Group-level protected environments API

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Read more about group-level protected environments.

Valid access levels

The access levels are defined in the ProtectedEnvironments::DeployAccessLevel::ALLOWED_ACCESS_LEVELS method. Currently, these levels are recognized:

30 => Developer access
40 => Maintainer access
60 => Admin access

List group-level protected environments

Gets a list of protected environments from a group.

GET /groups/:id/protected_environments
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group maintained by the authenticated user.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/protected_environments/"

Example response:

[
   {
      "name":"production",
      "deploy_access_levels":[
         {
            "id": 12,
            "access_level": 40,
            "access_level_description": "Maintainers",
            "user_id": null,
            "group_id": null
         }
      ],
      "required_approval_count": 0
   }
]

Get a single protected environment

Gets a single protected environment.

GET /groups/:id/protected_environments/:name
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group maintained by the authenticated user.
namestringyesThe deployment tier of the protected environment. One of production, staging, testing, development, or other. Read more about deployment tiers.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/protected_environments/production"

Example response:

{
   "name":"production",
   "deploy_access_levels":[
      {
         "id": 12,
         "access_level":40,
         "access_level_description":"Maintainers",
         "user_id":null,
         "group_id":null
      }
   ],
   "required_approval_count": 0
}

Protect an environment

Protects a single environment.

POST /groups/:id/protected_environments
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group maintained by the authenticated user.
namestringyesThe deployment tier of the protected environment. One of production, staging, testing, development, or other. Read more about deployment tiers.
deploy_access_levelsarrayyesArray of access levels allowed to deploy, with each described by a hash. One of user_id, group_id or access_level. They take the form of {user_id: integer}, {group_id: integer} or {access_level: integer} respectively.
required_approval_countintegernoThe number of approvals required to deploy to this environment.
approval_rulesarraynoArray of access levels allowed to approve, with each described by a hash. One of user_id, group_id or access_level. They take the form of {user_id: integer}, {group_id: integer} or {access_level: integer} respectively. You can also specify the number of required approvals from the specified entity with required_approvals field. See Multiple approval rules for more information.

The assignable user_id are the users who belong to the given group with the Maintainer role (or above). The assignable group_id are the sub-groups under the given group.

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request POST --data '{"name": "production", "deploy_access_levels": [{"group_id": 9899826}]}' --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments"

Example response:

{
   "name":"production",
   "deploy_access_levels":[
      {
         "id": 12,
         "access_level": 40,
         "access_level_description": "protected-access-group",
         "user_id": null,
         "group_id": 9899826
      }
   ],
   "required_approval_count": 0
}

Update an environment

Introduced in GitLab 15.4.

Updates a single environment.

PUT /groups/:id/protected_environments/:name
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group maintained by the authenticated user.
namestringyesThe deployment tier of the protected environment. One of production, staging, testing, development, or other. Read more about deployment tiers.
deploy_access_levelsarraynoArray of access levels allowed to deploy, with each described by a hash. One of user_id, group_id or access_level. They take the form of {user_id: integer}, {group_id: integer} or {access_level: integer} respectively.
required_approval_countintegernoThe number of approvals required to deploy to this environment.
approval_rulesarraynoArray of access levels allowed to approve, with each described by a hash. One of user_id, group_id or access_level. They take the form of {user_id: integer}, {group_id: integer} or {access_level: integer} respectively. You can also specify the number of required approvals from the specified entity with required_approvals field. See Multiple approval rules for more information.

To update:

  • user_id: Ensure the updated user belongs to the given group with the Maintainer role (or above). You must also pass the id of either a deploy_access_level or approval_rule in the respective hash.
  • group_id: Ensure the updated group is a sub-group of the group this protected environment belongs to. You must also pass the id of either a deploy_access_level or approval_rule in the respective hash.

To delete:

  • You must pass _destroy set to true. See the following examples.

Example: Create a deploy_access_level record

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request PUT \
     --data '{"deploy_access_levels": [{"group_id": 9899829, access_level: 40}], "required_approval_count": 1}' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" \
     "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments/production"

Example response:

{
   "name": "production",
   "deploy_access_levels": [
      {
         "id": 12,
         "access_level": 40,
         "access_level_description": "protected-access-group",
         "user_id": null,
         "group_id": 9899829,
         "group_inheritance_type": 1
      }
   ],
   "required_approval_count": 0
}

Example: Update a deploy_access_level record

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request PUT \
     --data '{"deploy_access_levels": [{"id": 12, "group_id": 22034120}], "required_approval_count": 2}' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments/production"
{
   "name": "production",
   "deploy_access_levels": [
      {
         "id": 12,
         "access_level": 40,
         "access_level_description": "protected-access-group",
         "user_id": null,
         "group_id": 22034120,
         "group_inheritance_type": 0
      }
   ],
   "required_approval_count": 2
}

Example: Delete a deploy_access_level record

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request PUT \
     --data '{"deploy_access_levels": [{"id": 12, "_destroy": true}], "required_approval_count": 0}' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments/production"

Example response:

{
   "name": "production",
   "deploy_access_levels": [],
   "required_approval_count": 0
}

Example: Create an approval_rule record

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request PUT \
     --data '{"approval_rules": [{"group_id": 134, "required_approvals": 1}]}' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" \
     "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments/production"

Example response:

{
   "name": "production",
   "approval_rules": [
      {
         "id": 38,
         "user_id": null,
         "group_id": 134,
         "access_level": null,
         "access_level_description": "qa-group",
         "required_approvals": 1,
         "group_inheritance_type": 0
      }
   ]
}

Example: Update an approval_rule record

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request PUT \
     --data '{"approval_rules": [{"id": 38, "group_id": 135, "required_approvals": 2}]}' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments/production"
{
   "name": "production",
   "approval_rules": [
      {
         "id": 38,
         "user_id": null,
         "group_id": 135,
         "access_level": null,
         "access_level_description": "security-group",
         "required_approvals": 2,
         "group_inheritance_type": 0
      }
   ]
}

Example: Delete an approval_rule record

curl --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --request PUT \
     --data '{"approval_rules": [{"id": 38, "_destroy": true}]}' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/22034114/protected_environments/production"

Example response:

{
   "name": "production",
   "approval_rules": []
}

Unprotect environment

Unprotects the given protected environment.

DELETE /groups/:id/protected_environments/:name
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the group maintained by the authenticated user.
namestringyesThe deployment tier of the protected environment. One of production, staging, testing, development, or other. Read more about deployment tiers.
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5/protected_environments/staging"

The response should return a 200 code.