Upload a file in GitHub using GitHub APIs

Sumit Kumar Saraf
AxleWeb Technologies
2 min readJul 19, 2021

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Sometimes, It is hectic to upload files manually into the GitHub repository. You can just upload the files using GitHub APIs programmatically into the various repositories like master, origin etc.

I can show you how to upload the files using GitHub API.

I’m using Node.js programing language to code the scripts.

Initial steps :

First you need to generate the access token for calling the GitHub API’s. So you can generate the token by going below link :

https://github.com/settings/tokens

Then go to the ‘personal access token’ then click on ‘Generate new token’. You need to select the scopes so just select all scopes and generate the token.

Note : Make sure to copy your personal access token now. You won’t be able to see it again!

Token is something look like below one.

Token : ghp_SgpPBpxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSqX1U

1. Upload files

For uploading the file into GitHub you can go through basic steps:

  1. Get the file content using ‘fs’ module.
  2. Encode the content into base64 format.
  3. then use GitHub API “https://api.github.com/repos/{owner}/{repo}/contents/{file name}”.
    owner = sumit-s03
    repo = Test
    file name = abc.txt
  4. Also pass the content of file (which is in encoded form) in data section under the API calling function.

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Sumit Kumar Saraf
AxleWeb Technologies

I’m a chatbot developer at Axleweb technologies base on district Rewa MP.