GitHub API v3 client


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A simple Object Oriented wrapper for GitHub API, written with PHP5.

Uses GitHub API v3 & supports GitHub API v4. The object API (v3) is very similar to the RESTful API.


  • Light and fast thanks to lazy loading of API classes
  • Extensively tested and documented



Via Composer:

$ composer require knplabs/github-api php-http/guzzle6-adapter

Why php-http/guzzle6-adapter? We are decoupled from any HTTP messaging client with help by HTTPlug. Read about clients in our docs.

Using Laravel?

Laravel GitHub by Graham Campbell might interest you.

Basic usage of php-github-api client


// This file is generated by Composer
require_once __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

$client = new \Github\Client();
$repositories = $client->api('user')->repositories('ornicar');

From $client object, you can access to all GitHub.

Cache usage

This example uses the PSR6 cache pool redis-adapter. See for alternatives.


// This file is generated by Composer
require_once __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

use Cache\Adapter\Redis\RedisCachePool;

$client = new \Redis();
$client->connect('', 6379);
// Create a PSR6 cache pool
$pool = new RedisCachePool($client);

$client = new \Github\Client();

// Do some request

// Stop using cache

Using cache, the client will get cached responses if resources haven't changed since last time, without reaching the X-Rate-Limit imposed by github.


See the doc directory for more detailed documentation.


php-github-api is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


Sponsored by

KnpLabs Team


Thanks to GitHub for the high quality API and documentation.