License

In order to interact with license endpoints, you need to authenticate yourself as an admin.

Retrieve information about the current license

GET /license
{
  "id": 2,
  "plan": "gold",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "active_users": 300,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe1"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Retrieve information about all licenses

GET /licenses
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "plan": "silver",
    "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
    "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
    "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
    "historical_max": 300,
    "expired": false,
    "overage": 200,
    "user_limit": 100,
    "licensee": {
      "Name": "John Doe1"
    },
    "add_ons": {
      "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
      "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "plan": "gold",
    "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
    "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
    "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
    "historical_max": 300,
    "expired": false,
    "overage": 200,
    "user_limit": 100,
    "licensee": {
      "Name": "Doe John"
    },
    "add_ons": {
      "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    }
  }
]

Overage is the difference between the number of active users and the licensed number of users. This is calculated differently depending on whether the license has expired or not.

  • If the license has expired, it uses the historical maximum active user count (historical_max).
  • If the license has not expired, it uses the current active users count.

Returns:

  • 200 OK with response containing the licenses in JSON format. This will be an empty JSON array if there are no licenses.
  • 403 Forbidden if the current user in not permitted to read the licenses.

Add a new license

POST /license
Attribute Type Required Description
license string yes The license string
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license?license=eyJkYXRhIjoiMHM5Q...S01Udz09XG4ifQ=="

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "plan": "gold",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "active_users": 300,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe1"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Returns:

  • 201 Created if the license is successfully added.
  • 400 Bad Request if the license couldn’t be added, with an error message explaining the reason.

Delete a license

DELETE /license/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of the GitLab license.
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license/:id"

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "plan": "gold",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Returns:

  • 204 No Content if the license is successfully deleted.
  • 403 Forbidden if the current user in not permitted to delete the license.
  • 404 Not Found if the license to delete could not be found.