System hooks

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

  • group_create
  • group_destroy
  • group_rename
  • key_create
  • key_destroy
  • project_create
  • project_destroy
  • project_rename
  • project_transfer
  • project_update
  • repository_update
  • user_add_to_group
  • user_add_to_team
  • user_create
  • user_destroy
  • user_failed_login
  • user_remove_from_group
  • user_remove_from_team
  • user_rename
  • user_update_for_group
  • user_update_for_team

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 (including name, description, and tags) 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 repository URL, you can just listen for project_rename).

user_failed_login is sent whenever a blocked user attempts to sign in and is denied access.

System hooks can be used, for example, for logging or changing information in an LDAP server.

noteWe follow the same structure and deprecations as Webhooks for Push and Tag events, but we never display commits.

Create a system hook

To create a system hook:

  1. On the top bar, select Menu > Admin.
  2. In the left sidebar, select System Hooks.
  3. Provide the URL and Secret Token.
  4. Select the checkbox next to each Trigger you want to enable.
  5. Select Enable SSL verification, if desired.
  6. Click Add system hook.

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",
                "access_level": "Maintainer",
                  "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": "visibilitylevel|private"
}

Team Member Removed:

{
                  "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
                  "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
                  "event_name": "user_remove_from_team",
                "access_level": "Maintainer",
                  "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": "visibilitylevel|private"
}

Team Member Updated:

{
                  "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
                  "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
                  "event_name": "user_update_for_team",
                "access_level": "Maintainer",
                  "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": "visibilitylevel|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 failed login:

{
  "event_name": "user_failed_login",
  "created_at": "2017-10-03T06:08:48Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-01-15T04:52:06Z",
        "name": "John Smith",
       "email": "user4@example.com",
     "user_id": 26,
    "username": "user4",
       "state": "blocked"
}

If the user is blocked via LDAP, state is ldap_blocked.

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",
         "path": "storecloud",
     "group_id": 78
}

Group removed:

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

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,
       "old_path": "old-name",
  "old_full_path": "parent-group/old-name"
}

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": "Maintainer",
      "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": "Maintainer",
      "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 Updated:

{
    "created_at": "2012-07-21T07:30:56Z",
    "updated_at": "2012-07-21T07:38:22Z",
    "event_name": "user_update_for_group",
  "group_access": "Maintainer",
      "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": "Example User",
        "email": "user@example.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
}

Merge request events

Triggered when a new merge request is created, an existing merge request was updated/merged/closed or a commit is added in the source branch.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: System Hook
{
  "object_kind": "merge_request",
  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "email": "admin@example.com"
  },
  "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",
    "ci_config_path": "",
    "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"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 90,
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "ms-viewport",
    "source_project_id": 14,
    "author_id": 51,
    "assignee_id": 6,
    "title": "MS-Viewport",
    "created_at": "2017-09-20T08:31:45.944Z",
    "updated_at": "2017-09-28T12:23:42.365Z",
    "milestone_id": null,
    "state": "opened",
    "merge_status": "unchecked",
    "target_project_id": 14,
    "iid": 1,
    "description": "",
    "updated_by_id": 1,
    "merge_error": null,
    "merge_params": {
      "force_remove_source_branch": "0"
    },
    "merge_when_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "merge_user_id": null,
    "merge_commit_sha": null,
    "deleted_at": null,
    "in_progress_merge_commit_sha": null,
    "lock_version": 5,
    "time_estimate": 0,
    "last_edited_at": "2017-09-27T12:43:37.558Z",
    "last_edited_by_id": 1,
    "head_pipeline_id": 61,
    "ref_fetched": true,
    "merge_jid": null,
    "source": {
      "name": "Awesome Project",
      "description": "",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "git_ssh_url": "git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "git_http_url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "namespace": "root",
      "visibility_level": 0,
      "path_with_namespace": "awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "default_branch": "master",
      "ci_config_path": "",
      "homepage": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "ssh_url": "git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "http_url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git"
    },
    "target": {
      "name": "Awesome Project",
      "description": "Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "git_ssh_url": "git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "git_http_url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "namespace": "Awesome Space",
      "visibility_level": 0,
      "path_with_namespace": "awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "default_branch": "master",
      "ci_config_path": "",
      "homepage": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "ssh_url": "git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "http_url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git"
    },
    "last_commit": {
      "id": "ba3e0d8ff79c80d5b0bbb4f3e2e343e0aaa662b7",
      "message": "fixed readme",
      "timestamp": "2017-09-26T16:12:57Z",
      "url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project/commits/da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
      "author": {
        "name": "GitLab dev user",
        "email": "gitlabdev@dv6700.(none)"
      }
    },
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "total_time_spent": 0,
    "human_total_time_spent": null,
    "human_time_estimate": null
  },
  "labels": null,
  "repository": {
    "name": "git-gpg-test",
    "url": "git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
    "description": "",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project"
  }
}

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"]
}

Local requests in system hooks

Requests to local network by system hooks can be allowed or blocked by an administrator.