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This is a set of documents which describes Gogs REST API v1 usage, since it's still in early stage:

  1. Content of documentation and APIs are subject to change.
  2. We do not provide documentation in other languages.
  3. Aim to be in the format that is similar to GitHub REST API v3.

If you have any questions or concern, please file an issue. 😊



The API is preinstalled with the base Gogs deployment. See current version and API source code for more details.

Current Version

All Gogs APIs are under v1 using request path prefix /api/v1.


All data is sent and received as JSON unless specified otherwise.

HTTP/2 200
content-type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:55:28 GMT
server: Caddy
content-length: 175

All timestamps return in RFC3339 format:



There are three ways to authenticate through Gogs API v1. Requests that require authentication will return 404 Not Found, instead of 403 Forbidden, in some places. This is to prevent the accidental leakage of private repositories to unauthorized users.

Basic Authentication

curl -u "unknwon"

Basic authentication can only be used to obtain access tokens.

Access Token

Personal access tokens are easier to manage and use, but except for few APIs (i.e. generate or get a access token), and they can be sent in header or URL query.

$ curl -H "Authorization: token {ACCESS_TOKEN}"


You can specify further pages with the ?page parameter.


Note that page numbering is 1-based and that omitting the ?page parameter will return the first page.

Link header

The Link header includes pagination information:

Link: <>; rel="next",
  <>; rel="last"

The example includes a line break for readability.

This Link response header contains one or more Hypermedia link relations, some of which may require expansion as URI templates.

The possible rel values are:

Name Description
next The link relation for the immediate next page of results.
last The link relation for the last page of results.
first The link relation for the first page of results.
prev The link relation for the immediate previous page of results.



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