Repositories

Note: The topics property for repositories on GitHub is currently available for developers to preview. To view the topics property in calls that return repository results, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.mercy-preview+json

Note: The Repository Transfer API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nightshade-preview+json

Note: You can set the visibility of a repository using the new visibility parameter in the Repositories API, and get a repository's visibility with a new response key. For more information, see the blog post.

To access repository visibility during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nebula-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.

List your repositories

Lists repositories that the authenticated user has explicit permission (:read, :write, or :admin) to access.

The authenticated user has explicit permission to access repositories they own, repositories where they are a collaborator, and repositories that they can access through an organization membership.

GET /user/repos

Parameters

Name Type Description
visibility string Can be one of all, public, or private. Default: all
affiliation string Comma-separated list of values. Can include:
* owner: Repositories that are owned by the authenticated user.
* collaborator: Repositories that the user has been added to as a collaborator.
* organization_member: Repositories that the user has access to through being a member of an organization. This includes every repository on every team that the user is on.

Default: owner,collaborator,organization_member
type string Can be one of all, owner, public, private, member. Default: all

Will cause a 422 error if used in the same request as visibility or affiliation.
sort string Can be one of created, updated, pushed, full_name. Default: full_name
direction string Can be one of asc or desc. Default: asc when using full_name, otherwise desc

List user repositories

Note: You can set the visibility of a repository using the new visibility parameter in the Repositories API, and get a repository's visibility with a new response key. For more information, see the blog post.

To access repository visibility during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nebula-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 public repositories for the specified user.

GET /users/:username/repos

Parameters

Name Type Description
type string Can be one of all, owner, member. Default: owner
sort string Can be one of created, updated, pushed, full_name. Default: full_name
direction string Can be one of asc or desc. Default: asc when using full_name, otherwise desc

List organization repositories

Note: You can set the visibility of a repository using the new visibility parameter in the Repositories API, and get a repository's visibility with a new response key. For more information, see the blog post.

To access repository visibility during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nebula-preview+json

Note: The is_template and template_repository keys are currently available for developer to preview. See Create repository using a repository template to learn how to create template repositories. To access these new response keys during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.baptiste-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 repositories for the specified organization.

GET /orgs/:org/repos

Parameters

Name Type Description
type string Specifies the types of repositories you want returned. Can be one of all, public, private, forks, sources, member, internal. Default: all. If your organization is associated with an enterprise account using GitHub Enterprise Cloud or GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20+, type can also be internal.
sort string Can be one of created, updated, pushed, full_name. Default: created
direction string Can be one of asc or desc. Default: when using full_name: asc, otherwise desc

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "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,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "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
    },
    "template_repository": null,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0,
    "license": {
      "key": "mit",
      "name": "MIT License",
      "spdx_id": "MIT",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit",
      "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA=="
    }
  }
]

List all public repositories

Lists all public repositories in the order that they were created.

Note: Pagination is powered exclusively by the since parameter. Use the Link header to get the URL for the next page of repositories.

GET /repositories

Parameters

Name Type Description
since string The integer ID of the last Repository that you've seen.

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/repositories?since=364>; rel="next"
[
  {
    "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}"
  }
]

Create

Note: You can set the visibility of a repository using the new visibility parameter in the Repositories API, and get a repository's visibility with a new response key. For more information, see the blog post.

To access repository visibility during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nebula-preview+json

Note: The is_template and template_repository keys are currently available for developer to preview. See Create repository using a repository template to learn how to create template repositories. To access these new response keys during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.baptiste-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.

Creates a new repository for the authenticated user.

Note: There are two endpoints for creating a repository: one to create a repository on a user account, and one to create a repository in an organization. The organization endpoint is fully enabled for GitHub Apps, whereas the user endpoint is enabled only for user-to-server requests.

POST /user/repos

Creates a new repository in the specified organization. The authenticated user must be a member of the organization.

POST /orgs/:org/repos

OAuth scope requirements

When using OAuth, authorizations must include:

  • public_repo scope or repo scope to create a public repository
  • repo scope to create a private repository

Parameters

Name Type Description
name string Required. The name of the repository.
description string A short description of the repository.
homepage string A URL with more information about the repository.
private boolean Either true to create a private repository or false to create a public one. Creating private repositories requires a paid GitHub account. Default: false
visibility string Can be public or private. If your organization is associated with an enterprise account using GitHub Enterprise Cloud or GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20+, visibility can also be internal. For more information, see "Creating an internal repository" in the GitHub Help documentation.
The visibility parameter overrides the private parameter when you use both parameters with the nebula-preview preview header.
has_issues boolean Either true to enable issues for this repository or false to disable them. Default: true.
has_projects boolean Either true to enable projects for this repository or false to disable them. Default: true. Note: If you're creating a repository in an organization that has disabled repository projects, the default is false, and if you pass true, the API returns an error.
has_wiki boolean Either true to enable the wiki for this repository or false to disable it. Default: true.
is_template boolean Either true to make this repo available as a template repository or false to prevent it. Default: false.
team_id integer The id of the team that will be granted access to this repository. This is only valid when creating a repository in an organization.
auto_init boolean Pass true to create an initial commit with empty README. Default: false.
gitignore_template string Desired language or platform .gitignore template to apply. Use the name of the template without the extension. For example, "Haskell".
license_template string Choose an open source license template that best suits your needs, and then use the license keyword as the license_template string. For example, "mit" or "mpl-2.0".
allow_squash_merge boolean Either true to allow squash-merging pull requests, or false to prevent squash-merging. Default: true
allow_merge_commit boolean Either true to allow merging pull requests with a merge commit, or false to prevent merging pull requests with merge commits. Default: true
allow_rebase_merge boolean Either true to allow rebase-merging pull requests, or false to prevent rebase-merging. Default: true

Example

{
  "name": "Hello-World",
  "description": "This is your first repository",
  "homepage": "https://github.com",
  "private": false,
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_projects": true,
  "has_wiki": true
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
Location: https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World
{
  "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,
  "is_template": true,
  "topics": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ],
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_projects": true,
  "has_wiki": true,
  "has_pages": false,
  "has_downloads": true,
  "archived": false,
  "disabled": false,
  "visibility": "public",
  "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,
  "template_repository": null,
  "allow_squash_merge": true,
  "allow_merge_commit": true,
  "subscribers_count": 42,
  "network_count": 0
}

Create repository using a repository template

Note: Creating and using repository templates is currently available for developers to preview. To access this new endpoint during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.baptiste-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.

Creates a new repository using a repository template. Use the template_owner and template_repo route parameters to specify the repository to use as the template. The authenticated user must own or be a member of an organization that owns the repository. To check if a repository is available to use as a template, get the repository's information using the GET /repos/:owner/:repo endpoint and check that the is_template key is true.

POST /repos/:template_owner/:template_repo/generate

OAuth scope requirements

When using OAuth, authorizations must include:

  • public_repo scope or repo scope to create a public repository
  • repo scope to create a private repository

Parameters

Name Type Description
owner string The organization or person who will own the new repository. To create a new repository in an organization, the authenticated user must be a member of the specified organization.
name string Required. The name of the new repository.
description string A short description of the new repository.
private boolean Either true to create a new private repository or false to create a new public one. Default: false

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Example

{
  "owner": "octocat",
  "name": "Hello-World",
  "description": "This is your first repository",
  "private": false
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
Location: https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World
{
  "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,
  "is_template": false,
  "topics": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ],
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_projects": true,
  "has_wiki": true,
  "has_pages": false,
  "has_downloads": true,
  "archived": false,
  "disabled": false,
  "visibility": "public",
  "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,
  "template_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,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "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,
    "template_repository": null,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  },
  "allow_squash_merge": true,
  "allow_merge_commit": true,
  "subscribers_count": 42,
  "network_count": 0
}

Get

Note: You can set the visibility of a repository using the new visibility parameter in the Repositories API, and get a repository's visibility with a new response key. For more information, see the blog post.

To access repository visibility during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nebula-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.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo

Response

The parent and source objects are present when the repository is a fork. parent is the repository this repository was forked from, source is the ultimate source for the network.

Status: 200 OK
{
  "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,
  "is_template": true,
  "topics": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ],
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_projects": true,
  "has_wiki": true,
  "has_pages": false,
  "has_downloads": true,
  "archived": false,
  "disabled": false,
  "visibility": "public",
  "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,
  "template_repository": null,
  "allow_squash_merge": true,
  "allow_merge_commit": true,
  "subscribers_count": 42,
  "network_count": 0,
  "license": {
    "key": "mit",
    "name": "MIT License",
    "spdx_id": "MIT",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/licenses/mit",
    "node_id": "MDc6TGljZW5zZW1pdA=="
  },
  "organization": {
    "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}",
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    "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}",
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    "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
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    "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
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    "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",
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    "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}",
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    "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
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      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
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      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
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    "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}",
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    "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,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "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,
    "template_repository": null,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
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}

Edit

Note: You can set the visibility of a repository using the new visibility parameter in the Repositories API, and get a repository's visibility with a new response key. For more information, see the blog post.

To access repository visibility during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nebula-preview+json

Note: The is_template and template_repository keys are currently available for developer to preview. See Create repository using a repository template to learn how to create template repositories. To access these new response keys during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.baptiste-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.

PATCH /repos/:owner/:repo

Note: To edit a repository's topics, use the topics endpoint.

Input

Name Type Description
name string The name of the repository.
description string A short description of the repository.
homepage string A URL with more information about the repository.
private boolean Either true to make the repository private or false to make it public. Creating private repositories requires a paid GitHub account. Default: false.
Note: You will get a 422 error if the organization restricts changing repository visibility to organization owners and a non-owner tries to change the value of private.
visibility string Can be public or private. If your organization is associated with an enterprise account using GitHub Enterprise Cloud or GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20+, visibility can also be internal. The visibility parameter overrides the private parameter when you use both along with the nebula-preview preview header.
has_issues boolean Either true to enable issues for this repository or false to disable them. Default: true.
has_projects boolean Either true to enable projects for this repository or false to disable them. Default: true. Note: If you're creating a repository in an organization that has disabled repository projects, the default is false, and if you pass true, the API returns an error.
has_wiki boolean Either true to enable the wiki for this repository or false to disable it. Default: true.
is_template boolean Either true to make this repo available as a template repository or false to prevent it. Default: false.
default_branch string Updates the default branch for this repository.
allow_squash_merge boolean Either true to allow squash-merging pull requests, or false to prevent squash-merging. Default: true
allow_merge_commit boolean Either true to allow merging pull requests with a merge commit, or false to prevent merging pull requests with merge commits. Default: true
allow_rebase_merge boolean Either true to allow rebase-merging pull requests, or false to prevent rebase-merging. Default: true
archived boolean true to archive this repository. Note: You cannot unarchive repositories through the API. Default: false

Example

{
  "name": "Hello-World",
  "description": "This is your first repository",
  "homepage": "https://github.com",
  "private": true,
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_projects": true,
  "has_wiki": true
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
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  "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",
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  "permissions": {
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    "pull": true
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    "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": "Organization",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "parent": {
    "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,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "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,
    "template_repository": null,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  },
  "source": {
    "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,
    "is_template": true,
    "topics": [
      "octocat",
      "atom",
      "electron",
      "api"
    ],
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_projects": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_pages": false,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "archived": false,
    "disabled": false,
    "visibility": "public",
    "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,
    "template_repository": null,
    "allow_squash_merge": true,
    "allow_merge_commit": true,
    "subscribers_count": 42,
    "network_count": 0
  }
}

List all topics for a repository

Note: The topics property for repositories on GitHub is currently available for developers to preview. To view the topics property in calls that return repository results, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.mercy-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.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/topics

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "names": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ]
}

Replace all topics for a repository

Note: The topics property for repositories on GitHub is currently available for developers to preview. To view the topics property in calls that return repository results, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.mercy-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.

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/topics

Input

Name Type Description
names array of strings Required. An array of topics to add to the repository. Pass one or more topics to replace the set of existing topics. Send an empty array ([]) to clear all topics from the repository. Note: Topic names cannot contain uppercase letters.

Example

{
  "names": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ]
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "names": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ]
}

Check if vulnerability alerts are enabled for a repository

Note: Enabling and disabling vulnerability alerts for a repository using the REST API is currently available for developers to preview. To access these new endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.dorian-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.

Shows whether vulnerability alerts are enabled or disabled for a repository. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository. For more information, see "About security alerts for vulnerable dependencies" in the GitHub Help documentation.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/vulnerability-alerts

Response if repository is enabled with vulnerability alerts

Status: 204 No Content

Response if repository is not enabled with vulnerability alerts

Status: 404 Not Found

Enable vulnerability alerts

Note: Enabling and disabling vulnerability alerts for a repository using the REST API is currently available for developers to preview. To access these new endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.dorian-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.

Enables vulnerability alerts and the dependency graph for a repository. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository. For more information, see "About security alerts for vulnerable dependencies" in the GitHub Help documentation.

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/vulnerability-alerts

Response

Status: 204 No Content

Disable vulnerability alerts

Note: Enabling and disabling vulnerability alerts for a repository using the REST API is currently available for developers to preview. To access these new endpoints during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.dorian-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.

Disables vulnerability alerts and the dependency graph for a repository. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository. For more information, see "About security alerts for vulnerable dependencies" in the GitHub Help documentation.

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/vulnerability-alerts

Response

Status: 204 No Content

Enable automated security fixes

Note: Enabling or disabling automated security fixes is currently available for developers to preview. To access this new endpoint during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.london-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.

Enables automated security fixes for a repository. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository. For more information, see "Configuring automated security fixes" in the GitHub Help documentation.

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/automated-security-fixes

Response

Status: 204 No Content

Disable automated security fixes

Note: Enabling or disabling automated security fixes is currently available for developers to preview. To access this new endpoint during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.london-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.

Disables automated security fixes for a repository. The authenticated user must have admin access to the repository. For more information, see "Configuring automated security fixes" in the GitHub Help documentation.

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/automated-security-fixes

Response

Status: 204 No Content

List contributors

Lists contributors to the specified repository and sorts them by the number of commits per contributor in descending order. This endpoint may return information that is a few hours old because the GitHub REST API v3 caches contributor data to improve performance.

GitHub identifies contributors by author email address. This endpoint groups contribution counts by GitHub user, which includes all associated email addresses. To improve performance, only the first 500 author email addresses in the repository link to GitHub users. The rest will appear as anonymous contributors without associated GitHub user information.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/contributors

Parameters

Name Type Description
anon string Set to 1 or true to include anonymous contributors in results.

Response if repository is empty

Status: 204 No Content

Response if repository contains content

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,
    "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,
    "contributions": 32
  }
]

List languages

Lists languages for the specified repository. The value shown for each language is the number of bytes of code written in that language.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/languages

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "C": 78769,
  "Python": 7769
}

List teams

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/teams

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": "MDQ6VGVhbTE=",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
    "html_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/justice-league",
    "name": "Justice League",
    "slug": "justice-league",
    "description": "A great team.",
    "privacy": "closed",
    "permission": "admin",
    "members_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/members{/member}",
    "repositories_url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1/repos",
    "parent": null
  }
]

List tags

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/tags

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "name": "v0.1",
    "commit": {
      "sha": "c5b97d5ae6c19d5c5df71a34c7fbeeda2479ccbc",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/c5b97d5ae6c19d5c5df71a34c7fbeeda2479ccbc"
    },
    "zipball_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/zipball/v0.1",
    "tarball_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/tarball/v0.1"
  }
]

Delete a repository

Deleting a repository requires admin access. If OAuth is used, the delete_repo scope is required.

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo

Response

Status: 204 No Content

If an organization owner has configured the organization to prevent members from deleting organization-owned repositories, a member will get this response:

Status: 403 Forbidden
{
  "message": "Organization members cannot delete repositories.",
  "documentation_url": "https://developer.github.com/v3/repos/#delete-a-repository"
}

Transfer a repository

A transfer request will need to be accepted by the new owner when transferring a personal repository to another user. The response will contain the original owner, and the transfer will continue asynchronously. For more details on the requirements to transfer personal and organization-owned repositories, see about repository transfers.

Note: The Repository Transfer API is currently available for developers to preview. To access the API, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.nightshade-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.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/transfer

Input

Name Type Description
new_owner string Required: The username or organization name the repository will be transferred to.
team_ids array of integers ID of the team or teams to add to the repository. Teams can only be added to organization-owned repositories.

Example

{
  "new_owner": "github",
  "team_ids": [
    12,
    345
  ]
}

Response

Status: 202 Accepted
{
  "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,
  "is_template": true,
  "topics": [
    "octocat",
    "atom",
    "electron",
    "api"
  ],
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_projects": true,
  "has_wiki": true,
  "has_pages": false,
  "has_downloads": true,
  "archived": false,
  "disabled": false,
  "visibility": "public",
  "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,
  "template_repository": null,
  "allow_squash_merge": true,
  "allow_merge_commit": true,
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}

Create a repository dispatch event

Note: Using external events to trigger a GitHub repository_dispatch webhook event is now available for developers to preview. To access this endpoint during the preview period, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.everest-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.

You can use this endpoint to trigger a webhook event called repository_dispatch when you want activity that happens outside of GitHub to trigger a GitHub Actions workflow or GitHub App webhook. You must configure your GitHub Actions workflow or GitHub App to run when the repository_dispatch event occurs. For an example repository_dispatch webhook payload, see "RepositoryDispatchEvent."

The client_payload parameter is available for any extra information that your workflow might need. This parameter is a JSON payload that will be passed on when the webhook event is dispatched. For example, the client_payload can include a message that a user would like to send using a GitHub Actions workflow. Or the client_payload can be used as a test to debug your workflow. For a test example, see the input example.

To give you write access to the repository, you must use a personal access token with the repo scope. For more information, see "Creating a personal access token for the command line" in the GitHub Help documentation.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/dispatches

Input

Name Type Description
event_type string Required: A custom webhook event name.
client_payload object JSON payload with extra information about the webhook event that your action or worklow may use. Default: {}

Example

This input example shows how you can use the client_payload as a test to debug your workflow.

{
  "event_type": "on-demand-test",
  "client_payload": {
    "unit": false,
    "integration": true
  }
}

Response

Status: 204 No Content