Invitations API

Use the Invitations API to send email to users you want to join a group or project, and to list pending invitations.

Valid access levels

To send an invitation, you must have access to the project or group you are sending email for. Valid access levels are defined in the Gitlab::Access module. Currently, these levels are valid:

  • No access (0)
  • Minimal access (5) (Introduced in GitLab 13.5.)
  • Guest (10)
  • Reporter (20)
  • Developer (30)
  • Maintainer (40)
  • Owner (50) - Only valid to set for groups
cautionDue to an issue, projects in personal namespaces don’t show owner (50) permission.

Invite by email to group or project

Invites a new user by email to join a group or project.

POST /groups/:id/invitations
POST /projects/:id/invitations
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project or group owned by the authenticated user
email string yes The email of the new member or multiple emails separated by commas
access_level integer yes A valid access level
expires_at string no A date string in the format YEAR-MONTH-DAY
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --data "email=test@example.com&access_level=30" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/:id/invitations"
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --data "email=test@example.com&access_level=30" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/:id/invitations"

Example responses:

When all emails were successfully sent:

{  "status":  "success"  }

When there was any error sending the email:

{
  "status": "error",
  "message": {
               "test@example.com": "Invite email has already been taken",
               "test2@example.com": "User already exists in source"
             }
}

List all invitations pending for a group or project

Gets a list of invited group or project members viewable by the authenticated user. Returns invitations to direct members only, and not through inherited ancestors’ groups.

This function takes pagination parameters page and per_page to restrict the list of users.

GET /groups/:id/invitations
GET /projects/:id/invitations
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project or group owned by the authenticated user
page integer no Page to retrieve
per_page integer no Number of member invitations to return per page
query string no A query string to search for invited members by invite email. Query text must match email address exactly. When empty, returns all invitations.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/:id/invitations?query=member@example.org"
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/:id/invitations?query=member@example.org"

Example response:

 [
   {
     "id": 1,
     "invite_email": "member@example.org",
     "created_at": "2020-10-22T14:13:35Z",
     "access_level": 30,
     "expires_at": "2020-11-22T14:13:35Z",
     "user_name": "Raymond Smith",
     "created_by_name": "Administrator"
   },
]

Update an invitation to a group or project

Updates a pending invitation’s access level or access expiry date.

PUT /groups/:id/invitations/:email
PUT /projects/:id/invitations/:email
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project or group owned by the authenticated user.
email string yes The email address to which the invitation was previously sent.
access_level integer no A valid access level (defaults: 30, developer access level).
expires_at string no A date string in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ).
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/55/invitations/email@example.org?access_level=40"
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/55/invitations/email@example.org?access_level=40"

Example response:

{
  "expires_at": "2012-10-22T14:13:35Z",
  "access_level": 40,
}

Delete an invitation to a group or project

Deletes a pending invitation by email address.

DELETE /groups/:id/invitations/:email
DELETE /projects/:id/invitations/:email
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project or group owned by the authenticated user
email string yes The email address to which the invitation was previously sent
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/55/invitations/email@example.org"
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/55/invitations/email@example.org"
  • Returns 204 and no content on success.
  • Returns 403 forbidden if unauthorized to delete the invitation.
  • Returns 404 not found if authorized and no invitation is found for that email address.
  • Returns 409 if the request was valid but the invitation could not be deleted.