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Octokit - GitHub API Client Library for .NET

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Octokit is a client library targeting .NET Framework 4.5+ and .NET Standard 1+ and above that provides an easy way to interact with the GitHub API.

Usage examples

Get public info on a specific user.

var github = new GitHubClient(new ProductHeaderValue("MyAmazingApp"));
var user = await github.User.Get("half-ogre");
Console.WriteLine(user.Followers + " folks love the half ogre!");

Supported Platforms

Getting Started

Octokit is a GitHub API client library for .NET and is available on NuGet:

Install-Package Octokit

There is also an IObservable based GitHub API client library for .NET using Reactive Extensions:

Install-Package Octokit.Reactive

Beta packages

Unstable NuGet packages that track the master branch of this repository are available at

In Xamarin Studio you can find this option under the project's context menu: Add | Add Packages...*.


Documentation is available at


Octokit is a single assembly designed to be easy to deploy anywhere.

To clone and build it locally click the "Clone in Desktop" button above or run the following git commands.

git clone Octokit
cd Octokit

To build the libraries, run the following command:

Windows: .\build.ps1

Linux/OSX: ./


Visit the Contributor Guidelines for more details. All contributors are expected to follow our Code of Conduct.


If you find an issue with our library, please visit the issue tracker and report the issue.

Please be kind and search to see if the issue is already logged before creating a new one. If you're pressed for time, log it anyways.

When creating an issue, clearly explain

  • What you were trying to do.
  • What you expected to happen.
  • What actually happened.
  • Steps to reproduce the problem.

Also include any other information you think is relevant to reproduce the problem.

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Copyright and License

Copyright 2017 GitHub, Inc.

Licensed under the MIT License

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