GitHub

This part of the documentation covers the GitHub object. A large portion of what you will likely want to do can be found in this class. If you’re looking for anonymous functions, you’re most likely looking for the API.

Examples

Examples utilizing this object can be found here.

GitHub Object

class github3.github.GitHub(login=u'', password=u'', token=u'')

Stores all the session information.

There are two ways to log into the GitHub API

from github3 import login
g = login(user, password)
g = login(token=token)
g = login(user, token=token)

or

from github3 import GitHub
g = GitHub(user, password)
g = GitHub(token=token)
g = GitHub(user, token=token)

This is simple backward compatibility since originally there was no way to call the GitHub object with authentication parameters.

authorization(id_num)

Get information about authorization id.

Parameters:id_num (int) – (required), unique id of the authorization
Returns:Authorization
authorize(login, password, scopes=None, note=u'', note_url=u'', client_id=u'', client_secret=u'')

Obtain an authorization token from the GitHub API for the GitHub API.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required)
  • password (str) – (required)
  • scopes (list) – (optional), areas you want this token to apply to, i.e., ‘gist’, ‘user’
  • note (str) – (optional), note about the authorization
  • note_url (str) – (optional), url for the application
  • client_id (str) – (optional), 20 character OAuth client key for which to create a token
  • client_secret (str) – (optional), 40 character OAuth client secret for which to create the token
Returns:

Authorization

check_authorization(access_token)

OAuth applications can use this method to check token validity without hitting normal rate limits because of failed login attempts. If the token is valid, it will return True, otherwise it will return False.

Returns:bool
create_gist(description, files, public=True)

Create a new gist.

If no login was provided, it will be anonymous.

Parameters:
  • description (str) – (required), description of gist
  • files (dict) – (required), file names with associated dictionaries for content, e.g. {'spam.txt': {'content': 'File contents ...'}}
  • public (bool) – (optional), make the gist public if True
Returns:

Gist

create_issue(owner, repository, title, body=None, assignee=None, milestone=None, labels=[])

Create an issue on the project ‘repository’ owned by ‘owner’ with title ‘title’.

body, assignee, milestone, labels are all optional.

Parameters:
  • owner (str) – (required), login of the owner
  • repository (str) – (required), repository name
  • title (str) – (required), Title of issue to be created
  • body (str) – (optional), The text of the issue, markdown formatted
  • assignee (str) – (optional), Login of person to assign the issue to
  • milestone (int) – (optional), id number of the milestone to attribute this issue to (e.g. m is a Milestone object, m.number is what you pass here.)
  • labels (list) – (optional), List of label names.
Returns:

Issue if successful, else None

create_key(title, key)

Create a new key for the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • title (str) – (required), key title
  • key – (required), actual key contents, accepts path as a string or file-like object
Returns:

Key

create_repo(name, description=u'', homepage=u'', private=False, has_issues=True, has_wiki=True, has_downloads=True, auto_init=False, gitignore_template=u'')

Create a repository for the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • name (str) – (required), name of the repository
  • description (str) – (optional)
  • homepage (str) – (optional)
  • private (str) – (optional), If True, create a private repository. API default: False
  • has_issues (bool) – (optional), If True, enable issues for this repository. API default: True
  • has_wiki (bool) – (optional), If True, enable the wiki for this repository. API default: True
  • has_downloads (bool) – (optional), If True, enable downloads for this repository. API default: True
  • auto_init (bool) – (optional), auto initialize the repository
  • gitignore_template (str) – (optional), name of the git template to use; ignored if auto_init = False.
Returns:

Repository

delete_key(key_id)

Delete user key pointed to by key_id.

Parameters:key_id (int) – (required), unique id used by Github
Returns:bool
emojis()

Retrieves a dictionary of all of the emojis that GitHub supports.

Returns:dictionary where the key is what would be in between the colons and the value is the URL to the image, e.g.,
{
    '+1': 'https://github.global.ssl.fastly.net/images/...',
    # ...
}
feeds()

List GitHub’s timeline resources in Atom format.

Returns:dictionary parsed to include URITemplates
follow(login)

Make the authenticated user follow login.

Parameters:login (str) – (required), user to follow
Returns:bool
classmethod from_json(json)

Return an instance of cls formed from json.

gist(id_num)

Gets the gist using the specified id number.

Parameters:id_num (int) – (required), unique id of the gist
Returns:Gist
gitignore_template(language)

Returns the template for language.

Returns:str
gitignore_templates()

Returns the list of available templates.

Returns:list of template names
is_following(login)

Check if the authenticated user is following login.

Parameters:login (str) – (required), login of the user to check if the authenticated user is checking
Returns:bool
is_starred(login, repo)

Check if the authenticated user starred login/repo.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), owner of repository
  • repo (str) – (required), name of repository
Returns:

bool

is_subscribed(login, repo)

Check if the authenticated user is subscribed to login/repo.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), owner of repository
  • repo (str) – (required), name of repository
Returns:

bool

issue(owner, repository, number)

Fetch issue #:number: from https://github.com/:owner:/:repository:

Parameters:
  • owner (str) – (required), owner of the repository
  • repository (str) – (required), name of the repository
  • number (int) – (required), issue number
Returns:

Issue

iter_all_repos(number=-1, since=None, etag=None, per_page=None)

Iterate over every repository in the order they were created.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1, returns all of them
  • since (int) – (optional), last repository id seen (allows restarting this iteration)
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
  • per_page (int) – (optional), number of repositories to list per request
Returns:

generator of Repository

iter_all_users(number=-1, etag=None, per_page=None)

Iterate over every user in the order they signed up for GitHub.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of users to return. Default: -1, returns all of them
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
  • per_page (int) – (optional), number of users to list per request
Returns:

generator of User

iter_authorizations(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over authorizations for the authenticated user. This will return a 404 if you are using a token for authentication.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of authorizations to return. Default: -1 returns all available authorizations
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Authorizations

iter_emails(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over email addresses for the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of email addresses to return. Default: -1 returns all available email addresses
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of dicts

iter_events(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over public events.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of events to return. Default: -1 returns all available events
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Events

iter_followers(login=None, number=-1, etag=None)

If login is provided, iterate over a generator of followers of that login name; otherwise return a generator of followers of the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (optional), login of the user to check
  • number (int) – (optional), number of followers to return. Default: -1 returns all followers
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Users

iter_following(login=None, number=-1, etag=None)

If login is provided, iterate over a generator of users being followed by login; otherwise return a generator of people followed by the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (optional), login of the user to check
  • number (int) – (optional), number of people to return. Default: -1 returns all people you follow
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Users

iter_gists(username=None, number=-1, etag=None)

If no username is specified, GET /gists, otherwise GET /users/:username/gists

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (optional), login of the user to check
  • number (int) – (optional), number of gists to return. Default: -1 returns all available gists
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Gists

iter_issues(filter=u'', state=u'', labels=u'', sort=u'', direction=u'', since=None, number=-1, etag=None)

List all of the authenticated user’s (and organization’s) issues.

    Changed in version 0.9.0:
  • The state parameter now accepts ‘all’ in addition to ‘open’ and ‘closed’.

Parameters:
  • filter (str) – accepted values: (‘assigned’, ‘created’, ‘mentioned’, ‘subscribed’) api-default: ‘assigned’
  • state (str) – accepted values: (‘all’, ‘open’, ‘closed’) api-default: ‘open’
  • labels (str) – comma-separated list of label names, e.g., ‘bug,ui,@high’
  • sort (str) – accepted values: (‘created’, ‘updated’, ‘comments’) api-default: created
  • direction (str) – accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’) api-default: desc
  • since (datetime or string) – (optional), Only issues after this date will be returned. This can be a datetime or an ISO8601 formatted date string, e.g., 2012-05-20T23:10:27Z
  • number (int) – (optional), number of issues to return. Default: -1 returns all issues
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Issue

iter_keys(number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over public keys for the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • number (int) – (optional), number of keys to return. Default: -1 returns all your keys
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Keys

iter_notifications(all=False, participating=False, number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over the user’s notification.

Parameters:
  • all (bool) – (optional), iterate over all notifications
  • participating (bool) – (optional), only iterate over notifications in which the user is participating
  • number (int) – (optional), how many notifications to return
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Thread

iter_org_issues(name, filter=u'', state=u'', labels=u'', sort=u'', direction=u'', since=None, number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over the organnization’s issues if the authenticated user belongs to it.

Parameters:
  • name (str) – (required), name of the organization
  • filter (str) – accepted values: (‘assigned’, ‘created’, ‘mentioned’, ‘subscribed’) api-default: ‘assigned’
  • state (str) – accepted values: (‘open’, ‘closed’) api-default: ‘open’
  • labels (str) – comma-separated list of label names, e.g., ‘bug,ui,@high’
  • sort (str) – accepted values: (‘created’, ‘updated’, ‘comments’) api-default: created
  • direction (str) – accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’) api-default: desc
  • since (datetime or string) – (optional), Only issues after this date will be returned. This can be a datetime or an ISO8601 formatted date string, e.g., 2012-05-20T23:10:27Z
  • number (int) – (optional), number of issues to return. Default: -1, returns all available issues
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Issue

iter_orgs(login=None, number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over public organizations for login if provided; otherwise iterate over public and private organizations for the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (optional), user whose orgs you wish to list
  • number (int) – (optional), number of organizations to return. Default: -1 returns all available organizations
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Organizations

iter_repo_issues(owner, repository, milestone=None, state=None, assignee=None, mentioned=None, labels=None, sort=None, direction=None, since=None, number=-1, etag=None)

List issues on owner/repository. Only owner and repository are required.

    Changed in version 0.9.0:
  • The state parameter now accepts ‘all’ in addition to ‘open’ and ‘closed’.

Parameters:
  • owner (str) – login of the owner of the repository
  • repository (str) – name of the repository
  • milestone (int) – None, ‘*’, or ID of milestone
  • state (str) – accepted values: (‘all’, ‘open’, ‘closed’) api-default: ‘open’
  • assignee (str) – ‘*’ or login of the user
  • mentioned (str) – login of the user
  • labels (str) – comma-separated list of label names, e.g., ‘bug,ui,@high’
  • sort (str) – accepted values: (‘created’, ‘updated’, ‘comments’) api-default: created
  • direction (str) – accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’) api-default: desc
  • since (datetime or string) – (optional), Only issues after this date will be returned. This can be a datetime or an ISO8601 formatted date string, e.g., 2012-05-20T23:10:27Z
  • number (int) – (optional), number of issues to return. Default: -1 returns all issues
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Issues

iter_repos(type=None, sort=None, direction=None, number=-1, etag=None)

List public repositories for the authenticated user.

Changed in version 0.6: Removed the login parameter for correctness. Use iter_user_repos instead

Parameters:
  • type (str) – (optional), accepted values: (‘all’, ‘owner’, ‘public’, ‘private’, ‘member’) API default: ‘all’
  • sort (str) – (optional), accepted values: (‘created’, ‘updated’, ‘pushed’, ‘full_name’) API default: ‘created’
  • direction (str) – (optional), accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’), API default: ‘asc’ when using ‘full_name’, ‘desc’ otherwise
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1 returns all repositories
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Repository objects

iter_starred(login=None, sort=None, direction=None, number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over repositories starred by login or the authenticated user.

Changed in version 0.5: Added sort and direction parameters (optional) as per the change in GitHub’s API.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (optional), name of user whose stars you want to see
  • sort (str) – (optional), either ‘created’ (when the star was created) or ‘updated’ (when the repository was last pushed to)
  • direction (str) – (optional), either ‘asc’ or ‘desc’. Default: ‘desc’
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1 returns all repositories
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Repository

iter_subscriptions(login=None, number=-1, etag=None)

Iterate over repositories subscribed to by login or the authenticated user.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (optional), name of user whose subscriptions you want to see
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1 returns all repositories
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Repository

iter_user_issues(filter=u'', state=u'', labels=u'', sort=u'', direction=u'', since=None, number=-1, etag=None)

List only the authenticated user’s issues. Will not list organization’s issues

    Changed in version 0.9.0:
  • The state parameter now accepts ‘all’ in addition to ‘open’ and ‘closed’.

Parameters:
  • filter (str) – accepted values: (‘assigned’, ‘created’, ‘mentioned’, ‘subscribed’) api-default: ‘assigned’
  • state (str) – accepted values: (‘all’, ‘open’, ‘closed’) api-default: ‘open’
  • labels (str) – comma-separated list of label names, e.g., ‘bug,ui,@high’
  • sort (str) – accepted values: (‘created’, ‘updated’, ‘comments’) api-default: created
  • direction (str) – accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’) api-default: desc
  • since (datetime or string) – (optional), Only issues after this date will be returned. This can be a datetime or an ISO8601 formatted date string, e.g., 2012-05-20T23:10:27Z
  • number (int) – (optional), number of issues to return. Default: -1 returns all issues
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Issue

iter_user_repos(login, type=None, sort=None, direction=None, number=-1, etag=None)

List public repositories for the specified login.

New in version 0.6.

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), username
  • type (str) – (optional), accepted values: (‘all’, ‘owner’, ‘member’) API default: ‘all’
  • sort (str) – (optional), accepted values: (‘created’, ‘updated’, ‘pushed’, ‘full_name’) API default: ‘created’
  • direction (str) – (optional), accepted values: (‘asc’, ‘desc’), API default: ‘asc’ when using ‘full_name’, ‘desc’ otherwise
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1 returns all repositories
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag from a previous request to the same endpoint
Returns:

generator of Repository objects

iter_user_teams(number=-1, etag=None)

Gets the authenticated user’s teams across all of organizations.

List all of the teams across all of the organizations to which the authenticated user belongs. This method requires user or repo scope when authenticating via OAuth.

Returns:generator of Team objects
key(id_num)

Gets the authenticated user’s key specified by id_num.

Parameters:id_num (int) – (required), unique id of the key
Returns:Key
login(username=None, password=None, token=None, two_factor_callback=None)

Logs the user into GitHub for protected API calls.

Parameters:
  • username (str) – login name
  • password (str) – password for the login
  • token (str) – OAuth token
  • two_factor_callback (func) – (optional), function you implement to provide the Two Factor Authentication code to GitHub when necessary
markdown(text, mode=u'', context=u'', raw=False)

Render an arbitrary markdown document.

Parameters:
  • text (str) – (required), the text of the document to render
  • mode (str) – (optional), ‘markdown’ or ‘gfm’
  • context (str) – (optional), only important when using mode ‘gfm’, this is the repository to use as the context for the rendering
  • raw (bool) – (optional), renders a document like a README.md, no gfm, no context
Returns:

str – HTML formatted text

membership_in(organization)

Retrieve the user’s membership in the specified organization.

meta()

Returns a dictionary with arrays of addresses in CIDR format specifying theaddresses that the incoming service hooks will originate from.

New in version 0.5.

octocat(say=None)

Returns an easter egg of the API.

Params str say:(optional), pass in what you’d like Octocat to say
Returns:ascii art of Octocat
organization(login)

Returns a Organization object for the login name

Parameters:login (str) – (required), login name of the org
Returns:Organization
organization_memberships(state=None, number=-1, etag=None)

List organizations of which the user is a current or pending member.

Parameters:state (str) – (option), state of the membership, i.e., active, pending
Returns:iterator of Membership
pubsubhubbub(mode, topic, callback, secret=u'')

Create/update a pubsubhubbub hook.

Parameters:
  • mode (str) – (required), accepted values: (‘subscribe’, ‘unsubscribe’)
  • topic (str) – (required), form: https://github.com/:user/:repo/events/:event
  • callback (str) – (required), the URI that receives the updates
  • secret (str) – (optional), shared secret key that generates a SHA1 HMAC of the payload content.
Returns:

bool

pull_request(owner, repository, number)

Fetch pull_request #:number: from :owner:/:repository

Parameters:
  • owner (str) – (required), owner of the repository
  • repository (str) – (required), name of the repository
  • number (int) – (required), issue number
Returns:

Issue

rate_limit()

Returns a dictionary with information from /rate_limit.

The dictionary has two keys: resources and rate. In resources you can access information about core or search.

Note: the rate key will be deprecated before version 3 of the GitHub API is finalized. Do not rely on that key. Instead, make your code future-proof by using core in resources, e.g.,

rates = g.rate_limit()
rates['resources']['core']  # => your normal ratelimit info
rates['resources']['search']  # => your search ratelimit info

New in version 0.8.

Returns:dict
ratelimit_remaining

Number of requests before GitHub imposes a ratelimit.

Returns:int
refresh(conditional=False)

Re-retrieve the information for this object and returns the refreshed instance.

Parameters:conditional (bool) – If True, then we will search for a stored header (‘Last-Modified’, or ‘ETag’) on the object and send that as described in the Conditional Requests section of the docs
Returns:self

The reasoning for the return value is the following example:

repos = [r.refresh() for r in g.iter_repos('kennethreitz')]

Without the return value, that would be an array of None‘s and you would otherwise have to do:

repos = [r for i in g.iter_repos('kennethreitz')]
[r.refresh() for r in repos]

Which is really an anti-pattern.

Changed in version 0.5.

repository(owner, repository)

Returns a Repository object for the specified combination of owner and repository

Parameters:
  • owner (str) – (required)
  • repository (str) – (required)
Returns:

Repository

revoke_authorization(*args, **kwargs)

Revoke specified authorization for an OAuth application.

Revoke all authorization tokens created by your application. This will only work if you have already called set_client_id.

Parameters:access_token (str) – (required), the access_token to revoke
Returns:bool – True if successful, False otherwise
revoke_authorizations(*args, **kwargs)

Revoke all authorizations for an OAuth application.

Revoke all authorization tokens created by your application. This will only work if you have already called set_client_id.

Parameters:client_id (str) – (required), the client_id of your application
Returns:bool – True if successful, False otherwise
search_code(query, sort=None, order=None, per_page=None, text_match=False, number=-1, etag=None)

Find code via the code search API.

The query can contain any combination of the following supported qualifiers:

  • in Qualifies which fields are searched. With this qualifier you can restrict the search to just the file contents, the file path, or both.
  • language Searches code based on the language it’s written in.
  • fork Specifies that code from forked repositories should be searched. Repository forks will not be searchable unless the fork has more stars than the parent repository.
  • size Finds files that match a certain size (in bytes).
  • path Specifies the path that the resulting file must be at.
  • extension Matches files with a certain extension.
  • user or repo Limits searches to a specific user or repository.

For more information about these qualifiers, see: http://git.io/-DvAuA

Parameters:
  • query (str) – (required), a valid query as described above, e.g., addClass in:file language:js repo:jquery/jquery
  • sort (str) – (optional), how the results should be sorted; option(s): indexed; default: best match
  • order (str) – (optional), the direction of the sorted results, options: asc, desc; default: desc
  • per_page (int) – (optional)
  • text_match (bool) – (optional), if True, return matching search terms. See http://git.io/iRmJxg for more information
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1, returns all available repositories
  • etag (str) – (optional), previous ETag header value
Returns:

generator of CodeSearchResult

search_issues(query, sort=None, order=None, per_page=None, text_match=False, number=-1, etag=None)

Find issues by state and keyword

The query can contain any combination of the following supported qualifers:

  • type With this qualifier you can restrict the search to issues or pull request only.
  • in Qualifies which fields are searched. With this qualifier you can restrict the search to just the title, body, comments, or any combination of these.
  • author Finds issues created by a certain user.
  • assignee Finds issues that are assigned to a certain user.
  • mentions Finds issues that mention a certain user.
  • commenter Finds issues that a certain user commented on.
  • involves Finds issues that were either created by a certain user, assigned to that user, mention that user, or were commented on by that user.
  • state Filter issues based on whether they’re open or closed.
  • labels Filters issues based on their labels.
  • language Searches for issues within repositories that match a certain language.
  • created or updated Filters issues based on times of creation, or when they were last updated.
  • comments Filters issues based on the quantity of comments.
  • user or repo Limits searches to a specific user or repository.

For more information about these qualifiers, see: http://git.io/d1oELA

Parameters:
  • query (str) – (required), a valid query as described above, e.g., windows label:bug
  • sort (str) – (optional), how the results should be sorted; options: created, comments, updated; default: best match
  • order (str) – (optional), the direction of the sorted results, options: asc, desc; default: desc
  • per_page (int) – (optional)
  • text_match (bool) – (optional), if True, return matching search terms. See http://git.io/QLQuSQ for more information
  • number (int) – (optional), number of issues to return. Default: -1, returns all available issues
  • etag (str) – (optional), previous ETag header value
Returns:

generator of IssueSearchResult

search_repositories(query, sort=None, order=None, per_page=None, text_match=False, number=-1, etag=None)

Find repositories via various criteria.

The query can contain any combination of the following supported qualifers:

  • in Qualifies which fields are searched. With this qualifier you can restrict the search to just the repository name, description, readme, or any combination of these.
  • size Finds repositories that match a certain size (in kilobytes).
  • forks Filters repositories based on the number of forks, and/or whether forked repositories should be included in the results at all.
  • created or pushed Filters repositories based on times of creation, or when they were last updated. Format: YYYY-MM-DD. Examples: created:<2011, pushed:<2013-02, pushed:>=2013-03-06
  • user or repo Limits searches to a specific user or repository.
  • language Searches repositories based on the language they’re written in.
  • stars Searches repositories based on the number of stars.

For more information about these qualifiers, see: http://git.io/4Z8AkA

Parameters:
  • query (str) – (required), a valid query as described above, e.g., tetris language:assembly
  • sort (str) – (optional), how the results should be sorted; options: stars, forks, updated; default: best match
  • order (str) – (optional), the direction of the sorted results, options: asc, desc; default: desc
  • per_page (int) – (optional)
  • text_match (bool) – (optional), if True, return matching search terms. See http://git.io/4ct1eQ for more information
  • number (int) – (optional), number of repositories to return. Default: -1, returns all available repositories
  • etag (str) – (optional), previous ETag header value
Returns:

generator of Repository

search_users(query, sort=None, order=None, per_page=None, text_match=False, number=-1, etag=None)

Find users via the Search API.

The query can contain any combination of the following supported qualifers:

  • type With this qualifier you can restrict the search to just personal accounts or just organization accounts.
  • in Qualifies which fields are searched. With this qualifier you can restrict the search to just the username, public email, full name, or any combination of these.
  • repos Filters users based on the number of repositories they have.
  • location Filter users by the location indicated in their profile.
  • language Search for users that have repositories that match a certain language.
  • created Filter users based on when they joined.
  • followers Filter users based on the number of followers they have.

For more information about these qualifiers see: http://git.io/wjVYJw

Parameters:
  • query (str) – (required), a valid query as described above, e.g., tom repos:>42 followers:>1000
  • sort (str) – (optional), how the results should be sorted; options: followers, repositories, or joined; default: best match
  • order (str) – (optional), the direction of the sorted results, options: asc, desc; default: desc
  • per_page (int) – (optional)
  • text_match (bool) – (optional), if True, return matching search terms. See http://git.io/_V1zRwa for more information
  • number (int) – (optional), number of search results to return; Default: -1 returns all available
  • etag (str) – (optional), ETag header value of the last request.
Returns:

generator of UserSearchResult

set_client_id(id, secret)

Allows the developer to set their client_id and client_secret for their OAuth application.

Parameters:
  • id (str) – 20-character hexidecimal client_id provided by GitHub
  • secret (str) – 40-character hexidecimal client_secret provided by GitHub
set_user_agent(user_agent)

Allows the user to set their own user agent string to identify with the API.

Parameters:user_agent (str) – String used to identify your application. Library default: “github3.py/{version}”, e.g., “github3.py/0.5”
star(login, repo)

Star to login/repo

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), owner of the repo
  • repo (str) – (required), name of the repo
Returns:

bool

subscribe(login, repo)

Subscribe to login/repo

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), owner of the repo
  • repo (str) – (required), name of the repo
Returns:

bool

to_json()

Return the json representing this object.

unfollow(login)

Make the authenticated user stop following login

Parameters:login (str) – (required)
Returns:bool
unstar(login, repo)

Unstar to login/repo

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), owner of the repo
  • repo (str) – (required), name of the repo
Returns:

bool

unsubscribe(login, repo)

Unsubscribe to login/repo

Parameters:
  • login (str) – (required), owner of the repo
  • repo (str) – (required), name of the repo
Returns:

bool

update_user(name=None, email=None, blog=None, company=None, location=None, hireable=False, bio=None)

If authenticated as this user, update the information with the information provided in the parameters. All parameters are optional.

Parameters:
  • name (str) – e.g., ‘John Smith’, not login name
  • email (str) – e.g., 'john.smith@example.com
  • blog (str) – e.g., ‘http://www.example.com/jsmith/blog
  • company (str) – company name
  • location (str) – where you are located
  • hireable (bool) – defaults to False
  • bio (str) – GitHub flavored markdown
Returns:

bool

user(login=None)

Returns a User object for the specified login name if provided. If no login name is provided, this will return a User object for the authenticated user.

Parameters:login (str) – (optional)
Returns:User
zen()

Returns a quote from the Zen of GitHub. Yet another API Easter Egg

Returns:str

GitHubEnterprise Object

This has all of the same attributes ass the GitHub object so for brevity’s sake, I’m not listing all of it’s inherited members.

class github3.github.GitHubEnterprise(url, login=u'', password=u'', token=u'', verify=True)

For GitHub Enterprise users, this object will act as the public API to your instance. You must provide the URL to your instance upon initializaiton and can provide the rest of the login details just like in the GitHub object.

There is no need to provide the end of the url (e.g., /api/v3/), that will be taken care of by us.

If you have a self signed SSL for your local github enterprise you can override the validation by passing verify=False.

admin_stats(option)

This is a simple way to get statistics about your system.

Parameters:option (str) – (required), accepted values: (‘all’, ‘repos’, ‘hooks’, ‘pages’, ‘orgs’, ‘users’, ‘pulls’, ‘issues’, ‘milestones’, ‘gists’, ‘comments’)
Returns:dict

GitHubStatus Object

class github3.github.GitHubStatus

A sleek interface to the GitHub System Status API. This will only ever return the JSON objects returned by the API.

api()

GET /api.json

last_message()

GET /api/last-message.json

messages()

GET /api/messages.json

status()

GET /api/status.json

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