Groups API

List groups

Get a list of visible groups for the authenticated user. When accessed without authentication, only public groups are returned.

By default, this request returns 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
skip_groups array of integers no Skip the group IDs passed
all_available boolean no Show all the groups you have access to (defaults to false for authenticated users, true for admin); Attributes owned and min_access_level have precedence
search string no Return the list of authorized groups matching the search criteria
order_by string no Order groups by name, path or id. Default is name
sort string no Order groups in asc or desc order. Default is asc
statistics boolean no Include group statistics (admins only)
with_custom_attributes boolean no Include custom attributes in response (admins only)
owned boolean no Limit to groups explicitly owned by the current user
min_access_level integer no Limit to groups where current user has at least this access level
top_level_only boolean no Limit to top level groups, excluding all subgroups
GET /groups
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Foobar Group",
    "path": "foo-bar",
    "description": "An interesting group",
    "visibility": "public",
    "share_with_group_lock": false,
    "require_two_factor_authentication": false,
    "two_factor_grace_period": 48,
    "project_creation_level": "developer",
    "auto_devops_enabled": null,
    "subgroup_creation_level": "owner",
    "emails_disabled": null,
    "mentions_disabled": null,
    "lfs_enabled": true,
    "default_branch_protection": 2,
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/group/avatar/1/foo.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/groups/foo-bar",
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "full_name": "Foobar Group",
    "full_path": "foo-bar",
    "file_template_project_id": 1,
    "parent_id": null,
    "created_at": "2020-01-15T12:36:29.590Z"
  }
]

When adding the parameter statistics=true and the authenticated user is an admin, additional group statistics are returned.

GET /groups?statistics=true
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Foobar Group",
    "path": "foo-bar",
    "description": "An interesting group",
    "visibility": "public",
    "share_with_group_lock": false,
    "require_two_factor_authentication": false,
    "two_factor_grace_period": 48,
    "project_creation_level": "developer",
    "auto_devops_enabled": null,
    "subgroup_creation_level": "owner",
    "emails_disabled": null,
    "mentions_disabled": null,
    "lfs_enabled": true,
    "default_branch_protection": 2,
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/group/avatar/1/foo.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/groups/foo-bar",
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "full_name": "Foobar Group",
    "full_path": "foo-bar",
    "file_template_project_id": 1,
    "parent_id": null,
    "created_at": "2020-01-15T12:36:29.590Z",
    "statistics": {
      "storage_size" : 212,
      "repository_size" : 33,
      "wiki_size" : 100,
      "lfs_objects_size" : 123,
      "job_artifacts_size" : 57,
      "packages_size": 0,
      "snippets_size" : 50,
    }
  }
]

You can search for groups by name or path, see below.

You can filter by custom attributes with:

GET /groups?custom_attributes[key]=value&custom_attributes[other_key]=other_value

List a group’s subgroups

Introduced in GitLab 10.3.

Get a list of visible direct subgroups in this group. When accessed without authentication, only public groups are returned.

By default, this request returns 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group of the immediate parent group
skip_groups array of integers no Skip the group IDs passed
all_available boolean no Show all the groups you have access to (defaults to false for authenticated users, true for admin); Attributes owned and min_access_level have precedence
search string no Return the list of authorized groups matching the search criteria
order_by string no Order groups by name, path or id. Default is name
sort string no Order groups in asc or desc order. Default is asc
statistics boolean no Include group statistics (admins only)
with_custom_attributes boolean no Include custom attributes in response (admins only)
owned boolean no Limit to groups explicitly owned by the current user
min_access_level integer no Limit to groups where current user has at least this access level
GET /groups/:id/subgroups
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Foobar Group",
    "path": "foo-bar",
    "description": "An interesting group",
    "visibility": "public",
    "share_with_group_lock": false,
    "require_two_factor_authentication": false,
    "two_factor_grace_period": 48,
    "project_creation_level": "developer",
    "auto_devops_enabled": null,
    "subgroup_creation_level": "owner",
    "emails_disabled": null,
    "mentions_disabled": null,
    "lfs_enabled": true,
    "default_branch_protection": 2,
    "avatar_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/uploads/group/avatar/1/foo.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/groups/foo-bar",
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "full_name": "Foobar Group",
    "full_path": "foo-bar",
    "file_template_project_id": 1,
    "parent_id": 123,
    "created_at": "2020-01-15T12:36:29.590Z"
  }
]

List a group’s projects

Get a list of projects in this group. When accessed without authentication, only public projects are returned.

By default, this request returns 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

GET /groups/:id/projects

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
archived boolean no Limit by archived status
visibility string no Limit by visibility public, internal, or private
order_by string no Return projects ordered by id, name, path, created_at, updated_at, similarity (1), or last_activity_at fields. Default is created_at
sort string no Return projects sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
search string no Return list of authorized projects matching the search criteria
simple boolean no Return only the ID, URL, name, and path of each project
owned boolean no Limit by projects owned by the current user
starred boolean no Limit by projects starred by the current user
with_issues_enabled boolean no Limit by projects with issues feature enabled. Default is false
with_merge_requests_enabled boolean no Limit by projects with merge requests feature enabled. Default is false
with_shared boolean no Include projects shared to this group. Default is true
include_subgroups boolean no Include projects in subgroups of this group. Default is false
min_access_level integer no Limit to projects where current user has at least this access level
with_custom_attributes boolean no Include custom attributes in response (admins only)
with_security_reports boolean no Return only projects that have security reports artifacts present in any of their builds. This means “projects with security reports enabled”. Default is false
  1. Order by similarity: Orders the results by a similarity score calculated from the provided search URL parameter. This is an alpha feature introduced in GitLab 13.3.

    The feature is behind a feature flag, you can enable it with the similarity_search flag. When using order_by=similarity the sort parameter is ignored. When the search parameter is not provided, the API returns the projects ordered by name.

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 9,
    "description": "foo",
    "default_branch": "master",
    "tag_list": [],
    "archived": false,
    "visibility": "internal",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@gitlab.example.com/html5-boilerplate.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://gitlab.example.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate.git",
    "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
    "name": "Html5 Boilerplate",
    "name_with_namespace": "Experimental / Html5 Boilerplate",
    "path": "html5-boilerplate",
    "path_with_namespace": "h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": true,
    "created_at": "2016-04-05T21:40:50.169Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2016-04-06T16:52:08.432Z",
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "creator_id": 1,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Experimental",
      "path": "h5bp",
      "kind": "group"
    },
    "avatar_url": null,
    "star_count": 1,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "open_issues_count": 3,
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "request_access_enabled": false
  }
]
Note: To distinguish between a project in the group and a project shared to the group, the namespace attribute can be used. When a project has been shared to the group, its namespace will be different from the group the request is being made for.

List a group’s shared projects

Get a list of projects shared to this group. When accessed without authentication, only public shared projects are returned.

By default, this request returns 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

GET /groups/:id/projects/shared

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
archived boolean no Limit by archived status
visibility string no Limit by visibility public, internal, or private
order_by string no Return projects ordered by id, name, path, created_at, updated_at, or last_activity_at fields. Default is created_at
sort string no Return projects sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
search string no Return list of authorized projects matching the search criteria
simple boolean no Return only the ID, URL, name, and path of each project
starred boolean no Limit by projects starred by the current user
with_issues_enabled boolean no Limit by projects with issues feature enabled. Default is false
with_merge_requests_enabled boolean no Limit by projects with merge requests feature enabled. Default is false
min_access_level integer no Limit to projects where current user has at least this access level
with_custom_attributes boolean no Include custom attributes in response (admins only)

Example response:

[
   {
      "id":8,
      "description":"Shared project for Html5 Boilerplate",
      "name":"Html5 Boilerplate",
      "name_with_namespace":"H5bp / Html5 Boilerplate",
      "path":"html5-boilerplate",
      "path_with_namespace":"h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
      "created_at":"2020-04-27T06:13:22.642Z",
      "default_branch":"master",
      "tag_list":[

      ],
      "ssh_url_to_repo":"ssh://git@gitlab.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate.git",
      "http_url_to_repo":"http://gitlab.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate.git",
      "web_url":"http://gitlab.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
      "readme_url":"http://gitlab.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/-/blob/master/README.md",
      "avatar_url":null,
      "star_count":0,
      "forks_count":4,
      "last_activity_at":"2020-04-27T06:13:22.642Z",
      "namespace":{
         "id":28,
         "name":"H5bp",
         "path":"h5bp",
         "kind":"group",
         "full_path":"h5bp",
         "parent_id":null,
         "avatar_url":null,
         "web_url":"http://gitlab.com/groups/h5bp"
      },
      "_links":{
         "self":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8",
         "issues":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8/issues",
         "merge_requests":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8/merge_requests",
         "repo_branches":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8/repository/branches",
         "labels":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8/labels",
         "events":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8/events",
         "members":"http://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/8/members"
      },
      "empty_repo":false,
      "archived":false,
      "visibility":"public",
      "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions":false,
      "container_registry_enabled":true,
      "container_expiration_policy":{
         "cadence":"7d",
         "enabled":true,
         "keep_n":null,
         "older_than":null,
         "name_regex":null,
         "name_regex_keep":null,
         "next_run_at":"2020-05-04T06:13:22.654Z"
      },
      "issues_enabled":true,
      "merge_requests_enabled":true,
      "wiki_enabled":true,
      "jobs_enabled":true,
      "snippets_enabled":true,
      "can_create_merge_request_in":true,
      "issues_access_level":"enabled",
      "repository_access_level":"enabled",
      "merge_requests_access_level":"enabled",
      "forking_access_level":"enabled",
      "wiki_access_level":"enabled",
      "builds_access_level":"enabled",
      "snippets_access_level":"enabled",
      "pages_access_level":"enabled",
      "emails_disabled":null,
      "shared_runners_enabled":true,
      "lfs_enabled":true,
      "creator_id":1,
      "import_status":"failed",
      "open_issues_count":10,
      "ci_default_git_depth":50,
      "public_jobs":true,
      "build_timeout":3600,
      "auto_cancel_pending_pipelines":"enabled",
      "build_coverage_regex":null,
      "ci_config_path":null,
      "shared_with_groups":[
         {
            "group_id":24,
            "group_name":"Commit451",
            "group_full_path":"Commit451",
            "group_access_level":30,
            "expires_at":null
         }
      ],
      "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds":false,
      "request_access_enabled":true,
      "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved":false,
      "remove_source_branch_after_merge":true,
      "printing_merge_request_link_enabled":true,
      "merge_method":"merge",
      "suggestion_commit_message":null,
      "auto_devops_enabled":true,
      "auto_devops_deploy_strategy":"continuous",
      "autoclose_referenced_issues":true,
      "repository_storage":"default"
   }
]

Details of a group

Get all details of a group. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the group is publicly accessible. In case the user that requests is admin of the group, it will return the runners_token for the group too.

GET /groups/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user.
with_custom_attributes boolean no Include custom attributes in response (admins only).
with_projects boolean no Include details from projects that belong to the specified group (defaults to true). (Deprecated, will be removed in API v5. To get the details of all projects within a group, use the list a group’s projects endpoint.)
Note: The projects and shared_projects attributes in the response are deprecated and will be removed in API v5. To get the details of all projects within a group, use either the list a group’s projects or the list a group’s shared projects endpoint.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/4"

This endpoint returns:

Example response:

{
  "id": 4,
  "name": "Twitter",
  "path": "twitter",
  "description": "Aliquid qui quis dignissimos distinctio ut commodi voluptas est.",
  "visibility": "public",
  "avatar_url": null,
  "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/twitter",
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "full_name": "Twitter",
  "full_path": "twitter",
  "runners_token": "ba324ca7b1c77fc20bb9",
  "file_template_project_id": 1,
  "parent_id": null,
  "created_at": "2020-01-15T12:36:29.590Z",
  "shared_with_groups": [
    {
      "group_id": 28,
      "group_name": "H5bp",
      "group_full_path": "h5bp",
      "group_access_level": 20,
      "expires_at": null
    }
  ],
  "projects": [ // Deprecated and will be removed in API v5
    {
      "id": 7,
      "description": "Voluptas veniam qui et beatae voluptas doloremque explicabo facilis.",
      "default_branch": "master",
      "tag_list": [],
      "archived": false,
      "visibility": "public",
      "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@gitlab.example.com:twitter/typeahead-js.git",
      "http_url_to_repo": "https://gitlab.example.com/twitter/typeahead-js.git",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/twitter/typeahead-js",
      "name": "Typeahead.Js",
      "name_with_namespace": "Twitter / Typeahead.Js",
      "path": "typeahead-js",
      "path_with_namespace": "twitter/typeahead-js",
      "issues_enabled": true,
      "merge_requests_enabled": true,
      "wiki_enabled": true,
      "jobs_enabled": true,
      "snippets_enabled": false,
      "container_registry_enabled": true,
      "created_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:25.578Z",
      "last_activity_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:25.881Z",
      "shared_runners_enabled": true,
      "creator_id": 1,
      "namespace": {
        "id": 4,
        "name": "Twitter",
        "path": "twitter",
        "kind": "group"
      },
      "avatar_url": null,
      "star_count": 0,
      "forks_count": 0,
      "open_issues_count": 3,
      "public_jobs": true,
      "shared_with_groups": [],
      "request_access_enabled": false
    },
    {
      "id": 6,
      "description": "Aspernatur omnis repudiandae qui voluptatibus eaque.",
      "default_branch": "master",
      "tag_list": [],
      "archived": false,
      "visibility": "internal",
      "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@gitlab.example.com:twitter/flight.git",
      "http_url_to_repo": "https://gitlab.example.com/twitter/flight.git",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/twitter/flight",
      "name": "Flight",
      "name_with_namespace": "Twitter / Flight",
      "path": "flight",
      "path_with_namespace": "twitter/flight",
      "issues_enabled": true,
      "merge_requests_enabled": true,
      "wiki_enabled": true,
      "jobs_enabled": true,
      "snippets_enabled": false,
      "container_registry_enabled": true,
      "created_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:24.661Z",
      "last_activity_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:24.838Z",
      "shared_runners_enabled": true,
      "creator_id": 1,
      "namespace": {
        "id": 4,
        "name": "Twitter",
        "path": "twitter",
        "kind": "group"
      },
      "avatar_url": null,
      "star_count": 0,
      "forks_count": 0,
      "open_issues_count": 8,
      "public_jobs": true,
      "shared_with_groups": [],
      "request_access_enabled": false
    }
  ],
  "shared_projects": [ // Deprecated and will be removed in API v5
    {
      "id": 8,
      "description": "Velit eveniet provident fugiat saepe eligendi autem.",
      "default_branch": "master",
      "tag_list": [],
      "archived": false,
      "visibility": "private",
      "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@gitlab.example.com:h5bp/html5-boilerplate.git",
      "http_url_to_repo": "https://gitlab.example.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate.git",
      "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
      "name": "Html5 Boilerplate",
      "name_with_namespace": "H5bp / Html5 Boilerplate",
      "path": "html5-boilerplate",
      "path_with_namespace": "h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
      "issues_enabled": true,
      "merge_requests_enabled": true,
      "wiki_enabled": true,
      "jobs_enabled": true,
      "snippets_enabled": false,
      "container_registry_enabled": true,
      "created_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:27.089Z",
      "last_activity_at": "2016-06-17T07:47:27.310Z",
      "shared_runners_enabled": true,
      "creator_id": 1,
      "namespace": {
        "id": 5,
        "name": "H5bp",
        "path": "h5bp",
        "kind": "group"
      },
      "avatar_url": null,
      "star_count": 0,
      "forks_count": 0,
      "open_issues_count": 4,
      "public_jobs": true,
      "shared_with_groups": [
        {
          "group_id": 4,
          "group_name": "Twitter",
          "group_full_path": "twitter",
          "group_access_level": 30,
          "expires_at": null
        },
        {
          "group_id": 3,
          "group_name": "Gitlab Org",
          "group_full_path": "gitlab-org",
          "group_access_level": 10,
          "expires_at": "2018-08-14"
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Users on GitLab Starter, Bronze, or higher will also see the shared_runners_minutes_limit and extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit parameters:

Additional response parameters:

{
  "id": 4,
  "description": "Aliquid qui quis dignissimos distinctio ut commodi voluptas est.",
  "shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
  "extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
  ...
}

Users on GitLab Silver, Premium, or higher will also see the marked_for_deletion_on attribute:

{
  "id": 4,
  "description": "Aliquid qui quis dignissimos distinctio ut commodi voluptas est.",
  "marked_for_deletion_on": "2020-04-03",
  ...
}

When adding the parameter with_projects=false, projects will not be returned.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/4?with_projects=false"

Example response:

{
  "id": 4,
  "name": "Twitter",
  "path": "twitter",
  "description": "Aliquid qui quis dignissimos distinctio ut commodi voluptas est.",
  "visibility": "public",
  "avatar_url": null,
  "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/twitter",
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "full_name": "Twitter",
  "full_path": "twitter",
  "file_template_project_id": 1,
  "parent_id": null
}

Disabling the results limit

The 100 results limit can be disabled if it breaks integrations developed using GitLab 12.4 and earlier.

To disable the limit while migrating to using the list a group’s projects endpoint, ask a GitLab administrator with Rails console access to run the following command:

Feature.disable(:limit_projects_in_groups_api)

New group

Creates a new project group. Available only for users who can create groups.

POST /groups

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
name string yes The name of the group.
path string yes The path of the group.
description string no The group’s description.
membership_lock boolean no Prevent adding new members to project membership within this group.
visibility string no The group’s visibility. Can be private, internal, or public.
share_with_group_lock boolean no Prevent sharing a project with another group within this group.
require_two_factor_authentication boolean no Require all users in this group to setup Two-factor authentication.
two_factor_grace_period integer no Time before Two-factor authentication is enforced (in hours).
project_creation_level string no Determine if developers can create projects in the group. Can be noone (No one), maintainer (Maintainers), or developer (Developers + Maintainers).
auto_devops_enabled boolean no Default to Auto DevOps pipeline for all projects within this group.
subgroup_creation_level string no Allowed to create subgroups. Can be owner (Owners), or maintainer (Maintainers).
emails_disabled boolean no Disable email notifications
avatar mixed no Image file for avatar of the group. Introduced in GitLab 12.9
mentions_disabled boolean no Disable the capability of a group from getting mentioned
lfs_enabled boolean no Enable/disable Large File Storage (LFS) for the projects in this group.
request_access_enabled boolean no Allow users to request member access.
parent_id integer no The parent group ID for creating nested group.
default_branch_protection integer no See Options for default_branch_protection. Default to the global level default branch protection setting.
shared_runners_minutes_limit integer no Pipeline minutes quota for this group (included in plan). Can be nil (default; inherit system default), 0 (unlimited) or > 0
extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit integer no Extra pipeline minutes quota for this group (purchased in addition to the minutes included in the plan).

Options for default_branch_protection

The default_branch_protection attribute determines whether developers and maintainers can push to the applicable master branch, as described in the following table:

Value Description
0 No protection. Developers and maintainers can:
- Push new commits
- Force push changes
- Delete the branch
1 Partial protection. Developers and maintainers can:
- Push new commits
2 Full protection. Only maintainers can:
- Push new commits

New Subgroup

This is similar to creating a New group. You’ll need the parent_id from the List groups call. You can then enter the desired:

  • subgroup_path
  • subgroup_name
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --data '{"path": "<subgroup_path>", "name": "<subgroup_name>", "parent_id": <parent_group_id> } \
  "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/"

Transfer project to group

Transfer a project to the Group namespace. Available only to instance administrators, although an alternative API endpoint is available which does not require instance administrator access. Transferring projects may fail when tagged packages exist in the project’s repository.

POST  /groups/:id/projects/:project_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the target group
project_id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/4/projects/56"

Update group

Updates the project group. Only available to group owners and administrators.

PUT /groups/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the group.
name string no The name of the group.
path string no The path of the group.
description string no The description of the group.
membership_lock boolean no Prevent adding new members to project membership within this group.
share_with_group_lock boolean no Prevent sharing a project with another group within this group.
visibility string no The visibility level of the group. Can be private, internal, or public.
require_two_factor_authentication boolean no Require all users in this group to setup Two-factor authentication.
two_factor_grace_period integer no Time before Two-factor authentication is enforced (in hours).
project_creation_level string no Determine if developers can create projects in the group. Can be noone (No one), maintainer (Maintainers), or developer (Developers + Maintainers).
auto_devops_enabled boolean no Default to Auto DevOps pipeline for all projects within this group.
subgroup_creation_level string no Allowed to create subgroups. Can be owner (Owners), or maintainer (Maintainers).
emails_disabled boolean no Disable email notifications
avatar mixed no Image file for avatar of the group. Introduced in GitLab 12.9
mentions_disabled boolean no Disable the capability of a group from getting mentioned
lfs_enabled (optional) boolean no Enable/disable Large File Storage (LFS) for the projects in this group.
request_access_enabled boolean no Allow users to request member access.
default_branch_protection integer no See Options for default_branch_protection.
file_template_project_id integer no The ID of a project to load custom file templates from.
shared_runners_minutes_limit integer no Pipeline minutes quota for this group (included in plan). Can be nil (default; inherit system default), 0 (unlimited) or > 0
extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit integer no Extra pipeline minutes quota for this group (purchased in addition to the minutes included in the plan).
prevent_forking_outside_group boolean no When enabled, users can not fork projects from this group to external namespaces
Note: The projects and shared_projects attributes in the response are deprecated and will be removed in API v5. To get the details of all projects within a group, use either the list a group’s projects or the list a group’s shared projects endpoint.
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/5?name=Experimental"

This endpoint returns:

Example response:

{
  "id": 5,
  "name": "Experimental",
  "path": "h5bp",
  "description": "foo",
  "visibility": "internal",
  "avatar_url": null,
  "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/groups/h5bp",
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "full_name": "Foobar Group",
  "full_path": "foo-bar",
  "file_template_project_id": 1,
  "parent_id": null,
  "created_at": "2020-01-15T12:36:29.590Z",
  "projects": [ // Deprecated and will be removed in API v5
    {
      "id": 9,
      "description": "foo",
      "default_branch": "master",
      "tag_list": [],
      "public": false,
      "archived": false,
      "visibility": "internal",
      "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@gitlab.example.com/html5-boilerplate.git",
      "http_url_to_repo": "http://gitlab.example.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate.git",
      "web_url": "http://gitlab.example.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
      "name": "Html5 Boilerplate",
      "name_with_namespace": "Experimental / Html5 Boilerplate",
      "path": "html5-boilerplate",
      "path_with_namespace": "h5bp/html5-boilerplate",
      "issues_enabled": true,
      "merge_requests_enabled": true,
      "wiki_enabled": true,
      "jobs_enabled": true,
      "snippets_enabled": true,
      "created_at": "2016-04-05T21:40:50.169Z",
      "last_activity_at": "2016-04-06T16:52:08.432Z",
      "shared_runners_enabled": true,
      "creator_id": 1,
      "namespace": {
        "id": 5,
        "name": "Experimental",
        "path": "h5bp",
        "kind": "group"
      },
      "avatar_url": null,
      "star_count": 1,
      "forks_count": 0,
      "open_issues_count": 3,
      "public_jobs": true,
      "shared_with_groups": [],
      "request_access_enabled": false
    }
  ]
}

Disabling the results limit

The 100 results limit can be disabled if it breaks integrations developed using GitLab 12.4 and earlier.

To disable the limit while migrating to using the list a group’s projects endpoint, ask a GitLab administrator with Rails console access to run the following command:

Feature.disable(:limit_projects_in_groups_api)

Remove group

Only available to group owners and administrators.

This endpoint either:

  • Removes group, and queues a background job to delete all projects in the group as well.
  • Since GitLab 12.8, on Premium or Silver or higher tiers, marks a group for deletion. The deletion will happen 7 days later by default, but this can be changed in the instance settings.
DELETE /groups/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group

The response will be 202 Accepted if the user has authorization.

Restore group marked for deletion

Introduced in GitLab 12.8.

Restores a group marked for deletion.

POST /groups/:id/restore

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group

Search for group

Get all groups that match your string in their name or path.

GET /groups?search=foobar
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Foobar Group",
    "path": "foo-bar",
    "description": "An interesting group"
  }
]

Hooks

Also called Group Hooks and Webhooks. These are different from System Hooks that are system wide and Project Hooks that are limited to one project.

List group hooks

Get a list of group hooks

GET /groups/:id/hooks
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group

Get group hook

Get a specific hook for a group.

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
hook_id integer yes The ID of a group hook
GET /groups/:id/hooks/:hook_id
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "http://example.com/hook",
  "group_id": 3,
  "push_events": true,
  "issues_events": true,
  "confidential_issues_events": true,
  "merge_requests_events": true,
  "tag_push_events": true,
  "note_events": true,
  "confidential_note_events": true,
  "job_events": true,
  "pipeline_events": true,
  "wiki_page_events": true,
  "deployment_events": true,
  "enable_ssl_verification": true,
  "created_at": "2012-10-12T17:04:47Z"
}

Add group hook

Adds a hook to a specified group.

POST /groups/:id/hooks
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
url string yes The hook URL
push_events boolean no Trigger hook on push events
issues_events boolean no Trigger hook on issues events
confidential_issues_events boolean no Trigger hook on confidential issues events
merge_requests_events boolean no Trigger hook on merge requests events
tag_push_events boolean no Trigger hook on tag push events
note_events boolean no Trigger hook on note events
confidential_note_events boolean no Trigger hook on confidential note events
job_events boolean no Trigger hook on job events
pipeline_events boolean no Trigger hook on pipeline events
wiki_page_events boolean no Trigger hook on wiki events
deployment_events boolean no Trigger hook on deployment events
enable_ssl_verification boolean no Do SSL verification when triggering the hook
token string no Secret token to validate received payloads; this will not be returned in the response

Edit group hook

Edits a hook for a specified group.

PUT /groups/:id/hooks/:hook_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
hook_id integer yes The ID of the group hook
url string yes The hook URL
push_events boolean no Trigger hook on push events
issues_events boolean no Trigger hook on issues events
confidential_issues_events boolean no Trigger hook on confidential issues events
merge_requests_events boolean no Trigger hook on merge requests events
tag_push_events boolean no Trigger hook on tag push events
note_events boolean no Trigger hook on note events
confidential_note_events boolean no Trigger hook on confidential note events
job_events boolean no Trigger hook on job events
pipeline_events boolean no Trigger hook on pipeline events
wiki_events boolean no Trigger hook on wiki events
deployment_events boolean no Trigger hook on deployment events
enable_ssl_verification boolean no Do SSL verification when triggering the hook
token string no Secret token to validate received payloads; this will not be returned in the response

Delete group hook

Removes a hook from a group. This is an idempotent method and can be called multiple times. Either the hook is available or not.

DELETE /groups/:id/hooks/:hook_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
hook_id integer yes The ID of the group hook.

Group Audit Events

Group audit events can be accessed via the Group Audit Events API

Sync group with LDAP

Syncs the group with its linked LDAP group. Only available to group owners and administrators.

POST /groups/:id/ldap_sync

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID or path of a user group

Group members

Please consult the Group Members documentation.

List, add, and delete LDAP group links.

Lists LDAP group links.

GET /groups/:id/ldap_group_links
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group

Adds an LDAP group link using a CN or filter. Adding a group link by filter is only supported in the Premium tier and above.

POST /groups/:id/ldap_group_links
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
cn string no The CN of an LDAP group
filter string no The LDAP filter for the group
group_access integer yes Minimum access level for members of the LDAP group
provider string yes LDAP provider for the LDAP group link
Note: To define the LDAP group link, provide either a cn or a filter, but not both.

Deletes an LDAP group link. Deprecated. Will be removed in a future release.

DELETE /groups/:id/ldap_group_links/:cn
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
cn string yes The CN of an LDAP group

Deletes an LDAP group link for a specific LDAP provider. Deprecated. Will be removed in a future release.

DELETE /groups/:id/ldap_group_links/:provider/:cn
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
cn string yes The CN of an LDAP group
provider string yes LDAP provider for the LDAP group link

Deletes an LDAP group link using a CN or filter. Deleting by filter is only supported in the Premium tier and above.

DELETE /groups/:id/ldap_group_links
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
cn string no The CN of an LDAP group
filter string no The LDAP filter for the group
provider string yes LDAP provider for the LDAP group link
Note: To delete the LDAP group link, provide either a cn or a filter, but not both.

Namespaces in groups

By default, groups only get 20 namespaces at a time because the API results are paginated.

To get more (up to 100), pass the following as an argument to the API call:

/groups?per_page=100

And to switch pages add:

/groups?per_page=100&page=2

Group badges

Read more in the Group Badges documentation.

Group Import/Export

Read more in the Group Import/Export documentation.

Share Groups with Groups

These endpoints create and delete links for sharing a group with another group. For more information, see the related discussion in the GitLab Groups page.

Share group with another group. Returns 200 and the group details on success.

POST /groups/:id/share
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
group_id integer yes The ID of the group to share with
group_access integer yes The access level to grant the group
expires_at string no Share expiration date in ISO 8601 format: 2016-09-26

Unshare the group from another group. Returns 204 and no content on success.

DELETE /groups/:id/share/:group_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
group_id integer yes The ID of the group to share with

Push Rules

Introduced in GitLab Starter 13.4.

Get group push rules

Get the push rules of a group.

Only available to group owners and administrators.

GET /groups/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID of the group or URL-encoded path of the group
{
  "id": 2,
  "created_at": "2020-08-17T19:09:19.580Z",
  "commit_message_regex": "[a-zA-Z]",
  "commit_message_negative_regex": "[x+]",
  "branch_name_regex": "[a-z]",
  "deny_delete_tag": true,
  "member_check": true,
  "prevent_secrets": true,
  "author_email_regex": "^[A-Za-z0-9.]+@gitlab.com$",
  "file_name_regex": "(exe)$",
  "max_file_size": 100
}

Users on GitLab Premium, Silver, or higher will also see the commit_committer_check and reject_unsigned_commits parameters:

{
  "id": 2,
  "created_at": "2020-08-17T19:09:19.580Z",
  "commit_committer_check": true,
  "reject_unsigned_commits": false,
  ...
}

Add group push rule

Adds push rules to the specified group.

Only available to group owners and administrators.

POST /groups/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
deny_delete_tag boolean no Deny deleting a tag
member_check boolean no Allows only GitLab users to author commits
prevent_secrets boolean no Files that are likely to contain secrets will be rejected
commit_message_regex string no All commit messages must match the regular expression provided in this attribute, e.g. Fixed \d+\..*
commit_message_negative_regex string no Commit messages matching the regular expression provided in this attribute will not be allowed, e.g. ssh\:\/\/
branch_name_regex string no All branch names must match the regular expression provided in this attribute, e.g. (feature|hotfix)\/*
author_email_regex string no All commit author emails must match the regular expression provided in this attribute, e.g. @my-company.com$
file_name_regex string no Filenames matching the regular expression provided in this attribute will not be allowed, e.g. (jar|exe)$
max_file_size integer no Maximum file size (MB) allowed
commit_committer_check boolean no Only commits pushed using verified emails will be allowed
reject_unsigned_commits boolean no Only commits signed through GPG will be allowed
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/19/push_rule"

Response:

{
    "id": 19,
    "created_at": "2020-08-31T15:53:00.073Z",
    "commit_message_regex": "[a-zA-Z]",
    "commit_message_negative_regex": "[x+]",
    "branch_name_regex": null,
    "deny_delete_tag": false,
    "member_check": false,
    "prevent_secrets": false,
    "author_email_regex": "^[A-Za-z0-9.]+@gitlab.com$",
    "file_name_regex": null,
    "max_file_size": 100
}

Edit group push rule

Edit push rules for a specified group.

Only available to group owners and administrators.

PUT /groups/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
deny_delete_tag boolean no Deny deleting a tag
member_check boolean no Restricts commits to be authored by existing GitLab users only
prevent_secrets boolean no Files that are likely to contain secrets will be rejected
commit_message_regex string no All commit messages must match the regular expression provided in this attribute, e.g. Fixed \d+\..*
commit_message_negative_regex string no Commit messages matching the regular expression provided in this attribute will not be allowed, e.g. ssh\:\/\/
branch_name_regex string no All branch names must match the regular expression provided in this attribute, e.g. (feature|hotfix)\/*
author_email_regex string no All commit author emails must match the regular expression provided in this attribute, e.g. @my-company.com$
file_name_regex string no Filenames matching the regular expression provided in this attribute will not be allowed, e.g. (jar|exe)$
max_file_size integer no Maximum file size (MB) allowed
commit_committer_check boolean no Only commits pushed using verified emails will be allowed
reject_unsigned_commits boolean no Only commits signed through GPG will be allowed
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/19/push_rule"

Response:

{
    "id": 19,
    "created_at": "2020-08-31T15:53:00.073Z",
    "commit_message_regex": "[a-zA-Z]",
    "commit_message_negative_regex": "[x+]",
    "branch_name_regex": null,
    "deny_delete_tag": false,
    "member_check": false,
    "prevent_secrets": false,
    "author_email_regex": "^[A-Za-z0-9.]+@staging.gitlab.com$",
    "file_name_regex": null,
    "max_file_size": 100
}

Delete group push rule

Deletes the push rules of a group.

Only available to group owners and administrators.

DELETE /groups/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group