Create repository using template API

I’m trying to understand how Create repository using a repository template API permissions work when being used by a Github App.

Currently the app has Administration and Contents Repository permissions. However, I see the following error when trying to use that API endpoint either via an installation token or a user access token:

curl -X POST -d '{"owner": "scouredimage", "name": "testrepo"}' -H 'Accept: application/vnd.github.baptiste-preview+json' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Authorization: token TOKEN'
  "message": "Resource not accessible by integration",
  "documentation_url": ""

Does this mean that the API endpoint is just not accessible to Github Apps? Or, am I missing a required App permission?

Thanks in advance!


There’s nothing inherently different from what the GitHub API sees when you make a request with your personal access token vs when your GitHub app makes the request. So the issue is with your OAuth scope. Check out to make sure you have it all set up correctly.

One quick side note: Given that this API endpoint is in preview, it may be restricting access to your GitHub app potentially. I suggest reaching out to support to clarify if that is the case.