GitLab Documentation

Group-level Variables API

Introduced in GitLab 9.5

List group variables

Get list of a group's variables.

GET /groups/:id/variables
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID of a group or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/variables"
[
    {
        "key": "TEST_VARIABLE_1",
        "value": "TEST_1"
    },
    {
        "key": "TEST_VARIABLE_2",
        "value": "TEST_2"
    }
]

Show variable details

Get the details of a group's specific variable.

GET /groups/:id/variables/:key
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID of a group or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
key string yes The key of a variable
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/variables/TEST_VARIABLE_1"
{
    "key": "TEST_VARIABLE_1",
    "value": "TEST_1"
}

Create variable

Create a new variable.

POST /groups/:id/variables
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID of a group or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
key string yes The key of a variable; must have no more than 255 characters; only A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and _ are allowed
value string yes The value of a variable
protected boolean no Whether the variable is protected
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/variables" --form "key=NEW_VARIABLE" --form "value=new value"
{
    "key": "NEW_VARIABLE",
    "value": "new value",
    "protected": false
}

Update variable

Update a group's variable.

PUT /groups/:id/variables/:key
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID of a group or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
key string yes The key of a variable
value string yes The value of a variable
protected boolean no Whether the variable is protected
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/variables/NEW_VARIABLE" --form "value=updated value"
{
    "key": "NEW_VARIABLE",
    "value": "updated value",
    "protected": true
}

Remove variable

Remove a group's variable.

DELETE /groups/:id/variables/:key
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID of a group or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
key string yes The key of a variable
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/variables/VARIABLE_1"