Get a check run

Note: The Checks API only looks for pushes in the repository where the check suite or check run were created. Pushes to a branch in a forked repository are not detected and return an empty pull_requests array.

Gets a single check run using its id. GitHub Apps must have the checks:read permission on a private repository or pull access to a public repository to get check runs. OAuth Apps and authenticated users must have the repo scope to get check runs in a private repository.


string The token will be passed in the authorization header.



integer check_run_id parameter


GET https://api.github.com/repos///check-runs/
authorization: bearer undefined
accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json
user-agent: octokit.rest

Example Response

Status: 200
  "id": 4,
  "head_sha": "ce587453ced02b1526dfb4cb910479d431683101",
  "node_id": "MDg6Q2hlY2tSdW40",
  "external_id": "",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/github/hello-world/runs/4",
  "details_url": "https://example.com",
  "status": "completed",
  "conclusion": "neutral",
  "started_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z",
  "completed_at": "2018-05-04T01:14:52Z",
  "output": {
    "title": "Mighty Readme report",
    "summary": "There are 0 failures, 2 warnings, and 1 notice.",
    "text": "You may have some misspelled words on lines 2 and 4. You also may want to add a section in your README about how to install your app.",
    "annotations_count": 2,
    "annotations_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/check-runs/4/annotations"
  "name": "mighty_readme",
  "check_suite": {
    "id": 5
  "app": {
    "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": [
  "pull_requests": [
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world/pulls/1",
      "id": 1934,
      "number": 3956,
      "head": {
        "ref": "say-hello",
        "sha": "3dca65fa3e8d4b3da3f3d056c59aee1c50f41390",
        "repo": {
          "id": 526,
          "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world",
          "name": "hello-world"
      "base": {
        "ref": "master",
        "sha": "e7fdf7640066d71ad16a86fbcbb9c6a10a18af4f",
        "repo": {
          "id": 526,
          "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/hello-world",
          "name": "hello-world"

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