GitHub Provider for the OAuth 2.0 Client
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Github Provider for OAuth 2.0 Client

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This package provides Github OAuth 2.0 support for the PHP League's OAuth 2.0 Client.


To install, use composer:

composer require league/oauth2-github


Usage is the same as The League's OAuth client, using \League\OAuth2\Client\Provider\Github as the provider.

Authorization Code Flow

$provider = new League\OAuth2\Client\Provider\Github([
    'clientId'          => '{github-client-id}',
    'clientSecret'      => '{github-client-secret}',
    'redirectUri'       => '',

if (!isset($_GET['code'])) {

    // If we don't have an authorization code then get one
    $authUrl = $provider->getAuthorizationUrl();
    $_SESSION['oauth2state'] = $provider->getState();
    header('Location: '.$authUrl);

// Check given state against previously stored one to mitigate CSRF attack
} elseif (empty($_GET['state']) || ($_GET['state'] !== $_SESSION['oauth2state'])) {

    exit('Invalid state');

} else {

    // Try to get an access token (using the authorization code grant)
    $token = $provider->getAccessToken('authorization_code', [
        'code' => $_GET['code']

    // Optional: Now you have a token you can look up a users profile data
    try {

        // We got an access token, let's now get the user's details
        $user = $provider->getResourceOwner($token);

        // Use these details to create a new profile
        printf('Hello %s!', $user->getNickname());

    } catch (Exception $e) {

        // Failed to get user details
        exit('Oh dear...');

    // Use this to interact with an API on the users behalf
    echo $token->getToken();

Managing Scopes

When creating your Github authorization URL, you can specify the state and scopes your application may authorize.

$options = [
    'scope' => ['user','user:email','repo'] // array or string

$authorizationUrl = $provider->getAuthorizationUrl($options);

If neither are defined, the provider will utilize internal defaults.

At the time of authoring this documentation, the following scopes are available.

  • user
  • user:email
  • user:follow
  • public_repo
  • repo
  • repo_deployment
  • repo:status
  • delete_repo
  • notifications
  • gist
  • read:repo_hook
  • write:repo_hook
  • admin:repo_hook
  • admin:org_hook
  • read:org
  • write:org
  • admin:org
  • read:public_key
  • write:public_key
  • admin:public_key


$ ./vendor/bin/phpunit


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.