Deploy Keys API

List all deploy keys

Get a list of all deploy keys across all projects of the GitLab instance. This endpoint requires admin access.

GET /deploy_keys
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/deploy_keys"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2013-10-02T10:12:29Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "title": "Another Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2013-10-02T11:12:29Z"
  }
]

List project deploy keys

Get a list of a project’s deploy keys.

GET /projects/:id/deploy_keys
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/deploy_keys"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2013-10-02T10:12:29Z",
    "can_push": false
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "title": "Another Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2013-10-02T11:12:29Z",
    "can_push": false
  }
]

Single deploy key

Get a single key.

GET /projects/:id/deploy_keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
key_id integer yes The ID of the deploy key
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/deploy_keys/11"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "Public key",
  "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
  "created_at": "2013-10-02T10:12:29Z",
  "can_push": false
}

Add deploy key

Creates a new deploy key for a project.

If the deploy key already exists in another project, it will be joined to current project only if original one is accessible by the same user.

POST /projects/:id/deploy_keys
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
title string yes New deploy key’s title
key string yes New deploy key
can_push boolean no Can deploy key push to the project’s repository
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{"title": "My deploy key", "key": "ssh-rsa AAAA...", "can_push": "true"}' "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/deploy_keys/"

Example response:

{
   "key" : "ssh-rsa AAAA...",
   "id" : 12,
   "title" : "My deploy key",
   "can_push": true,
   "created_at" : "2015-08-29T12:44:31.550Z"
}

Update deploy key

Updates a deploy key for a project.

PUT /projects/:id/deploy_keys/:key_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
title string no New deploy key’s title
can_push boolean no Can deploy key push to the project’s repository
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{"title": "New deploy key", "can_push": true}' "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/deploy_keys/11"

Example response:

{
   "id": 11,
   "title": "New deploy key",
   "key": "ssh-rsa AAAA...",
   "created_at": "2015-08-29T12:44:31.550Z",
   "can_push": true
}

Delete deploy key

Removes a deploy key from the project. If the deploy key is used only for this project, it will be deleted from the system.

DELETE /projects/:id/deploy_keys/:key_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
key_id integer yes The ID of the deploy key
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/deploy_keys/13"

Enable a deploy key

Enables a deploy key for a project so this can be used. Returns the enabled key, with a status code 201 when successful.

curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/deploy_keys/13/enable
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
key_id integer yes The ID of the deploy key

Example response:

{
   "key" : "ssh-rsa AAAA...",
   "id" : 12,
   "title" : "My deploy key",
   "created_at" : "2015-08-29T12:44:31.550Z"
}

Adding deploy keys to multiple projects

If you want to easily add the same deploy key to multiple projects in the same group, this can be achieved quite easily with the API.

First, find the ID of the projects you’re interested in, by either listing all projects:

curl --header 'PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects

Or finding the ID of a group:

curl --header 'PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups

Then listing all projects in that group (for example, group 1234):

curl --header 'PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1234

With those IDs, add the same deploy key to all:

for project_id in 321 456 987; do
    curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
    --data '{"title": "my key", "key": "ssh-rsa AAAA..."}' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/${project_id}/deploy_keys
done