Events

The Issue Events API can return different types of events triggered by activity in issues and pull requests. For more information about the specific events that you can receive from the Issue Events API, see "Issue event types." An events API for GitHub activity outside of issues and pull requests is also available. For more information, see the "Events API."

List issue events

Note: Project card details are now shown in REST API v3 responses for project-related issue and timeline events. This feature is now available for developers to preview. For details, see the blog post.

To receive the project_card attribute, project boards must be enabled for a repository, and you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.starfox-preview+json

Note: You can now use the REST API to add a reason when you lock an issue, and you will see lock reasons in responses that include issues or pull requests. You will also see lock reasons in locked events. This feature is currently available for developers to preview. See the blog post for full details. To access this feature, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.sailor-v-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 or GitHub Premium Support.

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,
    "node_id": "MDEwOklzc3VlRXZlbnQx",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events/1",
    "actor": {
      "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
    },
    "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 issue events for a repository

Note: Project card details are now shown in REST API v3 responses for project-related issue and timeline events. This feature is now available for developers to preview. For details, see the blog post.

To receive the project_card attribute, project boards must be enabled for a repository, and you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.starfox-preview+json

Note: You can now use the REST API to add a reason when you lock an issue, and you will see lock reasons in responses that include issues or pull requests. You will also see lock reasons in locked events. This feature is currently available for developers to preview. See the blog post for full details. To access this feature, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.sailor-v-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 or GitHub Premium Support.

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,
    "node_id": "MDEwOklzc3VlRXZlbnQx",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events/1",
    "actor": {
      "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
    },
    "event": "closed",
    "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "commit_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
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      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDU6SXNzdWUx",
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      "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.",
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        "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
      },
      "labels": [
        {
          "id": 208045946,
          "node_id": "MDU6TGFiZWwyMDgwNDU5NDY=",
          "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels/bug",
          "name": "bug",
          "description": "Something isn't working",
          "color": "f29513",
          "default": true
        }
      ],
      "assignee": {
        "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
      },
      "assignees": [
        {
          "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
        }
      ],
      "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,
        "node_id": "MDk6TWlsZXN0b25lMTAwMjYwNA==",
        "number": 1,
        "state": "open",
        "title": "v1.0",
        "description": "Tracking milestone for version 1.0",
        "creator": {
          "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
        },
        "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": true,
      "active_lock_reason": "too heated",
      "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 an issue event

Note: Project card details are now shown in REST API v3 responses for project-related issue and timeline events. This feature is now available for developers to preview. For details, see the blog post.

To receive the project_card attribute, project boards must be enabled for a repository, and you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.starfox-preview+json

Note: If an issue event is created via a GitHub App, the response will include the performed_via_github_app object with information about the GitHub App. For more information, see the related blog post.

To receive the performed_via_github_app object in the response, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.machine-man-preview

Note: You can now use the REST API to add a reason when you lock an issue, and you will see lock reasons in responses that include issues or pull requests. You will also see lock reasons in locked events. This feature is currently available for developers to preview. See the blog post for full details. To access this feature, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.sailor-v-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 or GitHub Premium Support.

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

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 1,
  "node_id": "MDEwOklzc3VlRXZlbnQx",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events/1",
  "actor": {
    "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
  },
  "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,
    "node_id": "MDU6SXNzdWUx",
    "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,
      "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
    },
    "labels": [
      {
        "id": 208045946,
        "node_id": "MDU6TGFiZWwyMDgwNDU5NDY=",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels/bug",
        "name": "bug",
        "description": "Something isn't working",
        "color": "f29513",
        "default": true
      }
    ],
    "assignee": {
      "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
    },
    "assignees": [
      {
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        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
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        "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}",
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        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
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        "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}",
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        "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,
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      "updated_at": "2014-03-03T18:58:10Z",
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      "due_on": "2012-10-09T23:39:01Z"
    },
    "locked": true,
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      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/pull/1347",
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    },
    "closed_at": null,
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    "updated_at": "2011-04-22T13:33:48Z"
  }
}