GitHub API v3 client

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

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.

PHP 7.1+:

composer require knplabs/github-api:^3.0 php-http/guzzle6-adapter:^2.0.1 http-interop/http-factory-guzzle:^1.0

PHP 7.2+:

composer require knplabs/github-api:^3.0 guzzlehttp/guzzle:^7.0.1 http-interop/http-factory-guzzle:^1.0

Laravel 6+:

composer require graham-campbell/github:^10.0 guzzlehttp/guzzle:^7.0.1 http-interop/http-factory-guzzle:^1.0

We are decoupled from any HTTP messaging client with help by HTTPlug. Read about clients in our docs. graham-campbell/github is by Graham Campbell.

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


Please read this post first.

This library is maintained by the following people (alphabetically sorted) :

  • @acrobat
  • @Nyholm


Thanks to GitHub for the high quality API and documentation.