Labels API

List labels

Get all labels for a given project.

GET /projects/:id/labels
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
with_counts boolean no Whether or not to include issue and merge request counts. Defaults to false. (Introduced in GitLab 12.2)
include_ancestor_groups boolean no Include ancestor groups. Defaults to true.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels?with_counts=true

Example response:

[
  {
    "id" : 1,
    "name" : "bug",
    "color" : "#d9534f",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "description": "Bug reported by user",
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "closed_issues_count": 0,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 1,
    "subscribed": false,
    "priority": 10,
    "is_project_label": true
  },
  {
    "id" : 4,
    "color" : "#d9534f",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "name" : "confirmed",
    "description": "Confirmed issue",
    "open_issues_count": 2,
    "closed_issues_count": 5,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
    "subscribed": false,
    "priority": null,
    "is_project_label": true
  },
  {
    "id" : 7,
    "name" : "critical",
    "color" : "#d9534f",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "description": "Critical issue. Need fix ASAP",
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "closed_issues_count": 3,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 1,
    "subscribed": false,
    "priority": null,
    "is_project_label": true
  },
  {
    "id" : 8,
    "name" : "documentation",
    "color" : "#f0ad4e",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "description": "Issue about documentation",
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "closed_issues_count": 0,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 2,
    "subscribed": false,
    "priority": null,
    "is_project_label": false
  },
  {
    "id" : 9,
    "color" : "#5cb85c",
    "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
    "name" : "enhancement",
    "description": "Enhancement proposal",
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "closed_issues_count": 0,
    "open_merge_requests_count": 1,
    "subscribed": true,
    "priority": null,
    "is_project_label": true
  }
]

Get a single project label

Get a single label for a given project.

GET /projects/:id/labels/:label_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
label_id integer or string yes The ID or title of a group’s label.
include_ancestor_groups boolean no Include ancestor groups. Defaults to true.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels/bug

Example response:

{
  "id" : 1,
  "name" : "bug",
  "color" : "#d9534f",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Bug reported by user",
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 1,
  "subscribed": false,
  "priority": 10,
  "is_project_label": true
}

Create a new label

Creates a new label for the given repository with the given name and color.

POST /projects/:id/labels
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
name string yes The name of the label
color string yes The color of the label given in 6-digit hex notation with leading ‘#’ sign (e.g. #FFAABB) or one of the CSS color names
description string no The description of the label
priority integer no The priority of the label. Must be greater or equal than zero or null to remove the priority.
curl --data "name=feature&color=#5843AD" --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels"

Example response:

{
  "id" : 10,
  "name" : "feature",
  "color" : "#5843AD",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description":null,
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 0,
  "subscribed": false,
  "priority": null,
    "is_project_label": true
}

Delete a label

Deletes a label with a given name.

DELETE /projects/:id/labels/:label_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
label_id integer or string yes The ID or title of a group’s label.
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels/bug"
Note: An older endpoint DELETE /projects/:id/labels with name in the params is still available, but deprecated.

Edit an existing label

Updates an existing label with new name or new color. At least one parameter is required, to update the label.

PUT /projects/:id/labels/:label_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
label_id integer or string yes The ID or title of a group’s label.
new_name string yes if color is not provided The new name of the label
color string yes if new_name is not provided The color of the label given in 6-digit hex notation with leading ‘#’ sign (e.g. #FFAABB) or one of the CSS color names
description string no The new description of the label
priority integer no The new priority of the label. Must be greater or equal than zero or null to remove the priority.
curl --request PUT --data "new_name=docs&color=#8E44AD&description=Documentation" --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels/documentation"

Example response:

{
  "id" : 8,
  "name" : "docs",
  "color" : "#8E44AD",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Documentation",
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 2,
  "subscribed": false,
  "priority": null,
  "is_project_label": true
}
Note: An older endpoint PUT /projects/:id/labels with name or label_id in the params is still available, but deprecated.

Promote a project label to a group label

Introduced in GitLab 12.3.

Promotes a project label to a group label.

PUT /projects/:id/labels/:label_id/promote
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
label_id integer or string yes The ID or title of a group’s label.
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels/documentation/promote"

Example response:

{
  "id" : 8,
  "name" : "documentation",
  "color" : "#8E44AD",
  "description": "Documentation",
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 2,
  "subscribed": false
}
Note: An older endpoint PUT /projects/:id/labels/promote with name in the params is still available, but deprecated.

Subscribe to a label

Subscribes the authenticated user to a label to receive notifications. If the user is already subscribed to the label, the status code 304 is returned.

POST /projects/:id/labels/:label_id/subscribe
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
label_id integer or string yes The ID or title of a project’s label
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/labels/1/subscribe

Example response:

{
  "id" : 1,
  "name" : "bug",
  "color" : "#d9534f",
  "text_color" : "#FFFFFF",
  "description": "Bug reported by user",
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "closed_issues_count": 0,
  "open_merge_requests_count": 1,
  "subscribed": true,
  "priority": null,
  "is_project_label": true
}

Unsubscribe from a label

Unsubscribes the authenticated user from a label to not receive notifications from it. If the user is not subscribed to the label, the status code 304 is returned.

POST /projects/:id/labels/:label_id/unsubscribe
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
label_id integer or string yes The ID or title of a project’s label
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/labels/1/unsubscribe