GitLab Documentation

Custom Attributes API

Every API call to custom attributes must be authenticated as administrator.

Custom attributes are currently available on users, groups, and projects, which will be referred to as "resource" in this documentation.

List custom attributes

Get all custom attributes on a resource.

GET /users/:id/custom_attributes
GET /groups/:id/custom_attributes
GET /projects/:id/custom_attributes
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a resource
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/custom_attributes

Example response:

[
   {
      "key": "location",
      "value": "Antarctica"
   },
   {
      "key": "role",
      "value": "Developer"
   }
]

Single custom attribute

Get a single custom attribute on a resource.

GET /users/:id/custom_attributes/:key
GET /groups/:id/custom_attributes/:key
GET /projects/:id/custom_attributes/:key
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a resource
key string yes The key of the custom attribute
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/custom_attributes/location

Example response:

{
   "key": "location",
   "value": "Antarctica"
}

Set custom attribute

Set a custom attribute on a resource. The attribute will be updated if it already exists, or newly created otherwise.

PUT /users/:id/custom_attributes/:key
PUT /groups/:id/custom_attributes/:key
PUT /projects/:id/custom_attributes/:key
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a resource
key string yes The key of the custom attribute
value string yes The value of the custom attribute
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" --data "value=Greenland" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/custom_attributes/location

Example response:

{
   "key": "location",
   "value": "Greenland"
}

Delete custom attribute

Delete a custom attribute on a resource.

DELETE /users/:id/custom_attributes/:key
DELETE /groups/:id/custom_attributes/:key
DELETE /projects/:id/custom_attributes/:key
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a resource
key string yes The key of the custom attribute
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/custom_attributes/location