List check runs for a Git reference

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.

Lists check runs for a commit ref. The ref can be a SHA, branch name, or a tag name. 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.



string ref+ parameter

string Returns check runs with the specified name.

string Returns check runs with the specified status. Can be one of queued, in_progress, or completed.

string Filters check runs by their completed_at timestamp. Can be one of latest (returning the most recent check runs) or all.

integer Results per page (max 100)

integer Page number of the results to fetch.


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

Example Response

Status: 200
  "total_count": 1,
  "check_runs": [
      "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"

See documentation on GitHub developer guides