Import API

Import repository from GitHub

Import your projects from GitHub to GitLab via the API.

POST /import/github
Attribute Type Required Description
personal_access_token string yes GitHub personal access token
repo_id integer yes GitHub repository ID
new_name string no New repository name
target_namespace string yes Namespace to import repository into. Supports subgroups like /namespace/subgroup.
github_hostname string no Custom GitHub enterprise hostname. Defaults to GitHub.com if github_hostname is not set.
curl --request POST \
  --url "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/import/github" \
  --header "content-type: application/json" \
  --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" \
  --data '{
    "personal_access_token": "aBc123abC12aBc123abC12abC123+_A/c123",
    "repo_id": "12345",
    "target_namespace": "group/subgroup",
    "new_name": "NEW-NAME"
}'

Example response:

{
    "id": 27,
    "name": "my-repo",
    "full_path": "/root/my-repo",
    "full_name": "Administrator / my-repo"
}

Import repository from Bitbucket Server

Import your projects from Bitbucket Server to GitLab via the API.

Note: The Bitbucket Project Key is only used for finding the repository in Bitbucket. You must specify a target_namespace if you want to import the repository to a GitLab group. If you do not specify target_namespace, the project imports to your personal user namespace.
POST /import/bitbucket_server
Attribute Type Required Description
bitbucket_server_url string yes Bitbucket Server URL
bitbucket_server_username string yes Bitbucket Server Username
personal_access_token string yes Bitbucket Server personal access token/password
bitbucket_server_project string yes Bitbucket Project Key
bitbucket_server_repo string yes Bitbucket Repository Name
new_name string no New repository name
target_namespace string no Namespace to import repository into. Supports subgroups like /namespace/subgroup
curl --request POST \
  --url https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/import/bitbucket_server \
  --header "content-type: application/json" \
  --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" \
  --data '{
    "bitbucket_server_url": "http://bitbucket.example.com",
    "bitbucket_server_username": "root",
    "personal_access_token": "Nzk4MDcxODY4MDAyOiP8y410zF3tGAyLnHRv/E0+3xYs",
    "bitbucket_server_project": "NEW",
    "bitbucket_server_repo": "my-repo"
}'