Remove app access restrictions

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Removes the ability of an app to push to this branch. Only installed GitHub Apps with write access to the contents permission can be added as authorized actors on a protected branch.

Type Description
array The GitHub Apps that have push access to this branch. Use the app's slug. Note: The list of users, apps, and teams in total is limited to 100 items.


string The token will be passed in the authorization header.



string branch+ parameter



DELETE https://api.github.com/repos///branches//protection/restrictions/apps
authorization: bearer undefined
accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json
user-agent: octokit.rest
content-length: 0

Example Response

Status: 200
    "id": 1,
    "slug": "octoapp",
    "node_id": "MDExOkludGVncmF0aW9uMQ==",
    "owner": {
      "login": "github",
      "id": 1,
      "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjE=",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/github/events",
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "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",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": true
    "name": "Octocat App",
    "description": "",
    "external_url": "https://example.com",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/apps/octoapp",
    "created_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
    "updated_at": "2017-07-08T16:18:44-04:00",
    "permissions": {
      "metadata": "read",
      "contents": "read",
      "issues": "write",
      "single_file": "write"
    "events": [

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