Composer API

This is the API documentation for Composer Packages.

caution
This API is used by the Composer package manager client and is generally not meant for manual consumption.

For instructions on how to upload and install Composer packages from the GitLab package registry, see the Composer package registry documentation.

note
These endpoints do not adhere to the standard API authentication methods. See the Composer package registry documentation for details on which headers and token types are supported.

Base repository request

Returns the repository URL templates for requesting individual packages:

GET group/:id/-/packages/composer/packages
Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes The ID or full path of the group.
curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/packages"

Example response:

{
  "packages": [],
  "metadata-url": "/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/p2/%package%.json",
  "provider-includes": {
    "p/%hash%.json": {
      "sha256": "082df4a5035f8725a12i4a3d2da5e6aaa966d06843d0a5c6d499313810427bd6"
    }
  },
  "providers-url": "/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/%package%$%hash%.json"
}

This endpoint is used by Composer V1 and V2. To see the V2-specific response, include the Composer User-Agent header. Using Composer V2 is recommended over V1.

curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> \
     --header "User-Agent: Composer/2" \
     "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/packages"

Example response:

{
  "packages": [],
  "metadata-url": "/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/p2/%package%.json"
}

V1 packages list

Given the V1 provider SHA, returns a list of packages in the repository. Using Composer V2 is recommended over V1.

GET group/:id/-/packages/composer/p/:sha
Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes The ID or full path of the group.
sha string yes The provider SHA, provided by the Composer base request.
curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/p/082df4a5035f8725a12i4a3d2da5e6aaa966d06843d0a5c6d499313810427bd6"

Example response:

{
  "providers": {
    "my-org/my-composer-package": {
      "sha256": "5c873497cdaa82eda35af5de24b789be92dfb6510baf117c42f03899c166b6e7"
    }
  }
}

V1 Package Metadata

Returns the list of versions and metadata for a given package. Using Composer V2 is recommended over V1.

GET group/:id/-/packages/composer/:package_name$:sha

Note the $ symbol in the URL. When making requests, you may need the URL-encoded version of the symbol %24. Refer to the example after the table:

Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes The ID or full path of the group.
package_name string yes The name of the package.
sha string yes The SHA digest of the package, provided by the V1 packages list.
curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/my-org/my-composer-package%245c873497cdaa82eda35af5de24b789be92dfb6510baf117c42f03899c166b6e7"

Example response:

{
  "packages": {
    "my-org/my-composer-package": {
      "1.0.0": {
        "name": "my-org/my-composer-package",
        "type": "library",
        "license": "GPL-3.0-only",
        "version": "1.0.0",
        "dist": {
          "type": "zip",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer/archives/my-org/my-composer-package.zip?sha=673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "reference": "673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "shasum": ""
        },
        "source": {
          "type": "git",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-org/my-composer-package.git",
          "reference": "673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab"
        },
        "uid": 1234567
      },
      "2.0.0": {
        "name": "my-org/my-composer-package",
        "type": "library",
        "license": "GPL-3.0-only",
        "version": "2.0.0",
        "dist": {
          "type": "zip",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer/archives/my-org/my-composer-package.zip?sha=445394f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "reference": "445394f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "shasum": ""
        },
        "source": {
          "type": "git",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-org/my-composer-package.git",
          "reference": "445394f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab"
        },
        "uid": 1234567
      }
    }
  }
}

V2 Package Metadata

Returns the list of versions and metadata for a given package:

GET group/:id/-/packages/composer/p2/:package_name
Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes The ID or full path of the group.
package_name string yes The name of the package.
curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/group/1/-/packages/composer/p2/my-org/my-composer-package"

Example response:

{
  "packages": {
    "my-org/my-composer-package": {
      "1.0.0": {
        "name": "my-org/my-composer-package",
        "type": "library",
        "license": "GPL-3.0-only",
        "version": "1.0.0",
        "dist": {
          "type": "zip",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer/archives/my-org/my-composer-package.zip?sha=673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "reference": "673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "shasum": ""
        },
        "source": {
          "type": "git",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-org/my-composer-package.git",
          "reference": "673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab"
        },
        "uid": 1234567
      },
      "2.0.0": {
        "name": "my-org/my-composer-package",
        "type": "library",
        "license": "GPL-3.0-only",
        "version": "2.0.0",
        "dist": {
          "type": "zip",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer/archives/my-org/my-composer-package.zip?sha=445394f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "reference": "445394f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab",
          "shasum": ""
        },
        "source": {
          "type": "git",
          "url": "https://gitlab.example.com/my-org/my-composer-package.git",
          "reference": "445394f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab"
        },
        "uid": 1234567
      }
    }
  }
}

Create a package

Create a Composer package from a Git tag or branch:

POST projects/:id/packages/composer
Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes The ID or full path of the group.
tag string no The name of the tag to target for the package.
branch string no The name of the branch to target for the package.
curl --request POST --user <username>:<personal_access_token> \
     --data tag=v1.0.0 "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer"

Example response:

{
  "message": "201 Created"
}

Download a package archive

Download a Composer package. This URL is provided in the v1 or v2 package metadata response. A .zip file extension must be in the request.

GET projects/:id/packages/composer/archives/:package_name
Attribute Type Required Description
id string yes The ID or full path of the group.
package_name string yes The name of the package.
sha string yes The target SHA of the requested package version.
curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer/archives/my-org/my-composer-package.zip?sha=673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab"

Write the output to file:

curl --user <username>:<personal_access_token> "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/packages/composer/archives/my-org/my-composer-package.zip?sha=673594f85a55fe3c0eb45df7bd2fa9d95a1601ab" >> package.tar.gz

This writes the downloaded file to package.tar.gz in the current directory.