Namespaces API

Usernames and group names fall under a special category called namespaces.

For users and groups supported API calls see the users and groups documentation respectively.

Pagination is used.

List namespaces

Get a list of the namespaces of the authenticated user. If the user is an administrator, a list of all namespaces in the GitLab instance is shown.

GET /namespaces
GET /namespaces?search=foobar
GET /namespaces?owned_only=true
Attribute Type Required Description
search string no Returns a list of namespaces the user is authorized to view based on the search criteria
owned_only boolean no In GitLab 14.2 and later, returns a list of owned namespaces only

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/namespaces"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "user1",
    "path": "user1",
    "kind": "user",
    "full_path": "user1",
    "parent_id": null,
    "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/user1",
    "billable_members_count": 1,
    "plan": "default",
    "trial_ends_on": null,
    "trial": false
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "name": "group1",
    "path": "group1",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "group1",
    "parent_id": null,
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/group1",
    "members_count_with_descendants": 2,
    "billable_members_count": 2,
    "plan": "default",
    "trial_ends_on": null,
    "trial": false
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "bar",
    "path": "bar",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "foo/bar",
    "parent_id": 9,
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/foo/bar",
    "members_count_with_descendants": 5,
    "billable_members_count": 5,
    "plan": "default",
    "trial_ends_on": null,
    "trial": false
  }
]

Owners also see the plan property associated with a namespace:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "user1",
    "plan": "silver",
    ...
  }
]

Users on GitLab.com also see max_seats_used and seats_in_use parameters. max_seats_used is the highest number of users the group had. seats_in_use is the number of license seats currently being used. Both values are updated once a day.

max_seats_used and seats_in_use are non-zero only for namespaces on paid plans.

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "user1",
    "billable_members_count": 2,
    "max_seats_used": 3,
    "seats_in_use": 2,
    ...
  }
]
noteOnly group owners are presented with members_count_with_descendants and plan.

Get namespace by ID

Get a namespace by ID.

GET /namespaces/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes ID or URL-encoded path of the namespace

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/namespaces/2"

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "name": "group1",
  "path": "group1",
  "kind": "group",
  "full_path": "group1",
  "parent_id": null,
  "avatar_url": null,
  "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/group1",
  "members_count_with_descendants": 2,
  "billable_members_count": 2,
  "max_seats_used": 0,
  "seats_in_use": 0,
  "plan": "default",
  "trial_ends_on": null,
  "trial": false
}

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/namespaces/group1"

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "name": "group1",
  "path": "group1",
  "kind": "group",
  "full_path": "group1",
  "parent_id": null,
  "avatar_url": null,
  "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/group1",
  "members_count_with_descendants": 2,
  "billable_members_count": 2,
  "max_seats_used": 0,
  "seats_in_use": 0,
  "plan": "default",
  "trial_ends_on": null,
  "trial": false
}

Get existence of a namespace

Get existence of a namespace by path. Suggests a new namespace path that does not already exist.

GET /namespaces/:namespace/exists
Attribute Type Required Description
namespace string yes Namespace’s path.
parent_id integer no The ID of the parent namespace. If no ID is specified, only top-level namespaces are considered.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/namespaces/my-group/exists?parent_id=1"

Example response:

{
    "exists": true,
    "suggests": [
        "my-group1"
    ]
}