Branches

The Protected Branch API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

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

  application/vnd.github.loki-preview+json

List Branches

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches

Parameters

Name Type Description
protected boolean Set to true to only return protected branches

The Protected Branch API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

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

  application/vnd.github.loki-preview+json

The protected key will only be present in branch payloads if this header is passed.

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "name": "master",
    "commit": {
      "sha": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/c5b97d5ae6c19d5c5df71a34c7fbeeda2479ccbc"
    },
    "protected": true,
    "protection_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection"
  }
]

Get Branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch

Response

The Protected Branch API is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the API may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

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

  application/vnd.github.loki-preview+json

The protected key will only be present in branch payloads if this header is passed.

Status: 200 OK
{
  "name": "master",
  "commit": {
    "sha": "7fd1a60b01f91b314f59955a4e4d4e80d8edf11d",
    "commit": {
      "author": {
        "name": "The Octocat",
        "date": "2012-03-06T15:06:50-08:00",
        "email": "octocat@nowhere.com"
      },
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/7fd1a60b01f91b314f59955a4e4d4e80d8edf11d",
      "message": "Merge pull request #6 from Spaceghost/patch-1\n\nNew line at end of file.",
      "tree": {
        "sha": "b4eecafa9be2f2006ce1b709d6857b07069b4608",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees/b4eecafa9be2f2006ce1b709d6857b07069b4608"
      },
      "committer": {
        "name": "The Octocat",
        "date": "2012-03-06T15:06:50-08:00",
        "email": "octocat@nowhere.com"
      }
    },
    "author": {
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7ad39074b0584bc555d0417ae3e7d974?d=https://a248.e.akamai.net/assets.github.com%2Fimages%2Fgravatars%2Fgravatar-140.png",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
      "id": 583231,
      "login": "octocat"
    },
    "parents": [
      {
        "sha": "553c2077f0edc3d5dc5d17262f6aa498e69d6f8e",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/553c2077f0edc3d5dc5d17262f6aa498e69d6f8e"
      },
      {
        "sha": "762941318ee16e59dabbacb1b4049eec22f0d303",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/762941318ee16e59dabbacb1b4049eec22f0d303"
      }
    ],
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits/7fd1a60b01f91b314f59955a4e4d4e80d8edf11d",
    "committer": {
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7ad39074b0584bc555d0417ae3e7d974?d=https://a248.e.akamai.net/assets.github.com%2Fimages%2Fgravatars%2Fgravatar-140.png",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
      "id": 583231,
      "login": "octocat"
    }
  },
  "_links": {
    "html": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/tree/master",
    "self": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master"
  },
  "protected": true,
  "protection_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection"
}

Get branch protection

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection
Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection",
  "required_status_checks": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks",
    "include_admins": true,
    "strict": true,
    "contexts": [
      "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
    ],
    "contexts_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks/contexts"
  },
  "required_pull_request_reviews": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_pull_request_reviews",
    "include_admins": true,
    "dismissal_restrictions": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions",
      "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/users",
      "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/teams",
      "users": [
        {
          "login": "octocat",
          "id": 1,
          "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
          "gravatar_id": "",
          "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
          "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
          "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
          "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
          "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
          "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
          "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
          "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
          "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
          "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
          "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
          "type": "User",
          "site_admin": false
        }
      ],
      "teams": [
        {
          "id": 1,
          "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
          "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"
        }
      ]
    },
    "dismiss_stale_reviews": true
  },
  "enforce_admins": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/enforce_admins",
    "enabled": true
  },
  "restrictions": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions",
    "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions/users",
    "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions/teams",
    "users": [
      {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 1,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      }
    ],
    "teams": [
      {
        "id": 1,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
        "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"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Update branch protection

Protecting a branch requires admin access.

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection

Parameters

You must pass two objects: required_status_checks and restrictions. They can have the value null for disabled.

GitHub recommends passing required_pull_request_reviews and enforce_admins. Passing these fields is not currently required, but may be required soon.

The required_status_checks object must have the following keys:

Name Type Description
include_admins boolean Required. Enforce required status checks for repository administrators.
strict boolean Required. Require branches to be up to date before merging.
contexts array Required. The list of status checks to require in order to merge into this branch

The required_pull_request_reviews object must have the following keys:

Name Type Description
include_admins boolean Required. Enforce required status checks for repository administrators.
dismissal_restrictions object Specify which users and teams can dismiss pull request reviews.
dismiss_stale_reviews boolean Dismiss approved reviews automatically when a new commit is pushed.

The dismissal_restrictions object must have the following keys:

Name Type Description
users array The list of user logins with dismissal access
teams array The list of team slugs with dismissal access

Note: Passing new arrays of users and teams replaces their previous values.

You can disable dismissal restrictions by passing the dismissal_restrictions object as an empty array.

The restrictions object must have the following keys:

Name Type Description
users array The list of user logins with push access
teams array The list of team slugs with push access

The enforce_admins object is a boolean value: setting it to true enforces required status checks for repository administrators.

  • Teams and users restrictions are only available for organization-owned repositories.
  • The list of users and teams in total is limited to 100 items.

Example

{
  "required_status_checks": {
    "include_admins": true,
    "strict": true,
    "contexts": [
      "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
    ]
  },
  "required_pull_request_reviews": {
    "include_admins": false,
    "dismissal_restrictions": {
      "users": [
        "octocat"
      ],
      "teams": [
        "justice-league"
      ]
    },
    "dismiss_stale_reviews": true
  },
  "enforce_admins": true,
  "restrictions": {
    "users": [
      "octocat"
    ],
    "teams": [
      "justice-league"
    ]
  }
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection",
  "required_status_checks": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks",
    "include_admins": true,
    "strict": true,
    "contexts": [
      "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
    ],
    "contexts_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks/contexts"
  },
  "required_pull_request_reviews": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_pull_request_reviews",
    "include_admins": true,
    "dismissal_restrictions": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions",
      "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/users",
      "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/teams",
      "users": [
        {
          "login": "octocat",
          "id": 1,
          "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
          "gravatar_id": "",
          "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
          "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
          "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
          "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
          "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
          "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
          "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
          "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
          "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
          "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
          "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
          "type": "User",
          "site_admin": false
        }
      ],
      "teams": [
        {
          "id": 1,
          "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
          "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"
        }
      ]
    },
    "dismiss_stale_reviews": true
  },
  "enforce_admins": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/enforce_admins",
    "enabled": true
  },
  "restrictions": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions",
    "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions/users",
    "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions/teams",
    "users": [
      {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 1,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      }
    ],
    "teams": [
      {
        "id": 1,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
        "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"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Remove branch protection

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection
Status: 204 No Content

Get required status checks of protected branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks
Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks",
  "include_admins": true,
  "strict": true,
  "contexts": [
    "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
  ],
  "contexts_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks/contexts"
}

Update required status checks of protected branch

Updating required status checks requires admin access and branch protection to be enabled.

PATCH /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks

Parameters

The object passed can have the following keys:

Name Type Description
include_admins boolean Enforce required status checks for repository administrators.
strict boolean Require branches to be up to date before merging.
contexts array The list of status checks to require in order to merge into this branch

Example

{
  "include_admins": true,
  "strict": true,
  "contexts": [
    "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
  ]
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks",
  "include_admins": true,
  "strict": true,
  "contexts": [
    "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
  ],
  "contexts_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_status_checks/contexts"
}

Remove required status checks of protected branch

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks
Status: 204 No Content

List required status checks contexts of protected branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks/contexts
Status: 200 OK
[
  "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
]

Replace required status checks contexts of protected branch

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks/contexts

Example

[
  "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
]

Add required status checks contexts of protected branch

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks/contexts

Example

[
  "continuous-integration/jenkins"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  "continuous-integration/travis-ci",
  "continuous-integration/jenkins"
]

Remove required status checks contexts of protected branch

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_status_checks/contexts

Example

[
  "continuous-integration/jenkins"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  "continuous-integration/travis-ci"
]

Get pull request review enforcement of protected branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_pull_request_reviews
Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_pull_request_reviews",
  "include_admins": true,
  "dismissal_restrictions": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions",
    "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/users",
    "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/teams",
    "users": [
      {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 1,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      }
    ],
    "teams": [
      {
        "id": 1,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
        "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"
      }
    ]
  },
  "dismiss_stale_reviews": true
}

Update pull request review enforcement of protected branch

Updating pull request review enforcement requires admin access and branch protection to be enabled.

PATCH /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_pull_request_reviews

Parameters

The object passed can have the following keys:

Name Type Description
include_admins boolean Enforce required status checks for repository administrators.
dismissal_restrictions object Specify which users and teams can dismiss pull request reviews.
dismiss_stale_reviews boolean Dismiss approved reviews automatically when a new commit is pushed.

The dismissal_restrictions object must have the following keys:

Name Type Description
users array The list of user logins with dismissal access
teams array The list of team slugs with dismissal access

Example

{
  "include_admins": true,
  "dismissal_restrictions": {
    "users": [
      "octocat"
    ],
    "teams": [
      "justice-league"
    ]
  },
  "dismiss_stale_reviews": true
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/required_pull_request_reviews",
  "include_admins": true,
  "dismissal_restrictions": {
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions",
    "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/users",
    "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/dismissal_restrictions/teams",
    "users": [
      {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 1,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      }
    ],
    "teams": [
      {
        "id": 1,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
        "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"
      }
    ]
  },
  "dismiss_stale_reviews": true
}

Remove pull request review enforcement of protected branch

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/required_pull_request_reviews
Status: 204 No Content

Get admin enforcement of protected branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/enforce_admins
Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/enforce_admins",
  "enabled": true
}

Add admin enforcement of protected branch

Adding admin enforcement requires admin access and branch protection to be enabled.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/enforce_admins

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/enforce_admins",
  "enabled": true
}

Remove admin enforcement of protected branch

Removing admin enforcement requires admin access and branch protection to be enabled.

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/enforce_admins
Status: 204 No Content

Get restrictions of protected branch

Teams and users restrictions are only available for organization-owned repositories.

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions
Status: 200 OK
{
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions",
  "users_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions/users",
  "teams_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches/master/protection/restrictions/teams",
  "users": [
    {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": false
    }
  ],
  "teams": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
      "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"
    }
  ]
}

Remove restrictions of protected branch

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions
Status: 204 No Content

List team restrictions of protected branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/teams
Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
    "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"
  }
]

Replace team restrictions of protected branch

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/teams

Body parameters

Pass the list of team slugs with push access.

The list of users and teams in total is limited to 100 items.

Example

[
  "justice-league"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
    "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"
  }
]

Add team restrictions of protected branch

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/teams

Body parameters

Pass the list of team slugs with push access.

The list of users and teams in total is limited to 100 items.

Example

[
  "justice-league"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
    "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"
  }
]

Remove team restrictions of protected branch

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/teams

Example

[
  "octocats"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/teams/1",
    "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"
  }
]

List user restrictions of protected branch

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/users
Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  }
]

Replace user restrictions of protected branch

PUT /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/users

Body parameters

Pass the list of user logins with push access.

The list of users and teams in total is limited to 100 items.

Example

[
  "octocat"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  }
]

Add user restrictions of protected branch

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/users

Body parameters

Pass the list of user logins with push access.

The list of users and teams in total is limited to 100 items.

Example

[
  "octocat"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  }
]

Remove user restrictions of protected branch

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/branches/:branch/protection/restrictions/users

Example

[
  "defunkt"
]

Response

Status: 200 OK
[
  {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  }
]