it identifies the commit that closed the issue using "closes / fixes #NN" syntax.
reopened
The issue was reopened by the actor.
subscribed
The actor subscribed to receive notifications for an issue.
merged
The issue was merged by the actor. The `commit_id` attribute is the SHA1 of the HEAD commit that was merged.
referenced
The issue was referenced from a commit message. The `commit_id` attribute is the commit SHA1 of where that happened.
mentioned
The actor was @mentioned in an issue body.
assigned
The issue was assigned to the actor.
unassigned
The actor was unassigned from the issue.
labeled
A label was added to the issue.
unlabeled
A label was removed from the issue.
milestoned
The issue was added to a milestone.
demilestoned
The issue was removed from a milestone.
renamed
The issue title was changed.
locked
The issue was locked by the actor.
unlocked
The issue was unlocked by the actor.
head_ref_deleted
The pull request's branch was deleted.
head_ref_restored
The pull request's branch was restored.
review_dismissed
The actor dismissed a review from the pull request.
review_requested
The actor requested review from the subject on this pull request.
review_request_removed
The actor removed the review request for the subject on this pull request.
marked_as_duplicate
A user with write permissions marked an issue as a duplicate of another issue or a pull request as a duplicate of another pull request.
unmarked_as_duplicate
An issue that a user had previously marked as a duplicate of another issue is no longer considered a duplicate, or a pull request that a user had previously marked as a duplicate of another pull request is no longer considered a duplicate.
added_to_project
The issue was added to a project board.
moved_columns_in_project
The issue was moved between columns in a project board.
removed_from_project
The issue was removed from a project board.
converted_note_to_issue
The issue was created by converting a note in a project board to an issue.

Note: The project-related events added_to_project, moved_columns_in_project, removed_from_project, and converted_note_to_issue will not be included in the response if project boards have been disabled in the repository.

List events for an issue

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/:issue_number/events

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events/1",
    "actor": {
      "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
    },
    "event": "closed",
    "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "commit_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
  }
]

List events for a repository

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/events

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events/1",
    "actor": {
      "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
    },
    "event": "closed",
    "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "commit_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "issue": {
      "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"
    }
  }
]

Get a single event

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/events/:id

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events/1",
  "actor": {
    "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
  },
  "event": "closed",
  "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "commit_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "issue": {
    "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"
  }
}

Issue events triggered by users via integrations

Note: An additional performed_via_integration object in the issue payload is currently available for developers to preview. For more information, see the related blog post.

To access the API, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview

Note: If the event was triggered by a user via a GitHub App, the performed_via_github_app key will contain information on that GitHub App.

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.