Group Labels API

Introduced in GitLab 11.8.

This API supports managing of group labels. It allows to list, create, update, and delete group labels. Furthermore, users can subscribe and unsubscribe to and from group labels.

List group labels

Get all labels for a given group.

GET /groups/:id/labels
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user.
with_countsbooleannoWhether or not to include issue and merge request counts. Defaults to false. (Introduced in GitLab 12.2)
include_ancestor_groupsbooleannoInclude ancestor groups. Defaults to true.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels?with_counts=true

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 7,
    "name": "bug",
    "color": "#FF0000",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "description": null,
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "closed_issues_count": 0,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
    "subscribed": false
  },
  {
    "id": 4,
    "name": "feature",
    "color": "#228B22",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "description": null,
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "closed_issues_count": 0,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
    "subscribed": false
  }
]

Get a single group label

Get a single label for a given group.

GET /groups/:id/labels/:label_id
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user.
label_idinteger or stringyesThe ID or title of a group’s label.
include_ancestor_groupsbooleannoInclude ancestor groups. Defaults to true.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels/bug

Example response:

{
  "id": 7,
  "name": "bug",
  "color": "#FF0000",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": null,
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
  "subscribed": false
}

Create a new group label

Create a new group label for a given group.

POST /groups/:id/labels
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
namestringyesThe name of the label
colorstringyesThe color of the label given in 6-digit hex notation with leading ‘#’ sign (e.g. #FFAABB) or one of the CSS color names
descriptionstringnoThe description of the label,
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{"name": "Feature Proposal", "color": "#FFA500", "description": "Describes new ideas" }' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels

Example response:

{
  "id": 9,
  "name": "Feature Proposal",
  "color": "#FFA500",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Describes new ideas",
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
  "subscribed": false
}

Update a group label

Updates an existing group label. At least one parameter is required, to update the group label.

PUT /groups/:id/labels/:label_id
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
label_idinteger or stringyesThe ID or title of a group’s label.
new_namestringnoThe new name of the label
colorstringnoThe color of the label given in 6-digit hex notation with leading ‘#’ sign (e.g. #FFAABB) or one of the CSS color names
descriptionstringnoThe description of the label.
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" --data '{"new_name": "Feature Idea" }' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels/Feature%20Proposal

Example response:

{
  "id": 9,
  "name": "Feature Idea",
  "color": "#FFA500",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Describes new ideas",
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
  "subscribed": false
}
Note: An older endpoint PUT /groups/:id/labels with name in the params is still available, but deprecated.

Delete a group label

Deletes a group label with a given name.

DELETE /groups/:id/labels/:label_id
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
label_idinteger or stringyesThe ID or title of a group’s label.
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels/bug
Note: An older endpoint DELETE /groups/:id/labels with name in the params is still available, but deprecated.

Subscribe to a group label

Subscribes the authenticated user to a group label to receive notifications. If the user is already subscribed to the label, the status code 304 is returned.

POST /groups/:id/labels/:label_id/subscribe
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
label_idinteger or stringyesThe ID or title of a group’s label.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels/9/subscribe

Example response:

{
  "id": 9,
  "name": "Feature Idea",
  "color": "#FFA500",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Describes new ideas",
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
  "subscribed": true
}

Unsubscribe from a group label

Unsubscribes the authenticated user from a group label to not receive notifications from it. If the user is not subscribed to the label, the status code 304 is returned.

POST /groups/:id/labels/:label_id/unsubscribe
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
label_idinteger or stringyesThe ID or title of a group’s label.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/labels/9/unsubscribe

Example response:

{
  "id": 9,
  "name": "Feature Idea",
  "color": "#FFA500",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Describes new ideas",
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
  "subscribed": false
}