SCIM API (SYSTEM ONLY)

Introduced in GitLab Premium 11.10.

The SCIM API implements the RFC7644 protocol. As this API is for system use for SCIM provider integration, it is subject to change without notice.

To use this API, Group SSO must be enabled for the group. This API is only in use where SCIM for Group SSO is enabled. It’s a prerequisite to the creation of SCIM identities.

Get a list of SCIM provisioned users

This endpoint is used as part of the SCIM syncing mechanism. It only returns a single user based on a unique ID which should match the extern_uid of the user.

GET /api/scim/v2/groups/:group_path/Users

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
filter string no A filter expression.
group_path string yes Full path to the group.
startIndex integer no The 1-based index indicating where to start returning results from. A value of less than one will be interpreted as 1.
count integer no Desired maximum number of query results.
notePagination follows the SCIM spec rather than GitLab pagination as used elsewhere. If records change between requests it is possible for a page to either be missing records that have moved to a different page or repeat records from a previous request.

Example request:

curl "https://gitlab.example.com/api/scim/v2/groups/test_group/Users?filter=id%20eq%20%220b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2%22" --header "Authorization: Bearer <your_scim_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/scim+json"

Example response:

{
  "schemas": [
    "urn:ietf:params:scim:api:messages:2.0:ListResponse"
  ],
  "totalResults": 1,
  "itemsPerPage": 20,
  "startIndex": 1,
  "Resources": [
    {
      "schemas": [
        "urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:core:2.0:User"
      ],
      "id": "0b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2",
      "active": true,
      "name.formatted": "Test User",
      "userName": "username",
      "meta": { "resourceType":"User" },
      "emails": [
        {
          "type": "work",
          "value": "name@example.com",
          "primary": true
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Get a single SCIM provisioned user

GET /api/scim/v2/groups/:group_path/Users/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes External UID of the user.
group_path string yes Full path to the group.

Example request:

curl "https://gitlab.example.com/api/scim/v2/groups/test_group/Users/f0b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2" --header "Authorization: Bearer <your_scim_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/scim+json"

Example response:

{
  "schemas": [
    "urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:core:2.0:User"
  ],
  "id": "0b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2",
  "active": true,
  "name.formatted": "Test User",
  "userName": "username",
  "meta": { "resourceType":"User" },
  "emails": [
    {
      "type": "work",
      "value": "name@example.com",
      "primary": true
    }
  ]
}

Create a SCIM provisioned user

POST /api/scim/v2/groups/:group_path/Users/

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
externalId string yes External UID of the user.
userName string yes Username of the user.
emails JSON string yes Work email.
name JSON string yes Name of the user.
meta string no Resource type (User).

Example request:

curl --verbose --request POST "https://gitlab.example.com/api/scim/v2/groups/test_group/Users" --data '{"externalId":"test_uid","active":null,"userName":"username","emails":[{"primary":true,"type":"work","value":"name@example.com"}],"name":{"formatted":"Test User","familyName":"User","givenName":"Test"},"schemas":["urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:core:2.0:User"],"meta":{"resourceType":"User"}}' --header "Authorization: Bearer <your_scim_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/scim+json"

Example response:

{
  "schemas": [
    "urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:core:2.0:User"
  ],
  "id": "0b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2",
  "active": true,
  "name.formatted": "Test User",
  "userName": "username",
  "meta": { "resourceType":"User" },
  "emails": [
    {
      "type": "work",
      "value": "name@example.com",
      "primary": true
    }
  ]
}

Returns a 201 status code if successful.

Update a single SCIM provisioned user

Fields that can be updated are:

SCIM/IdP field GitLab field
id/externalId extern_uid
name.formatted name
emails\[type eq "work"\].value email
active Identity removal if active = false
userName username
PATCH /api/scim/v2/groups/:group_path/Users/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes External UID of the user.
group_path string yes Full path to the group.
Operations JSON string yes An operations expression.

Example request:

curl --verbose --request PATCH "https://gitlab.example.com/api/scim/v2/groups/test_group/Users/f0b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2" --data '{ "Operations": [{"op":"Add","path":"name.formatted","value":"New Name"}] }' --header "Authorization: Bearer <your_scim_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/scim+json"

Returns an empty response with a 204 status code if successful.

Remove a single SCIM provisioned user

Removes the user’s SSO identity and group membership.

DELETE /api/scim/v2/groups/:group_path/Users/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes External UID of the user.
group_path string yes Full path to the group.

Example request:

curl --verbose --request DELETE "https://gitlab.example.com/api/scim/v2/groups/test_group/Users/f0b1d561c-21ff-4092-beab-8154b17f82f2" --header "Authorization: Bearer <your_scim_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/scim+json"

Returns an empty response with a 204 status code if successful.

Available filters

They match an expression as specified in the RFC7644 filtering section.

Filter Description
eq The attribute matches exactly the specified value.

Example:

id eq a-b-c-d

Available operations

They perform an operation as specified in the RFC7644 update section.

Operator Description
Replace The attribute’s value is updated.
Add The attribute has a new value.

Example:

{ "op": "Add", "path": "name.formatted", "value": "New Name" }