GitLab Documentation

Users

List users

Get a list of users.

This function takes pagination parameters page and per_page to restrict the list of users.

For normal users

GET /users
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/cd8.jpeg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith"
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "username": "jack_smith",
    "name": "Jack Smith",
    "state": "blocked",
    "avatar_url": "http://gravatar.com/../e32131cd8.jpeg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/jack_smith"
  }
]

In addition, you can filter users based on states eg. blocked, active This works only to filter users who are blocked or active. It does not support active=false or blocked=false.

GET /users?active=true
GET /users?blocked=true

For admins

GET /users
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
    "is_admin": false,
    "bio": null,
    "location": null,
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": "",
    "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
    "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
    "theme_id": 1,
    "color_scheme_id": 2,
    "projects_limit": 100,
    "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
    "identities": [
      {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
      {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john.smith"},
      {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
    ],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": true,
    "external": false
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "username": "jack_smith",
    "email": "jack@example.com",
    "name": "Jack Smith",
    "state": "blocked",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/2/index.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/jack_smith",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:01:01Z",
    "is_admin": false,
    "bio": null,
    "location": null,
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": "",
    "last_sign_in_at": null,
    "confirmed_at": "2012-05-30T16:53:06.148Z",
    "theme_id": 1,
    "color_scheme_id": 3,
    "projects_limit": 100,
    "current_sign_in_at": "2014-03-19T17:54:13Z",
    "identities": [],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": true,
    "external": false
  }
]

You can search for users by email or username with: /users?search=John

In addition, you can lookup users by username:

GET /users?username=:username

For example:

GET /users?username=jack_smith

You can search for users who are external with: /users?external=true

Single user

Get a single user.

For user

GET /users/:id

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/cd8.jpeg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "is_admin": false,
  "bio": null,
  "location": null,
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": ""
}

For admin

GET /users/:id

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "email": "john@example.com",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "is_admin": false,
  "bio": null,
  "location": null,
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
  "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
  "theme_id": 1,
  "color_scheme_id": 2,
  "projects_limit": 100,
  "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john.smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
  ],
  "can_create_group": true,
  "can_create_project": true,
  "two_factor_enabled": true,
  "external": false
}

User creation

Creates a new user. Note only administrators can create new users.

POST /users

Parameters:

User modification

Modifies an existing user. Only administrators can change attributes of a user.

PUT /users/:id

Parameters:

Note, at the moment this method does only return a 404 error, even in cases where a 409 (Conflict) would be more appropriate, e.g. when renaming the email address to some existing one.

User deletion

Deletes a user. Available only for administrators. This is an idempotent function, calling this function for a non-existent user id still returns a status code 200 OK. The JSON response differs if the user was actually deleted or not. In the former the user is returned and in the latter not.

DELETE /users/:id

Parameters:

User

For normal users

Gets currently authenticated user.

GET /user
{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "email": "john@example.com",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "is_admin": false,
  "bio": null,
  "location": null,
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
  "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
  "theme_id": 1,
  "color_scheme_id": 2,
  "projects_limit": 100,
  "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john_smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
  ],
  "can_create_group": true,
  "can_create_project": true,
  "two_factor_enabled": true,
  "external": false
}

For admins

Parameters:

GET /user
{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "email": "john@example.com",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "is_admin": false,
  "bio": null,
  "location": null,
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
  "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
  "theme_id": 1,
  "color_scheme_id": 2,
  "projects_limit": 100,
  "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john_smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
  ],
  "can_create_group": true,
  "can_create_project": true,
  "two_factor_enabled": true,
  "external": false,
  "private_token": "dd34asd13as"
}

List SSH keys

Get a list of currently authenticated user's SSH keys.

GET /user/keys
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2014-08-01T14:47:39.080Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "title": "Another Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2014-08-01T14:47:39.080Z"
  }
]

Parameters:

List SSH keys for user

Get a list of a specified user's SSH keys. Available only for admin

GET /users/:id/keys

Parameters:

Single SSH key

Get a single key.

GET /user/keys/:key_id

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "Public key",
  "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
  "created_at": "2014-08-01T14:47:39.080Z"
}

Add SSH key

Creates a new key owned by the currently authenticated user.

POST /user/keys

Parameters:

{
  "created_at": "2015-01-21T17:44:33.512Z",
  "key": "ssh-dss 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 loic@call",
  "title": "ABC",
  "id": 4
}

Will return created key with status 201 Created on success. If an error occurs a 400 Bad Request is returned with a message explaining the error:

{
  "message": {
    "fingerprint": [
      "has already been taken"
    ],
    "key": [
      "has already been taken"
    ]
  }
}

Add SSH key for user

Create new key owned by specified user. Available only for admin

POST /users/:id/keys

Parameters:

Delete SSH key for current user

Deletes key owned by currently authenticated user. This is an idempotent function and calling it on a key that is already deleted or not available results in 200 OK.

DELETE /user/keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Delete SSH key for given user

Deletes key owned by a specified user. Available only for admin.

DELETE /users/:id/keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Will return 200 OK on success, or 404 Not found if either user or key cannot be found.

List emails

Get a list of currently authenticated user's emails.

GET /user/emails
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "email": "email@example.com"
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "email": "email2@example.com"
  }
]

Parameters:

List emails for user

Get a list of a specified user's emails. Available only for admin

GET /users/:id/emails

Parameters:

Single email

Get a single email.

GET /user/emails/:email_id

Parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "email": "email@example.com"
}

Add email

Creates a new email owned by the currently authenticated user.

POST /user/emails

Parameters:

{
  "id": 4,
  "email": "email@example.com"
}

Will return created email with status 201 Created on success. If an error occurs a 400 Bad Request is returned with a message explaining the error:

{
  "message": {
    "email": [
      "has already been taken"
    ]
  }
}

Add email for user

Create new email owned by specified user. Available only for admin

POST /users/:id/emails

Parameters:

Delete email for current user

Deletes email owned by currently authenticated user. This is an idempotent function and calling it on a email that is already deleted or not available results in 200 OK.

DELETE /user/emails/:email_id

Parameters:

Delete email for given user

Deletes email owned by a specified user. Available only for admin.

DELETE /users/:id/emails/:email_id

Parameters:

Will return 200 OK on success, or 404 Not found if either user or email cannot be found.

Block user

Blocks the specified user. Available only for admin.

PUT /users/:id/block

Parameters:

Will return 200 OK on success, 404 User Not Found is user cannot be found or 403 Forbidden when trying to block an already blocked user by LDAP synchronization.

Unblock user

Unblocks the specified user. Available only for admin.

PUT /users/:id/unblock

Parameters:

Will return 200 OK on success, 404 User Not Found is user cannot be found or 403 Forbidden when trying to unblock a user blocked by LDAP synchronization.

Get user contribution events

Get the contribution events for the specified user, sorted from newest to oldest.

GET /users/:id/events

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the user
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v3/users/:id/events

Example response:

[
  {
    "title": null,
    "project_id": 15,
    "action_name": "closed",
    "target_id": 830,
    "target_type": "Issue",
    "author_id": 1,
    "data": null,
    "target_title": "Public project search field",
    "author": {
      "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
      "username": "root",
      "id": 1,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/fox_avatar.png",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "author_username": "root"
  },
  {
    "title": null,
    "project_id": 15,
    "action_name": "opened",
    "target_id": null,
    "target_type": null,
    "author_id": 1,
    "author": {
      "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
      "username": "root",
      "id": 1,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/fox_avatar.png",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "author_username": "john",
    "data": {
      "before": "50d4420237a9de7be1304607147aec22e4a14af7",
      "after": "c5feabde2d8cd023215af4d2ceeb7a64839fc428",
      "ref": "refs/heads/master",
      "user_id": 1,
      "user_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
      "repository": {
        "name": "gitlabhq",
        "url": "git@dev.gitlab.org:gitlab/gitlabhq.git",
        "description": "GitLab: self hosted Git management software. \r\nDistributed under the MIT License.",
        "homepage": "https://dev.gitlab.org/gitlab/gitlabhq"
      },
      "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
    },
    "target_title": null
  },
  {
    "title": null,
    "project_id": 15,
    "action_name": "closed",
    "target_id": 840,
    "target_type": "Issue",
    "author_id": 1,
    "data": null,
    "target_title": "Finish & merge Code search PR",
    "author": {
      "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
      "username": "root",
      "id": 1,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/fox_avatar.png",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "author_username": "root"
  },
  {
    "title": null,
    "project_id": 15,
    "action_name": "commented on",
    "target_id": 1312,
    "target_type": "Note",
    "author_id": 1,
    "data": null,
    "target_title": null,
    "created_at": "2015-12-04T10:33:58.089Z",
    "note": {
      "id": 1312,
      "body": "What an awesome day!",
      "attachment": null,
      "author": {
        "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
        "username": "root",
        "id": 1,
        "state": "active",
        "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/fox_avatar.png",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
      },
      "created_at": "2015-12-04T10:33:56.698Z",
      "system": false,
      "upvote": false,
      "downvote": false,
      "noteable_id": 377,
      "noteable_type": "Issue"
    },
    "author": {
      "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
      "username": "root",
      "id": 1,
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/fox_avatar.png",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/root"
    },
    "author_username": "root"
  }
]