Keys API

Get SSH key with user by ID of an SSH key

Get SSH key with user by ID of an SSH key. Note only administrators can lookup SSH key with user by ID of an SSH key.

GET /keys/:id
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idintegeryesThe ID of an SSH key

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" 'https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/keys/1
{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "Sample key 25",
  "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt1256k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
  "created_at": "2015-09-03T07:24:44.627Z",
  "expires_at": "2020-05-05T00:00:00.000Z"
  "user": {
    "name": "John Smith",
    "username": "john_smith",
    "id": 25,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/cfa35b8cd2ec278026357769582fa563?s=40\u0026d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
    "created_at": "2015-09-03T07:24:01.670Z",
    "bio": null,
    "location": null,
    "public_email": "john@example.com",
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": null,
    "last_sign_in_at": "2015-09-03T07:24:01.670Z",
    "confirmed_at": "2015-09-03T07:24:01.670Z",
    "last_activity_on": "2015-09-03",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "theme_id": 2,
    "color_scheme_id": 1,
    "projects_limit": 10,
    "current_sign_in_at": null,
    "identities": [],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": false
    "external": false,
    "private_profile": null
  }
}

Get user by fingerprint of SSH key

You can search for a user that owns a specific SSH key. Note only administrators can lookup SSH key with the fingerprint of an SSH key.

GET /keys
AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
fingerprintstringyesThe fingerprint of an SSH key

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" 'https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/keys?fingerprint=ba:81:59:68:d7:6c:cd:02:02:bf:6a:9b:55:4e:af:d1'

If using sha256 fingerprint API calls, make sure that the fingerprint is URL-encoded.

For example, / is represented by %2F and : is represented by%3A:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" 'https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/keys?fingerprint=SHA256%3AnUhzNyftwADy8AH3wFY31tAKs7HufskYTte2aXo%2FlCg

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "Sample key 1",
  "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt1016k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
  "created_at": "2019-11-14T15:11:13.222Z",
  "expires_at": "2020-05-05T00:00:00.000Z"
  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://0.0.0.0:3000/root",
    "created_at": "2019-11-14T15:09:34.831Z",
    "bio": null,
    "location": null,
    "public_email": "",
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": null,
    "last_sign_in_at": "2019-11-16T22:41:26.663Z",
    "confirmed_at": "2019-11-14T15:09:34.575Z",
    "last_activity_on": "2019-11-20",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "theme_id": 1,
    "color_scheme_id": 1,
    "projects_limit": 100000,
    "current_sign_in_at": "2019-11-19T14:42:18.078Z",
    "identities": [
    ],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": false,
    "external": false,
    "private_profile": false,
    "shared_runners_minutes_limit": null,
    "extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit": null
  }
}

Get user by deploy key fingerprint

Introduced in GitLab 12.7.

Deploy keys are bound to the creating user, so if you query with a deploy key fingerprint you get additional information about the projects using that key.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" 'https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/keys?fingerprint=SHA256%3AnUhzNyftwADy8AH3wFY31tAKs7HufskYTte2aXo%2FlCg

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "Sample key 1",
  "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt1016k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
  "created_at": "2019-11-14T15:11:13.222Z",
  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://0.0.0.0:3000/root",
    "created_at": "2019-11-14T15:09:34.831Z",
    "bio": null,
    "location": null,
    "public_email": "",
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": null,
    "last_sign_in_at": "2019-11-16T22:41:26.663Z",
    "confirmed_at": "2019-11-14T15:09:34.575Z",
    "last_activity_on": "2019-11-20",
    "email": "admin@example.com",
    "theme_id": 1,
    "color_scheme_id": 1,
    "projects_limit": 100000,
    "current_sign_in_at": "2019-11-19T14:42:18.078Z",
    "identities": [
    ],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": false,
    "external": false,
    "private_profile": false,
    "shared_runners_minutes_limit": null,
    "extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit": null
  },
  "deploy_keys_projects": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "deploy_key_id": 1,
      "project_id": 1,
      "created_at": "2020-01-09T07:32:52.453Z",
      "updated_at": "2020-01-09T07:32:52.453Z",
      "can_push": false
    }
  ]
}