GitLab Documentation

System hooks

Your GitLab instance can perform HTTP POST requests on the following events:

The triggers for most of these are self-explanatory, but project_update and project_rename deserve some clarification: project_update is fired any time an attribute of a project is changed (name, description, tags, etc.) unless the path attribute is also changed. In that case, a project_rename is triggered instead (so that, for instance, if all you care about is the repo URL, you can just listen for project_rename).

System hooks can be used, e.g. for logging or changing information in a LDAP server.

Note:

We follow the same structure from Webhooks for Push and Tag events, but we never display commits.

Same deprecations from Webhooks are valid here.

Hooks request example

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: System Hook

Project created:

{
          "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:54Z",
          "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
          "event_name": "project_create",
                "name": "StoreCloud",
         "owner_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
          "owner_name": "John Smith",
                "path": "storecloud",
 "path_with_namespace": "jsmith/storecloud",
          "project_id": 74,
  "project_visibility": "private"
}

Project destroyed:

{
          "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:58Z",
          "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
          "event_name": "project_destroy",
                "name": "Underscore",
         "owner_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
          "owner_name": "John Smith",
                "path": "underscore",
 "path_with_namespace": "jsmith/underscore",
          "project_id": 73,
  "project_visibility": "internal"
}

Project renamed:

{
               "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:58Z",
               "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
               "event_name": "project_rename",
                     "name": "Underscore",
                     "path": "underscore",
      "path_with_namespace": "jsmith/underscore",
               "project_id": 73,
               "owner_name": "John Smith",
              "owner_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
       "project_visibility": "internal",
  "old_path_with_namespace": "jsmith/overscore"
}

Note that project_rename is not triggered if the namespace changes. Please refer to group_rename and user_rename for that case.

Project transferred:

{
               "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:58Z",
               "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
               "event_name": "project_transfer",
                     "name": "Underscore",
                     "path": "underscore",
      "path_with_namespace": "scores/underscore",
               "project_id": 73,
               "owner_name": "John Smith",
              "owner_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
       "project_visibility": "internal",
  "old_path_with_namespace": "jsmith/overscore"
}

Project updated:

{
          "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:54Z",
          "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
          "event_name": "project_update",
                "name": "StoreCloud",
         "owner_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
          "owner_name": "John Smith",
                "path": "storecloud",
 "path_with_namespace": "jsmith/storecloud",
          "project_id": 74,
  "project_visibility": "private"
}

New Team Member:

{
                  "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
                  "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
                  "event_name": "user_add_to_team",
              "project_access": "Master",
                  "project_id": 74,
                "project_name": "StoreCloud",
                "project_path": "storecloud",
 "project_path_with_namespace": "jsmith/storecloud",
                  "user_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
                   "user_name": "John Smith",
               "user_username": "johnsmith",
                     "user_id": 41,
          "project_visibility": "private"
}

Team Member Removed:

{
                  "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
                  "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
                  "event_name": "user_remove_from_team",
              "project_access": "Master",
                  "project_id": 74,
                "project_name": "StoreCloud",
                "project_path": "storecloud",
 "project_path_with_namespace": "jsmith/storecloud",
                  "user_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
                   "user_name": "John Smith",
               "user_username": "johnsmith",
                     "user_id": 41,
          "project_visibility": "private"
}

User created:

{
   "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:44:07Z",
   "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
        "email": "js@gitlabhq.com",
   "event_name": "user_create",
         "name": "John Smith",
     "username": "js",
      "user_id": 41
}

User removed:

{
   "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:44:07Z",
   "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
        "email": "js@gitlabhq.com",
   "event_name": "user_destroy",
         "name": "John Smith",
     "username": "js",
      "user_id": 41
}

User renamed:

{
    "event_name": "user_rename",
    "created_at": "2017-11-01T11:21:04Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-11-01T14:04:47Z",
          "name": "new-name",
         "email": "best-email@example.tld",
       "user_id": 58,
      "username": "new-exciting-name",
  "old_username": "old-boring-name"
}

Key added

{
    "event_name": "key_create",
    "created_at": "2014-08-18 18:45:16 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
      "username": "root",
           "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQC58FwqHUbebw2SdT7SP4FxZ0w+lAO/erhy2ylhlcW/tZ3GY3mBu9VeeiSGoGz8hCx80Zrz+aQv28xfFfKlC8XQFpCWwsnWnQqO2Lv9bS8V1fIHgMxOHIt5Vs+9CAWGCCvUOAurjsUDoE2ALIXLDMKnJxcxD13XjWdK54j6ZXDB4syLF0C2PnAQSVY9X7MfCYwtuFmhQhKaBussAXpaVMRHltie3UYSBUUuZaB3J4cg/7TxlmxcNd+ppPRIpSZAB0NI6aOnqoBCpimscO/VpQRJMVLr3XiSYeT6HBiDXWHnIVPfQc03OGcaFqOit6p8lYKMaP/iUQLm+pgpZqrXZ9vB john@localhost",
           "id": 4
}

Key removed

{
    "event_name": "key_destroy",
    "created_at": "2014-08-18 18:45:16 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
      "username": "root",
           "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQC58FwqHUbebw2SdT7SP4FxZ0w+lAO/erhy2ylhlcW/tZ3GY3mBu9VeeiSGoGz8hCx80Zrz+aQv28xfFfKlC8XQFpCWwsnWnQqO2Lv9bS8V1fIHgMxOHIt5Vs+9CAWGCCvUOAurjsUDoE2ALIXLDMKnJxcxD13XjWdK54j6ZXDB4syLF0C2PnAQSVY9X7MfCYwtuFmhQhKaBussAXpaVMRHltie3UYSBUUuZaB3J4cg/7TxlmxcNd+ppPRIpSZAB0NI6aOnqoBCpimscO/VpQRJMVLr3XiSYeT6HBiDXWHnIVPfQc03OGcaFqOit6p8lYKMaP/iUQLm+pgpZqrXZ9vB john@localhost",
            "id": 4
}

Group created:

{
   "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:54Z",
   "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
   "event_name": "group_create",
         "name": "StoreCloud",
  "owner_email": null,
   "owner_name": null,
         "path": "storecloud",
     "group_id": 78
}

owner_name and owner_email are always null. Please see https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/39675.

Group removed:

{
   "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:54Z",
   "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
   "event_name": "group_destroy",
         "name": "StoreCloud",
  "owner_email": null,
   "owner_name": null,
         "path": "storecloud",
     "group_id": 78
}

owner_name and owner_email are always null. Please see https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/39675.

Group renamed:

{
     "event_name": "group_rename",
     "created_at": "2017-10-30T15:09:00Z",
     "updated_at": "2017-11-01T10:23:52Z",
           "name": "Better Name",
           "path": "better-name",
      "full_path": "parent-group/better-name",
       "group_id": 64,
     "owner_name": null,
    "owner_email": null,
       "old_path": "old-name",
  "old_full_path": "parent-group/old-name"
}

owner_name and owner_email are always null. Please see https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/39675.

New Group Member:

{
    "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
    "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
    "event_name": "user_add_to_group",
  "group_access": "Master",
      "group_id": 78,
    "group_name": "StoreCloud",
    "group_path": "storecloud",
    "user_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
     "user_name": "John Smith",
 "user_username": "johnsmith",
       "user_id": 41
}

Group Member Removed:

{
    "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
    "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
    "event_name": "user_remove_from_group",
  "group_access": "Master",
      "group_id": 78,
    "group_name": "StoreCloud",
    "group_path": "storecloud",
    "user_email": "johnsmith@gmail.com",
     "user_name": "John Smith",
 "user_username": "johnsmith",
       "user_id": 41
}

Push events

Triggered when you push to the repository, except when pushing tags. It generates one event per modified branch.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: System Hook

Request body:

{
  "event_name": "push",
  "before": "95790bf891e76fee5e1747ab589903a6a1f80f22",
  "after": "da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
  "ref": "refs/heads/master",
  "checkout_sha": "da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
  "user_id": 4,
  "user_name": "John Smith",
  "user_email": "john@example.com",
  "user_avatar": "https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=8://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=80",
  "project_id": 15,
  "project":{
    "name":"Diaspora",
    "description":"",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora.git",
    "namespace":"Mike",
    "visibility_level":0,
    "path_with_namespace":"mike/diaspora",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora",
    "url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "url": "git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "description": "",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/mike/diaspora",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora.git",
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "visibility_level":0
  },
  "commits": [
    {
      "id": "c5feabde2d8cd023215af4d2ceeb7a64839fc428",
      "message": "Add simple search to projects in public area",
      "timestamp": "2013-05-13T18:18:08+00:00",
      "url": "https://dev.gitlab.org/gitlab/gitlabhq/commit/c5feabde2d8cd023215af4d2ceeb7a64839fc428",
      "author": {
        "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
        "email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com"
      }
    }
  ],
  "total_commits_count": 1
}

Tag events

Triggered when you create (or delete) tags to the repository. It generates one event per modified tag.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: System Hook

Request body:

{
  "event_name": "tag_push",
  "before": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
  "after": "82b3d5ae55f7080f1e6022629cdb57bfae7cccc7",
  "ref": "refs/tags/v1.0.0",
  "checkout_sha": "5937ac0a7beb003549fc5fd26fc247adbce4a52e",
  "user_id": 1,
  "user_name": "John Smith",
  "user_avatar": "https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=8://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=80",
  "project_id": 1,
  "project":{
    "name":"Example",
    "description":"",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "namespace":"Jsmith",
    "visibility_level":0,
    "path_with_namespace":"jsmith/example",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Example",
    "url": "ssh://git@example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "description": "",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "visibility_level":0
  },
  "commits": [],
  "total_commits_count": 0
}

Repository Update events

Triggered only once when you push to the repository (including tags).

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: System Hook

Request body:

{
  "event_name": "repository_update",
  "user_id": 1,
  "user_name": "John Smith",
  "user_email": "admin@example.com",
  "user_avatar": "https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=8://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=80",
  "project_id": 1,
  "project": {
    "name":"Example",
    "description":"",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "namespace":"Jsmith",
    "visibility_level":0,
    "path_with_namespace":"jsmith/example",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git",
  },
  "changes": [
    {
      "before":"8205ea8d81ce0c6b90fbe8280d118cc9fdad6130",
      "after":"4045ea7a3df38697b3730a20fb73c8bed8a3e69e",
      "ref":"refs/heads/master"
    }
  ],
  "refs":["refs/heads/master"]
}

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