Github app permission: default_repository_settings



I am trying to access the default_repository_settings org property via integration to check the default access for all members in a organization. lists that:
Many Organization response values require the user making the request to be authenticated, an organization owner, and have the admin:org scope authorized.

I am unsure what this means for GitHub Apps. There seems to be no admin:org scope available for GitHub Apps.

Is there something I am missing to access that property or would it be possible to make the property available in the future?



Hi @glaubinix,

That endpoint isn’t available for GitHub Apps yet. We’re in the middle of an audit to assess all the endpoints that have not been enabled and enable them.

I haven’t looked at the details of that endpoint yet, but my expectation is that we’d enable this one.

There will not be an “admin:org” scope, since we’re not using oauth scopes for GitHub Apps, but we may need to introduce a new permission that your app would have to ask for.


Hey @kytrinyx,
Is there any update on when this will become available?


@naderman No, unfortunately. I’ll post an update here when I have an ETA.


This is a pretty big issue for people who are in any way synchronizing org structure cause users don’t get permissions anything like what they expect as we cannot access this setting :confused:


Any plans to actually fix this?


Yes, it’s on the backlog along with all the other things that we plan to fix. I can’t promise any ETA, since it’s a very big backlog with many competing priorities.


We still routinely face support issues with users of our app since we cannot replicate their permission set up properly due to this one missing flag. Any chance this will actually get fixed this year? :confused: