Projects API

Project visibility level

Project in GitLab can be either private, internal or public. This is determined by the visibility field in the project.

Values for the project visibility level are:

  • private: project access must be granted explicitly for each user.
  • internal: the project can be cloned by any signed-in user except external users.
  • public: the project can be accessed without any authentication.

Project merge method

There are three options for merge_method to choose from:

  • merge: a merge commit is created for every merge, and merging is allowed if there are no conflicts.
  • rebase_merge: a merge commit is created for every merge, but merging is only allowed if fast-forward merge is possible. This way you could make sure that if this merge request would build, after merging to target branch it would also build.
  • ff: no merge commits are created and all merges are fast-forwarded, which means that merging is only allowed if the branch could be fast-forwarded.

List all projects

Get a list of all visible projects across GitLab for the authenticated user. When accessed without authentication, only public projects with simple fields are returned.

GET /projects
Attribute Type Required Description
archived boolean No Limit by archived status.
id_after integer No Limit results to projects with IDs greater than the specified ID.
id_before integer No Limit results to projects with IDs less than the specified ID.
last_activity_after datetime No Limit results to projects with last_activity after specified time. Format: ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ
last_activity_before datetime No Limit results to projects with last_activity before specified time. Format: ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ
membership boolean No Limit by projects that the current user is a member of.
min_access_level integer No Limit by current user minimal access level.
order_by string No Return projects ordered by id, name, path, created_at, updated_at, or last_activity_at fields. repository_size, storage_size, packages_size or wiki_size fields are only allowed for admins. Default is created_at.
owned boolean No Limit by projects explicitly owned by the current user.
repository_checksum_failed boolean No Limit projects where the repository checksum calculation has failed (Introduced in GitLab Premium 11.2).
repository_storage string No Limit results to projects stored on repository_storage. (admins only)
search_namespaces boolean No Include ancestor namespaces when matching search criteria. Default is false.
search string No Return list of projects matching the search criteria.
simple boolean No Return only limited fields for each project. This is a no-op without authentication as then only simple fields are returned.
sort string No Return projects sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc.
starred boolean No Limit by projects starred by the current user.
statistics boolean No Include project statistics.
visibility string No Limit by visibility public, internal, or private.
wiki_checksum_failed boolean No Limit projects where the wiki checksum calculation has failed (Introduced in GitLab Premium 11.2).
with_custom_attributes boolean No Include custom attributes in response. (admins only)
with_issues_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled issues feature.
with_merge_requests_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled merge requests feature.
with_programming_language string No Limit by projects which use the given programming language.

This endpoint supports keyset pagination for selected order_by options.

When simple=true or the user is unauthenticated this returns something like:

[
  {
    "id": 4,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "disapora client"
    ],
    "name": "Diaspora Client",
    "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Client",
    "path": "diaspora-client",
    "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "forks_count": 0,
    "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/4/uploads/avatar.png",
    "star_count": 0,
  },
  {
    "id": 6,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
...

When the user is authenticated and simple is not set this returns something like:

[
  {
    "id": 4,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "private",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "disapora client"
    ],
    "owner": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
    },
    "name": "Diaspora Client",
    "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Client",
    "path": "diaspora-client",
    "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "path": "diaspora",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "diaspora"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "archived": false,
    "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/4/uploads/avatar.png",
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 0,
    "runners_token": "b8547b1dc37721d05889db52fa2f02",
    "ci_default_git_depth": 50,
    "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "marked_for_deletion_at": "2020-04-03", // Deprecated and will be removed in API v5 in favor of marked_for_deletion_on
    "marked_for_deletion_on": "2020-04-03",
    "statistics": {
      "commit_count": 37,
      "storage_size": 1038090,
      "repository_size": 1038090,
      "wiki_size" : 0,
      "lfs_objects_size": 0,
      "job_artifacts_size": 0,
      "packages_size": 0,
      "snippets_size": 0
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    },
  },
  {
    "id": 6,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "private",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:brightbox/puppet.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "puppet"
    ],
    "owner": {
      "id": 4,
      "name": "Brightbox",
      "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
    },
    "name": "Puppet",
    "name_with_namespace": "Brightbox / Puppet",
    "path": "puppet",
    "path_with_namespace": "brightbox/puppet",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 4,
      "name": "Brightbox",
      "path": "brightbox",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "brightbox"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "import_error": null,
    "permissions": {
      "project_access": {
        "access_level": 10,
        "notification_level": 3
      },
      "group_access": {
        "access_level": 50,
        "notification_level": 3
      }
    },
    "archived": false,
    "avatar_url": null,
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 0,
    "runners_token": "b8547b1dc37721d05889db52fa2f02",
    "ci_default_git_depth": 0,
    "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "auto_devops_enabled": true,
    "auto_devops_deploy_strategy": "continuous",
    "repository_storage": "default",
    "approvals_before_merge": 0,
    "mirror": false,
    "mirror_user_id": 45,
    "mirror_trigger_builds": false,
    "only_mirror_protected_branches": false,
    "mirror_overwrites_diverged_branches": false,
    "external_authorization_classification_label": null,
    "packages_enabled": true,
    "service_desk_enabled": false,
    "service_desk_address": null,
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "statistics": {
      "commit_count": 12,
      "storage_size": 2066080,
      "repository_size": 2066080,
      "wiki_size" : 0,
      "lfs_objects_size": 0,
      "job_artifacts_size": 0,
      "packages_size": 0,
      "snippets_size": 0
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    }
  }
]
Note: For users of GitLab Silver, Premium, or higher, the marked_for_deletion_at attribute has been deprecated, and will be removed in API v5 in favor of the marked_for_deletion_on attribute.

Users of GitLab Starter, Bronze, or higher can also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

[
  {
    "id": 4,
    "description": null,
    "approvals_before_merge": 0,
    ...
  }
]

You can filter by custom attributes with:

GET /projects?custom_attributes[key]=value&custom_attributes[other_key]=other_value

Pagination limits

In GitLab 13.0 and later, offset-based pagination is limited to 50,000 records. Keyset pagination is required to retrieve projects beyond this limit.

Keyset pagination supports only order_by=id. Other sorting options aren’t available.

List user projects

Get a list of visible projects owned by the given user. When accessed without authentication, only public projects are returned.

This endpoint supports keyset pagination for selected order_by options.

GET /users/:user_id/projects
Attribute Type Required Description
archived boolean No Limit by archived status.
id_after integer No Limit results to projects with IDs greater than the specified ID.
id_before integer No Limit results to projects with IDs less than the specified ID.
membership boolean No Limit by projects that the current user is a member of.
min_access_level integer No Limit by current user minimal access level.
order_by string No Return projects ordered by id, name, path, created_at, updated_at, or last_activity_at fields. Default is created_at.
owned boolean No Limit by projects explicitly owned by the current user.
search string No Return list of projects matching the search criteria.
simple boolean No Return only limited fields for each project. This is a no-op without authentication as then only simple fields are returned.
sort string No Return projects sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc.
starred boolean No Limit by projects starred by the current user.
statistics boolean No Include project statistics.
user_id string Yes The ID or username of the user.
visibility string No Limit by visibility public, internal, or private.
with_custom_attributes boolean No Include custom attributes in response. (admins only)
with_issues_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled issues feature.
with_merge_requests_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled merge requests feature.
with_programming_language string No Limit by projects which use the given programming language.
[
  {
    "id": 4,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "private",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "disapora client"
    ],
    "owner": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
    },
    "name": "Diaspora Client",
    "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Client",
    "path": "diaspora-client",
    "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "path": "diaspora",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "diaspora"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "archived": false,
    "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/4/uploads/avatar.png",
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 0,
    "runners_token": "b8547b1dc37721d05889db52fa2f02",
    "ci_default_git_depth": 50,
    "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "marked_for_deletion_at": "2020-04-03", // Deprecated and will be removed in API v5 in favor of marked_for_deletion_on
    "marked_for_deletion_on": "2020-04-03",
    "statistics": {
      "commit_count": 37,
      "storage_size": 1038090,
      "repository_size": 1038090,
      "wiki_size" : 0,
      "lfs_objects_size": 0,
      "job_artifacts_size": 0,
      "packages_size": 0,
      "snippets_size": 0
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 6,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "private",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:brightbox/puppet.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "puppet"
    ],
    "owner": {
      "id": 4,
      "name": "Brightbox",
      "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
    },
    "name": "Puppet",
    "name_with_namespace": "Brightbox / Puppet",
    "path": "puppet",
    "path_with_namespace": "brightbox/puppet",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 4,
      "name": "Brightbox",
      "path": "brightbox",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "brightbox"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "import_error": null,
    "permissions": {
      "project_access": {
        "access_level": 10,
        "notification_level": 3
      },
      "group_access": {
        "access_level": 50,
        "notification_level": 3
      }
    },
    "archived": false,
    "avatar_url": null,
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 0,
    "runners_token": "b8547b1dc37721d05889db52fa2f02",
    "ci_default_git_depth": 0,
    "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "auto_devops_enabled": true,
    "auto_devops_deploy_strategy": "continuous",
    "repository_storage": "default",
    "approvals_before_merge": 0,
    "mirror": false,
    "mirror_user_id": 45,
    "mirror_trigger_builds": false,
    "only_mirror_protected_branches": false,
    "mirror_overwrites_diverged_branches": false,
    "external_authorization_classification_label": null,
    "packages_enabled": true,
    "service_desk_enabled": false,
    "service_desk_address": null,
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "statistics": {
      "commit_count": 12,
      "storage_size": 2066080,
      "repository_size": 2066080,
      "wiki_size" : 0,
      "lfs_objects_size": 0,
      "job_artifacts_size": 0,
      "packages_size": 0,
      "snippets_size": 0
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    }
  }
]

List projects starred by a user

Get a list of visible projects owned by the given user. When accessed without authentication, only public projects are returned.

GET /users/:user_id/starred_projects
Attribute Type Required Description
archived boolean No Limit by archived status.
membership boolean No Limit by projects that the current user is a member of.
min_access_level integer No Limit by current user minimal access level.
order_by string No Return projects ordered by id, name, path, created_at, updated_at, or last_activity_at fields. Default is created_at.
owned boolean No Limit by projects explicitly owned by the current user.
search string No Return list of projects matching the search criteria.
simple boolean No Return only limited fields for each project. This is a no-op without authentication as then only simple fields are returned..
sort string No Return projects sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc.
starred boolean No Limit by projects starred by the current user.
statistics boolean No Include project statistics.
user_id string Yes The ID or username of the user.
visibility string No Limit by visibility public, internal, or private.
with_custom_attributes boolean No Include custom attributes in response. (admins only)
with_issues_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled issues feature.
with_merge_requests_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled merge requests feature.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/5/starred_projects"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 4,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "private",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "disapora client"
    ],
    "owner": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
    },
    "name": "Diaspora Client",
    "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Client",
    "path": "diaspora-client",
    "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-client",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "path": "diaspora",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "diaspora"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "archived": false,
    "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/4/uploads/avatar.png",
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 0,
    "runners_token": "b8547b1dc37721d05889db52fa2f02",
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "statistics": {
      "commit_count": 37,
      "storage_size": 1038090,
      "repository_size": 1038090,
      "lfs_objects_size": 0,
      "job_artifacts_size": 0
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 6,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "private",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:brightbox/puppet.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/brightbox/puppet/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "puppet"
    ],
    "owner": {
      "id": 4,
      "name": "Brightbox",
      "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
    },
    "name": "Puppet",
    "name_with_namespace": "Brightbox / Puppet",
    "path": "puppet",
    "path_with_namespace": "brightbox/puppet",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 4,
      "name": "Brightbox",
      "path": "brightbox",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "brightbox"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "import_error": null,
    "permissions": {
      "project_access": {
        "access_level": 10,
        "notification_level": 3
      },
      "group_access": {
        "access_level": 50,
        "notification_level": 3
      }
    },
    "archived": false,
    "avatar_url": null,
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 0,
    "runners_token": "b8547b1dc37721d05889db52fa2f02",
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "auto_devops_enabled": true,
    "auto_devops_deploy_strategy": "continuous",
    "repository_storage": "default",
    "approvals_before_merge": 0,
    "mirror": false,
    "mirror_user_id": 45,
    "mirror_trigger_builds": false,
    "only_mirror_protected_branches": false,
    "mirror_overwrites_diverged_branches": false,
    "external_authorization_classification_label": null,
    "packages_enabled": true,
    "service_desk_enabled": false,
    "service_desk_address": null,
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "statistics": {
      "commit_count": 12,
      "storage_size": 2066080,
      "repository_size": 2066080,
      "lfs_objects_size": 0,
      "job_artifacts_size": 0
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    }
  }
]

Get single project

Get a specific project. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the project is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
license boolean No Include project license data.
statistics boolean No Include project statistics.
with_custom_attributes boolean No Include custom attributes in response. (admins only)
{
  "id": 3,
  "description": null,
  "default_branch": "master",
  "visibility": "private",
  "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site/blob/master/README.md",
  "tag_list": [
    "example",
    "disapora project"
  ],
  "owner": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
  },
  "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
  "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
  "path": "diaspora-project-site",
  "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "issues_enabled": true,
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "merge_requests_enabled": true,
  "jobs_enabled": true,
  "wiki_enabled": true,
  "snippets_enabled": false,
  "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
  "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
  "container_registry_enabled": false,
  "container_expiration_policy": {
    "cadence": "7d",
    "enabled": false,
    "keep_n": null,
    "older_than": null,
    "name_regex": null, // to be deprecated in GitLab 13.0 in favor of `name_regex_delete`
    "name_regex_delete": null,
    "name_regex_keep": null,
    "next_run_at": "2020-01-07T21:42:58.658Z"
  },
  "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "creator_id": 3,
  "namespace": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "path": "diaspora",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "diaspora",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/group/avatar/3/foo.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/groups/diaspora"
  },
  "import_status": "none",
  "import_error": null,
  "permissions": {
    "project_access": {
      "access_level": 10,
      "notification_level": 3
    },
    "group_access": {
      "access_level": 50,
      "notification_level": 3
    }
  },
  "archived": false,
  "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/3/uploads/avatar.png",
  "license_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/LICENSE",
  "license": {
    "key": "lgpl-3.0",
    "name": "GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0",
    "nickname": "GNU LGPLv3",
    "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/lgpl-3.0/",
    "source_url": "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt"
  },
  "shared_runners_enabled": true,
  "forks_count": 0,
  "star_count": 0,
  "runners_token": "b8bc4a7a29eb76ea83cf79e4908c2b",
  "ci_default_git_depth": 50,
  "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
  "public_jobs": true,
  "shared_with_groups": [
    {
      "group_id": 4,
      "group_name": "Twitter",
      "group_full_path": "twitter",
      "group_access_level": 30
    },
    {
      "group_id": 3,
      "group_name": "Gitlab Org",
      "group_full_path": "gitlab-org",
      "group_access_level": 10
    }
  ],
  "repository_storage": "default",
  "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
  "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
  "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
  "printing_merge_requests_link_enabled": true,
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "merge_method": "merge",
  "auto_devops_enabled": true,
  "auto_devops_deploy_strategy": "continuous",
  "repository_storage": "default",
  "approvals_before_merge": 0,
  "mirror": false,
  "mirror_user_id": 45,
  "mirror_trigger_builds": false,
  "only_mirror_protected_branches": false,
  "mirror_overwrites_diverged_branches": false,
  "external_authorization_classification_label": null,
  "packages_enabled": true,
  "service_desk_enabled": false,
  "service_desk_address": null,
  "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
  "suggestion_commit_message": null,
  "marked_for_deletion_at": "2020-04-03", // Deprecated and will be removed in API v5 in favor of marked_for_deletion_on
  "marked_for_deletion_on": "2020-04-03",
  "compliance_frameworks": [ "sox" ],
  "statistics": {
    "commit_count": 37,
    "storage_size": 1038090,
    "repository_size": 1038090,
    "wiki_size" : 0,
    "lfs_objects_size": 0,
    "job_artifacts_size": 0,
    "packages_size": 0,
    "snippets_size": 0
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
    "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
    "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
    "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
    "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
    "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
    "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
  }
}

Users on GitLab Starter, Bronze, or higher can also see the approvals_before_merge parameter:

{
  "id": 3,
  "description": null,
  "approvals_before_merge": 0,
  ...
}

The web_url and avatar_url attributes on namespace were introduced in GitLab 11.11.

If the project is a fork, and you provide a valid token to authenticate, the forked_from_project field appears in the response.

{
   "id":3,

   ...

   "forked_from_project":{
      "id":13083,
      "description":"GitLab Community Edition",
      "name":"GitLab Community Edition",
      "name_with_namespace":"GitLab.org / GitLab Community Edition",
      "path":"gitlab-foss",
      "path_with_namespace":"gitlab-org/gitlab-foss",
      "created_at":"2013-09-26T06:02:36.000Z",
      "default_branch":"master",
      "tag_list":[],
      "ssh_url_to_repo":"git@gitlab.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-foss.git",
      "http_url_to_repo":"https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-foss.git",
      "web_url":"https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-foss",
      "avatar_url":"https://assets.gitlab-static.net/uploads/-/system/project/avatar/13083/logo-extra-whitespace.png",
      "license_url": "https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/blob/master/LICENSE",
      "license": {
        "key": "mit",
        "name": "MIT License",
        "nickname": null,
        "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/mit/",
        "source_url": "https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT",
      },
      "star_count":3812,
      "forks_count":3561,
      "last_activity_at":"2018-01-02T11:40:26.570Z",
      "namespace": {
            "id": 72,
            "name": "GitLab.org",
            "path": "gitlab-org",
            "kind": "group",
            "full_path": "gitlab-org",
            "parent_id": null
      }
   }

   ...

}

Get project users

Get the users list of a project.

GET /projects/:id/users
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
search string No Search for specific users.
skip_users integer array No Filter out users with the specified IDs.
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/cd8.jpeg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith"
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "username": "jack_smith",
    "name": "Jack Smith",
    "state": "blocked",
    "avatar_url": "http://gravatar.com/../e32131cd8.jpeg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/jack_smith"
  }
]

Get project events

Refer to the Events API documentation.

Create project

Creates a new project owned by the authenticated user.

If your HTTP repository isn’t publicly accessible, add authentication information to the URL https://username:password@gitlab.company.com/group/project.git, where password is a public access key with the api scope enabled.

POST /projects
Attribute Type Required Description
allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline boolean No Set whether or not merge requests can be merged with skipped jobs.
approvals_before_merge integer No How many approvers should approve merge requests by default.
auto_cancel_pending_pipelines string No Auto-cancel pending pipelines. This isn’t a boolean, but enabled/disabled.
auto_devops_deploy_strategy string No Auto Deploy strategy (continuous, manual or timed_incremental).
auto_devops_enabled boolean No Enable Auto DevOps for this project.
autoclose_referenced_issues boolean No Set whether auto-closing referenced issues on default branch.
avatar mixed No Image file for avatar of the project.
build_coverage_regex string No Test coverage parsing.
build_git_strategy string No The Git strategy. Defaults to fetch.
build_timeout integer No The maximum amount of time in minutes that a job is able run (in seconds).
builds_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
ci_config_path string No The path to CI configuration file.
container_expiration_policy_attributes hash No Update the image cleanup policy for this project. Accepts: cadence (string), keep_n (string), older_than (string), name_regex (string), name_regex_delete (string), name_regex_keep (string), enabled (boolean).
container_registry_enabled boolean No Enable container registry for this project.
default_branch string No master by default.
description string No Short project description.
emails_disabled boolean No Disable email notifications.
external_authorization_classification_label string No The classification label for the project.
forking_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
group_with_project_templates_id integer No For group-level custom templates, specifies ID of group from which all the custom project templates are sourced. Leave empty for instance-level templates. Requires use_custom_template to be true.
import_url string No URL to import repository from.
initialize_with_readme boolean No false by default.
issues_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
issues_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable issues for this project. Use issues_access_level instead.
jobs_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable jobs for this project. Use builds_access_level instead.
lfs_enabled boolean No Enable LFS.
merge_method string No Set the merge method used.
merge_requests_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
merge_requests_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable merge requests for this project. Use merge_requests_access_level instead.
mirror_trigger_builds boolean No Pull mirroring triggers builds.
mirror boolean No Enables pull mirroring in a project.
name string Yes (if path isn’t provided) The name of the new project. Equals path if not provided.
namespace_id integer No Namespace for the new project (defaults to the current user’s namespace).
only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved boolean No Set whether merge requests can only be merged when all the discussions are resolved.
only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds boolean No Set whether merge requests can only be merged with successful jobs.
packages_enabled boolean No Enable or disable packages repository feature.
pages_access_level string No One of disabled, private, enabled, or public.
requirements_access_level string No One of disabled, private, enabled or public
path string Yes (if name isn’t provided) Repository name for new project. Generated based on name if not provided (generated as lowercase with dashes).
printing_merge_request_link_enabled boolean No Show link to create/view merge request when pushing from the command line.
public_builds boolean No If true, jobs can be viewed by non-project members.
remove_source_branch_after_merge boolean No Enable Delete source branch option by default for all new merge requests.
repository_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
repository_storage string No Which storage shard the repository is on. (admins only)
request_access_enabled boolean No Allow users to request member access.
resolve_outdated_diff_discussions boolean No Automatically resolve merge request diffs discussions on lines changed with a push.
shared_runners_enabled boolean No Enable shared runners for this project.
show_default_award_emojis boolean No Show default award emojis.
snippets_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
snippets_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable snippets for this project. Use snippets_access_level instead.
tag_list array No The list of tags for a project; put array of tags, that should be finally assigned to a project.
template_name string No When used without use_custom_template, name of a built-in project template. When used with use_custom_template, name of a custom project template.
template_project_id integer No When used with use_custom_template, project ID of a custom project template. This is preferable to using template_name since template_name may be ambiguous.
use_custom_template boolean No Use either custom instance or group (with group_with_project_templates_id) project template.
visibility string No See project visibility level.
wiki_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
wiki_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable wiki for this project. Use wiki_access_level instead.

Create project for user

Creates a new project owned by the specified user. Available only for admins.

If your HTTP repository isn’t publicly accessible, add authentication information to the URL https://username:password@gitlab.company.com/group/project.git, where password is a public access key with the api scope enabled.

POST /projects/user/:user_id
Attribute Type Required Description
allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline boolean No Set whether or not merge requests can be merged with skipped jobs.
approvals_before_merge integer No How many approvers should approve merge requests by default.
auto_cancel_pending_pipelines string No Auto-cancel pending pipelines. This isn’t a boolean, but enabled/disabled.
auto_devops_deploy_strategy string No Auto Deploy strategy (continuous, manual or timed_incremental).
auto_devops_enabled boolean No Enable Auto DevOps for this project.
autoclose_referenced_issues boolean No Set whether auto-closing referenced issues on default branch.
avatar mixed No Image file for avatar of the project.
build_coverage_regex string No Test coverage parsing.
build_git_strategy string No The Git strategy. Defaults to fetch.
build_timeout integer No The maximum amount of time in minutes that a job is able run (in seconds).
builds_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
ci_config_path string No The path to CI configuration file.
container_registry_enabled boolean No Enable container registry for this project.
description string No Short project description.
emails_disabled boolean No Disable email notifications.
external_authorization_classification_label string No The classification label for the project.
forking_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
group_with_project_templates_id integer No For group-level custom templates, specifies ID of group from which all the custom project templates are sourced. Leave empty for instance-level templates. Requires use_custom_template to be true.
import_url string No URL to import repository from.
initialize_with_readme boolean No false by default.
issues_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
issues_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable issues for this project. Use issues_access_level instead.
jobs_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable jobs for this project. Use builds_access_level instead.
lfs_enabled boolean No Enable LFS.
merge_method string No Set the merge method used.
merge_requests_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
merge_requests_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable merge requests for this project. Use merge_requests_access_level instead.
mirror_trigger_builds boolean No Pull mirroring triggers builds.
mirror boolean No Enables pull mirroring in a project.
name string Yes The name of the new project.
namespace_id integer No Namespace for the new project (defaults to the current user’s namespace).
only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved boolean No Set whether merge requests can only be merged when all the discussions are resolved.
only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds boolean No Set whether merge requests can only be merged with successful jobs.
packages_enabled boolean No Enable or disable packages repository feature.
pages_access_level string No One of disabled, private, enabled, or public.
requirements_access_level string No One of disabled, private, enabled or public
path string No Custom repository name for new project. By default generated based on name.
printing_merge_request_link_enabled boolean No Show link to create/view merge request when pushing from the command line.
public_builds boolean No If true, jobs can be viewed by non-project-members.
remove_source_branch_after_merge boolean No Enable Delete source branch option by default for all new merge requests.
repository_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
repository_storage string No Which storage shard the repository is on. (admins only)
request_access_enabled boolean No Allow users to request member access.
resolve_outdated_diff_discussions boolean No Automatically resolve merge request diffs discussions on lines changed with a push.
shared_runners_enabled boolean No Enable shared runners for this project.
show_default_award_emojis boolean No Show default award emojis.
snippets_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
snippets_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable snippets for this project. Use snippets_access_level instead.
suggestion_commit_message string No The commit message used to apply merge request suggestions.
tag_list array No The list of tags for a project; put array of tags, that should be finally assigned to a project.
template_name string No When used without use_custom_template, name of a built-in project template. When used with use_custom_template, name of a custom project template.
use_custom_template boolean No Use either custom instance or group (with group_with_project_templates_id) project template.
user_id integer Yes The user ID of the project owner.
visibility string No See project visibility level.
wiki_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
wiki_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable wiki for this project. Use wiki_access_level instead.

Edit project

Updates an existing project.

If your HTTP repository isn’t publicly accessible, add authentication information to the URL https://username:password@gitlab.company.com/group/project.git, where password is a public access key with the api scope enabled.

PUT /projects/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline boolean No Set whether or not merge requests can be merged with skipped jobs.
approvals_before_merge integer No How many approvers should approve merge request by default.
auto_cancel_pending_pipelines string No Auto-cancel pending pipelines. This isn’t a boolean, but enabled/disabled.
auto_devops_deploy_strategy string No Auto Deploy strategy (continuous, manual, or timed_incremental).
auto_devops_enabled boolean No Enable Auto DevOps for this project.
autoclose_referenced_issues boolean No Set whether auto-closing referenced issues on default branch.
avatar mixed No Image file for avatar of the project.
build_coverage_regex string No Test coverage parsing.
build_git_strategy string No The Git strategy. Defaults to fetch.
build_timeout integer No The maximum amount of time in minutes that a job is able run (in seconds).
builds_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
ci_config_path string No The path to CI configuration file.
ci_default_git_depth integer No Default number of revisions for shallow cloning.
ci_forward_deployment_enabled boolean No When a new deployment job starts, skip older deployment jobs that are still pending
container_expiration_policy_attributes hash No Update the image cleanup policy for this project. Accepts: cadence (string), keep_n (string), older_than (string), name_regex (string), name_regex_delete (string), name_regex_keep (string), enabled (boolean).
container_registry_enabled boolean No Enable container registry for this project.
default_branch string No master by default.
description string No Short project description.
emails_disabled boolean No Disable email notifications.
external_authorization_classification_label string No The classification label for the project.
forking_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
import_url string No URL to import repository from.
issues_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
issues_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable issues for this project. Use issues_access_level instead.
jobs_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable jobs for this project. Use builds_access_level instead.
lfs_enabled boolean No Enable LFS.
merge_method string No Set the merge method used.
merge_requests_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
merge_requests_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable merge requests for this project. Use merge_requests_access_level instead.
mirror_overwrites_diverged_branches boolean No Pull mirror overwrites diverged branches.
mirror_trigger_builds boolean No Pull mirroring triggers builds.
mirror_user_id integer No User responsible for all the activity surrounding a pull mirror event. (admins only)
mirror boolean No Enables pull mirroring in a project.
name string No The name of the project.
only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved boolean No Set whether merge requests can only be merged when all the discussions are resolved.
only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds boolean No Set whether merge requests can only be merged with successful jobs.
only_mirror_protected_branches boolean No Only mirror protected branches.
packages_enabled boolean No Enable or disable packages repository feature.
pages_access_level string No One of disabled, private, enabled, or public.
requirements_access_level string No One of disabled, private, enabled or public
path string No Custom repository name for the project. By default generated based on name.
public_builds boolean No If true, jobs can be viewed by non-project members.
remove_source_branch_after_merge boolean No Enable Delete source branch option by default for all new merge requests.
repository_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
repository_storage string No Which storage shard the repository is on. (admins only)
request_access_enabled boolean No Allow users to request member access.
resolve_outdated_diff_discussions boolean No Automatically resolve merge request diffs discussions on lines changed with a push.
service_desk_enabled boolean No Enable or disable Service Desk feature.
shared_runners_enabled boolean No Enable shared runners for this project.
show_default_award_emojis boolean No Show default award emojis.
snippets_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
snippets_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable snippets for this project. Use snippets_access_level instead.
suggestion_commit_message string No The commit message used to apply merge request suggestions.
tag_list array No The list of tags for a project; put array of tags, that should be finally assigned to a project.
visibility string No See project visibility level.
wiki_access_level string No One of disabled, private, or enabled.
wiki_enabled boolean No (Deprecated) Enable wiki for this project. Use wiki_access_level instead.

Fork project

Forks a project into the user namespace of the authenticated user or the one provided.

The forking operation for a project is asynchronous and is completed in a background job. The request returns immediately. To determine whether the fork of the project has completed, query the import_status for the new project.

POST /projects/:id/fork
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
name string No The name assigned to the resultant project after forking.
namespace_id integer No The ID of the namespace that the project is forked to.
namespace_path string No The path of the namespace that the project is forked to.
namespace integer/string No (Deprecated) The ID or path of the namespace that the project is forked to.
path string No The path assigned to the resultant project after forking.

List Forks of a project

Introduced in GitLab 10.1.

List the projects accessible to the calling user that have an established, forked relationship with the specified project

GET /projects/:id/forks
Attribute Type Required Description
archived boolean No Limit by archived status.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
membership boolean No Limit by projects that the current user is a member of.
min_access_level integer No Limit by current user minimal access level.
order_by string No Return projects ordered by id, name, path, created_at, updated_at, or last_activity_at fields. Default is created_at.
owned boolean No Limit by projects explicitly owned by the current user.
search string No Return list of projects matching the search criteria.
simple boolean No Return only limited fields for each project. This is a no-op without authentication as then only simple fields are returned.
sort string No Return projects sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc.
starred boolean No Limit by projects starred by the current user.
statistics boolean No Include project statistics.
visibility string No Limit by visibility public, internal, or private.
with_custom_attributes boolean No Include custom attributes in response. (admins only)
with_issues_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled issues feature.
with_merge_requests_enabled boolean No Limit by enabled merge requests feature.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/forks"

Example responses:

[
  {
    "id": 3,
    "description": null,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "visibility": "internal",
    "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
    "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
    "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site/blob/master/README.md",
    "tag_list": [
      "example",
      "disapora project"
    ],
    "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
    "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
    "path": "diaspora-project-site",
    "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
    "issues_enabled": true,
    "open_issues_count": 1,
    "merge_requests_enabled": true,
    "jobs_enabled": true,
    "wiki_enabled": true,
    "snippets_enabled": false,
    "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
    "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
    "container_registry_enabled": false,
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
    "creator_id": 3,
    "namespace": {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "Diaspora",
      "path": "diaspora",
      "kind": "group",
      "full_path": "diaspora"
    },
    "import_status": "none",
    "archived": true,
    "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/3/uploads/avatar.png",
    "shared_runners_enabled": true,
    "forks_count": 0,
    "star_count": 1,
    "public_jobs": true,
    "shared_with_groups": [],
    "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
    "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
    "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
    "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
    "request_access_enabled": false,
    "merge_method": "merge",
    "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
    "suggestion_commit_message": null,
    "_links": {
      "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
      "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
      "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
      "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
      "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
      "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
      "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
    }
  }
]

Star a project

Stars a given project. Returns status code 304 if the project is already starred.

POST /projects/:id/star
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/star"

Example response:

{
  "id": 3,
  "description": null,
  "default_branch": "master",
  "visibility": "internal",
  "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site/blob/master/README.md",
  "tag_list": [
    "example",
    "disapora project"
  ],
  "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
  "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
  "path": "diaspora-project-site",
  "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "issues_enabled": true,
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "merge_requests_enabled": true,
  "jobs_enabled": true,
  "wiki_enabled": true,
  "snippets_enabled": false,
  "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
  "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
  "container_registry_enabled": false,
  "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "creator_id": 3,
  "namespace": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "path": "diaspora",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "diaspora"
  },
  "import_status": "none",
  "archived": true,
  "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/3/uploads/avatar.png",
  "license_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/LICENSE",
  "license": {
    "key": "lgpl-3.0",
    "name": "GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0",
    "nickname": "GNU LGPLv3",
    "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/lgpl-3.0/",
    "source_url": "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt"
  },
  "shared_runners_enabled": true,
  "forks_count": 0,
  "star_count": 1,
  "public_jobs": true,
  "shared_with_groups": [],
  "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
  "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
  "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "merge_method": "merge",
  "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
  "suggestion_commit_message": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
    "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
    "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
    "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
    "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
    "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
    "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
  }
}

Unstar a project

Unstars a given project. Returns status code 304 if the project is not starred.

POST /projects/:id/unstar
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/unstar"

Example response:

{
  "id": 3,
  "description": null,
  "default_branch": "master",
  "visibility": "internal",
  "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site/blob/master/README.md",
  "tag_list": [
    "example",
    "disapora project"
  ],
  "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
  "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
  "path": "diaspora-project-site",
  "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "issues_enabled": true,
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "merge_requests_enabled": true,
  "jobs_enabled": true,
  "wiki_enabled": true,
  "snippets_enabled": false,
  "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
  "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
  "container_registry_enabled": false,
  "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "creator_id": 3,
  "namespace": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "path": "diaspora",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "diaspora"
  },
  "import_status": "none",
  "archived": true,
  "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/3/uploads/avatar.png",
  "license_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/LICENSE",
  "license": {
    "key": "lgpl-3.0",
    "name": "GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0",
    "nickname": "GNU LGPLv3",
    "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/lgpl-3.0/",
    "source_url": "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt"
  },
  "shared_runners_enabled": true,
  "forks_count": 0,
  "star_count": 0,
  "public_jobs": true,
  "shared_with_groups": [],
  "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
  "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
  "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "merge_method": "merge",
  "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
  "suggestion_commit_message": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
    "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
    "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
    "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
    "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
    "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
    "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
  }
}

List Starrers of a project

List the users who starred the specified project.

GET /projects/:id/starrers
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
search string No Search for specific users.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/starrers"

Example responses:

[
  {
    "starred_since": "2019-01-28T14:47:30.642Z",
    "user":
      {
        "id": 1,
        "username": "jane_smith",
        "name": "Jane Smith",
        "state": "active",
        "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/cd8.jpeg",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/jane_smith"
      }
  },
    "starred_since": "2018-01-02T11:40:26.570Z",
    "user":
      {
        "id": 2,
        "username": "janine_smith",
        "name": "Janine Smith",
        "state": "blocked",
        "avatar_url": "http://gravatar.com/../e32131cd8.jpeg",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/janine_smith"
      }
]

Languages

Get languages used in a project with percentage value.

GET /projects/:id/languages
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/languages"

Example response:

{
  "Ruby": 66.69,
  "JavaScript": 22.98,
  "HTML": 7.91,
  "CoffeeScript": 2.42
}

Archive a project

Archives the project if the user is either an administrator or the owner of this project. This action is idempotent, thus archiving an already archived project does not change the project.

POST /projects/:id/archive
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/archive"

Example response:

{
  "id": 3,
  "description": null,
  "default_branch": "master",
  "visibility": "private",
  "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site/blob/master/README.md",
  "tag_list": [
    "example",
    "disapora project"
  ],
  "owner": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
  },
  "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
  "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
  "path": "diaspora-project-site",
  "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "issues_enabled": true,
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "merge_requests_enabled": true,
  "jobs_enabled": true,
  "wiki_enabled": true,
  "snippets_enabled": false,
  "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
  "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
  "container_registry_enabled": false,
  "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "creator_id": 3,
  "namespace": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "path": "diaspora",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "diaspora"
  },
  "import_status": "none",
  "import_error": null,
  "permissions": {
    "project_access": {
      "access_level": 10,
      "notification_level": 3
    },
    "group_access": {
      "access_level": 50,
      "notification_level": 3
    }
  },
  "archived": true,
  "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/3/uploads/avatar.png",
  "license_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/LICENSE",
  "license": {
    "key": "lgpl-3.0",
    "name": "GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0",
    "nickname": "GNU LGPLv3",
    "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/lgpl-3.0/",
    "source_url": "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt"
  },
  "shared_runners_enabled": true,
  "forks_count": 0,
  "star_count": 0,
  "runners_token": "b8bc4a7a29eb76ea83cf79e4908c2b",
  "ci_default_git_depth": 50,
  "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
  "public_jobs": true,
  "shared_with_groups": [],
  "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
  "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
  "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "merge_method": "merge",
  "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
  "suggestion_commit_message": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
    "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
    "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
    "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
    "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
    "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
    "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
  }
}

Unarchive a project

Unarchives the project if the user is either an administrator or the owner of this project. This action is idempotent, thus unarchiving a non-archived project doesn’t change the project.

POST /projects/:id/unarchive
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/unarchive"

Example response:

{
  "id": 3,
  "description": null,
  "default_branch": "master",
  "visibility": "private",
  "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@example.com:diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "readme_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site/blob/master/README.md",
  "tag_list": [
    "example",
    "disapora project"
  ],
  "owner": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z"
  },
  "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
  "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
  "path": "diaspora-project-site",
  "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
  "issues_enabled": true,
  "open_issues_count": 1,
  "merge_requests_enabled": true,
  "jobs_enabled": true,
  "wiki_enabled": true,
  "snippets_enabled": false,
  "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
  "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
  "container_registry_enabled": false,
  "created_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "last_activity_at": "2013-09-30T13:46:02Z",
  "creator_id": 3,
  "namespace": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "path": "diaspora",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "diaspora"
  },
  "import_status": "none",
  "import_error": null,
  "permissions": {
    "project_access": {
      "access_level": 10,
      "notification_level": 3
    },
    "group_access": {
      "access_level": 50,
      "notification_level": 3
    }
  },
  "archived": false,
  "avatar_url": "http://example.com/uploads/project/avatar/3/uploads/avatar.png",
  "license_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-client/blob/master/LICENSE",
  "license": {
    "key": "lgpl-3.0",
    "name": "GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0",
    "nickname": "GNU LGPLv3",
    "html_url": "http://choosealicense.com/licenses/lgpl-3.0/",
    "source_url": "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.txt"
  },
  "shared_runners_enabled": true,
  "forks_count": 0,
  "star_count": 0,
  "runners_token": "b8bc4a7a29eb76ea83cf79e4908c2b",
  "ci_default_git_depth": 50,
  "ci_forward_deployment_enabled": true,
  "public_jobs": true,
  "shared_with_groups": [],
  "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": false,
  "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
  "remove_source_branch_after_merge": false,
  "request_access_enabled": false,
  "merge_method": "merge",
  "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
  "suggestion_commit_message": null,
  "_links": {
    "self": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects",
    "issues": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/issues",
    "merge_requests": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/merge_requests",
    "repo_branches": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_branches",
    "labels": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/labels",
    "events": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/events",
    "members": "http://example.com/api/v4/projects/1/members"
  }
}

Delete project

This endpoint:

  • Deletes a project including all associated resources (including issues and merge requests).
  • From GitLab 13.2 on Premium or Silver or higher tiers, group admins can configure projects within a group to be deleted after a delayed period. When enabled, actual deletion happens after the number of days specified in the default deletion delay.
Warning: The default behavior of Delayed Project deletion in GitLab 12.6 was changed to Immediate deletion in GitLab 13.2, as discussed in Enabling delayed project removal.
DELETE /projects/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Restore project marked for deletion

Introduced in GitLab 12.6.

Restores project marked for deletion.

POST /projects/:id/restore
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Upload a file

Uploads a file to the specified project to be used in an issue or merge request description, or a comment.

POST /projects/:id/uploads
Attribute Type Required Description
file string Yes The file to be uploaded.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

To upload a file from your file system, use the --form argument. This causes cURL to post data using the header Content-Type: multipart/form-data. The file= parameter must point to a file on your file system and be preceded by @. For example:

curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --form "file=@dk.png" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/uploads"

Returned object:

{
  "alt": "dk",
  "url": "/uploads/66dbcd21ec5d24ed6ea225176098d52b/dk.png",
  "full_path": "/namespace1/project1/uploads/66dbcd21ec5d24ed6ea225176098d52b/dk.png",
  "markdown": "![dk](/uploads/66dbcd21ec5d24ed6ea225176098d52b/dk.png)"
}

The returned url is relative to the project path. The returned full_path is the absolute path to the file. In Markdown contexts, the link is expanded when the format in markdown is used.

Upload a project avatar

Uploads an avatar to the specified project.

PUT /projects/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
avatar string Yes The file to be uploaded.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

To upload an avatar from your file system, use the --form argument. This causes cURL to post data using the header Content-Type: multipart/form-data. The file= parameter must point to an image file on your file system and be preceded by @. For example:

Example request:

curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --form "avatar=@dk.png" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5"

Returned object:

{
  "avatar_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/uploads/-/system/project/avatar/2/dk.png"
}

Share project with group

Allow to share project with group.

POST /projects/:id/share
Attribute Type Required Description
expires_at string No Share expiration date in ISO 8601 format: 2016-09-26
group_access integer Yes The access level to grant the group.
group_id integer Yes The ID of the group to share with.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Unshare the project from the group. Returns 204 and no content on success.

DELETE /projects/:id/share/:group_id
Attribute Type Required Description
group_id integer Yes The ID of the group.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/share/17"

Hooks

Also called Project Hooks and Webhooks. These are different for System Hooks that are system-wide.

List project hooks

Get a list of project hooks.

GET /projects/:id/hooks
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Get project hook

Get a specific hook for a project.

GET /projects/:id/hooks/:hook_id
Attribute Type Required Description
hook_id integer Yes The ID of a project hook.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "http://example.com/hook",
  "project_id": 3,
  "push_events": true,
  "push_events_branch_filter": "",
  "issues_events": true,
  "confidential_issues_events": true,
  "merge_requests_events": true,
  "tag_push_events": true,
  "note_events": true,
  "confidential_note_events": true,
  "job_events": true,
  "pipeline_events": true,
  "wiki_page_events": true,
  "deployment_events": true,
  "releases_events": true,
  "enable_ssl_verification": true,
  "created_at": "2012-10-12T17:04:47Z"
}

Add project hook

Adds a hook to a specified project.

POST /projects/:id/hooks
Attribute Type Required Description
confidential_issues_events boolean No Trigger hook on confidential issues events.
confidential_note_events boolean No Trigger hook on confidential note events.
deployment_events boolean No Trigger hook on deployment events.
enable_ssl_verification boolean No Do SSL verification when triggering the hook.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
issues_events boolean No Trigger hook on issues events.
job_events boolean No Trigger hook on job events.
merge_requests_events boolean No Trigger hook on merge requests events.
note_events boolean No Trigger hook on note events.
pipeline_events boolean No Trigger hook on pipeline events.
push_events_branch_filter string No Trigger hook on push events for matching branches only.
push_events boolean No Trigger hook on push events.
tag_push_events boolean No Trigger hook on tag push events.
token string No Secret token to validate received payloads; this isn’t returned in the response.
url string Yes The hook URL.
wiki_page_events boolean No Trigger hook on wiki events.

Edit project hook

Edits a hook for a specified project.

PUT /projects/:id/hooks/:hook_id
Attribute Type Required Description
confidential_issues_events boolean No Trigger hook on confidential issues events.
confidential_note_events boolean No Trigger hook on confidential note events.
deployment_events boolean No Trigger hook on deployment events.
enable_ssl_verification boolean No Do SSL verification when triggering the hook.
hook_id integer Yes The ID of the project hook.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
issues_events boolean No Trigger hook on issues events.
job_events boolean No Trigger hook on job events.
merge_requests_events boolean No Trigger hook on merge requests events.
note_events boolean No Trigger hook on note events.
pipeline_events boolean No Trigger hook on pipeline events.
push_events_branch_filter string No Trigger hook on push events for matching branches only.
push_events boolean No Trigger hook on push events.
tag_push_events boolean No Trigger hook on tag push events.
token string No Secret token to validate received payloads; this isn’t returned in the response.
url string Yes The hook URL.
wiki_events boolean No Trigger hook on wiki events.
releases_events boolean No Trigger hook on release events.

Delete project hook

Removes a hook from a project. This is an idempotent method and can be called multiple times. Either the hook is available or not.

DELETE /projects/:id/hooks/:hook_id
Attribute Type Required Description
hook_id integer Yes The ID of the project hook.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Note the JSON response differs if the hook is available or not. If the project hook is available before it’s returned in the JSON response or an empty response is returned.

Fork relationship

Allows modification of the forked relationship between existing projects. Available only for project owners and admins.

Create a forked from/to relation between existing projects

POST /projects/:id/fork/:forked_from_id
Attribute Type Required Description
forked_from_id ID Yes The ID of the project that was forked from.
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Delete an existing forked from relationship

DELETE /projects/:id/fork
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Search for projects by name

Search for projects by name which are accessible to the authenticated user. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the project is publicly accessible.

GET /projects
Attribute Type Required Description
order_by string No Return requests ordered by id, name, created_at or last_activity_at fields.
search string Yes A string contained in the project name.
sort string No Return requests sorted in asc or desc order.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects?search=test"

Start the Housekeeping task for a project

Introduced in GitLab 9.0.

POST /projects/:id/housekeeping
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID of the project or NAMESPACE/PROJECT_NAME.

Push Rules

Get project push rules

Get the push rules of a project.

GET /projects/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID of the project or NAMESPACE/PROJECT_NAME.
{
  "id": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "commit_message_regex": "Fixes \d+\..*",
  "commit_message_negative_regex": "ssh\:\/\/",
  "branch_name_regex": "",
  "deny_delete_tag": false,
  "created_at": "2012-10-12T17:04:47Z",
  "member_check": false,
  "prevent_secrets": false,
  "author_email_regex": "",
  "file_name_regex": "",
  "max_file_size": 5,
  "commit_committer_check": false,
  "reject_unsigned_commits": false
}

Users of GitLab Premium, Silver, or higher can also see the commit_committer_check and reject_unsigned_commits parameters:

{
  "id": 1,
  "project_id": 3,
  "commit_committer_check": false,
  "reject_unsigned_commits": false
  ...
}

Add project push rule

Adds a push rule to a specified project.

POST /projects/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
author_email_regex string No All commit author emails must match this, for example @my-company.com$.
branch_name_regex string No All branch names must match this, for example (feature|hotfix)\/*.
commit_committer_check boolean No Users can only push commits to this repository that were committed with one of their own verified emails.
commit_message_negative_regex string No No commit message is allowed to match this, for example ssh\:\/\/.
commit_message_regex string No All commit messages must match this, for example Fixed \d+\..*.
deny_delete_tag boolean No Deny deleting a tag.
file_name_regex string No All committed filenames must not match this, for example (jar|exe)$.
id integer/string Yes The ID of the project or NAMESPACE/PROJECT_NAME.
max_file_size integer No Maximum file size (MB).
member_check boolean No Restrict commits by author (email) to existing GitLab users.
prevent_secrets boolean No GitLab will reject any files that are likely to contain secrets.
reject_unsigned_commits boolean No Reject commit when it’s not signed through GPG.

Edit project push rule

Edits a push rule for a specified project.

PUT /projects/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
author_email_regex string No All commit author emails must match this, for example @my-company.com$.
branch_name_regex string No All branch names must match this, for example (feature|hotfix)\/*.
commit_committer_check boolean No Users can only push commits to this repository that were committed with one of their own verified emails.
commit_message_negative_regex string No No commit message is allowed to match this, for example ssh\:\/\/.
commit_message_regex string No All commit messages must match this, for example Fixed \d+\..*.
deny_delete_tag boolean No Deny deleting a tag.
file_name_regex string No All committed filenames must not match this, for example (jar|exe)$.
id integer/string Yes The ID of the project or NAMESPACE/PROJECT_NAME.
max_file_size integer No Maximum file size (MB).
member_check boolean No Restrict commits by author (email) to existing GitLab users.
prevent_secrets boolean No GitLab will reject any files that are likely to contain secrets.
reject_unsigned_commits boolean No Reject commits when they are not GPG signed.

Delete project push rule

Introduced in GitLab Starter 9.0.

Removes a push rule from a project. This is an idempotent method and can be called multiple times. Either the push rule is available or not.

DELETE /projects/:id/push_rule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.

Transfer a project to a new namespace

Introduced in GitLab 11.1.

PUT /projects/:id/transfer
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
namespace integer/string Yes The ID or path of the namespace to transfer to project to.

Example request:

curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/transfer?namespace=14"

Example response:

  {
  "id": 7,
  "description": "",
  "name": "hello-world",
  "name_with_namespace": "cute-cats / hello-world",
  "path": "hello-world",
  "path_with_namespace": "cute-cats/hello-world",
  "created_at": "2020-10-15T16:25:22.415Z",
  "default_branch": "master",
  "tag_list": [],
  "ssh_url_to_repo": "git@gitlab.example.com:cute-cats/hello-world.git",
  "http_url_to_repo": "https://gitlab.example.com/cute-cats/hello-world.git",
  "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/cute-cats/hello-world",
  "readme_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/cute-cats/hello-world/-/blob/master/README.md",
  "avatar_url": null,
  "forks_count": 0,
  "star_count": 0,
  "last_activity_at": "2020-10-15T16:25:22.415Z",
  "namespace": {
    "id": 18,
    "name": "cute-cats",
    "path": "cute-cats",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "cute-cats",
    "parent_id": null,
    "avatar_url": null,
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/cute-cats"
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7",
    "issues": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/issues",
    "merge_requests": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/merge_requests",
    "repo_branches": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/repository/branches",
    "labels": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/labels",
    "events": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/events",
    "members": "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/members"
  },
  "packages_enabled": true,
  "empty_repo": false,
  "archived": false,
  "visibility": "private",
  "resolve_outdated_diff_discussions": false,
  "container_registry_enabled": true,
  "container_expiration_policy": {
    "cadence": "7d",
    "enabled": false,
    "keep_n": null,
    "older_than": null,
    "name_regex": null,
    "name_regex_keep": null,
    "next_run_at": "2020-10-22T16:25:22.746Z"
  },
  "issues_enabled": true,
  "merge_requests_enabled": true,
  "wiki_enabled": true,
  "jobs_enabled": true,
  "snippets_enabled": true,
  "service_desk_enabled": false,
  "service_desk_address": null,
  "can_create_merge_request_in": true,
  "issues_access_level": "enabled",
  "repository_access_level": "enabled",
  "merge_requests_access_level": "enabled",
  "forking_access_level": "enabled",
  "wiki_access_level": "enabled",
  "builds_access_level": "enabled",
  "snippets_access_level": "enabled",
  "pages_access_level": "enabled",
  "emails_disabled": null,
  "shared_runners_enabled": true,
  "lfs_enabled": true,
  "creator_id": 2,
  "import_status": "none",
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "ci_default_git_depth": 50,
  "public_jobs": true,
  "build_timeout": 3600,
  "auto_cancel_pending_pipelines": "enabled",
  "build_coverage_regex": null,
  "ci_config_path": null,
  "shared_with_groups": [],
  "only_allow_merge_if_pipeline_succeeds": false,
  "allow_merge_on_skipped_pipeline": null,
  "request_access_enabled": true,
  "only_allow_merge_if_all_discussions_are_resolved": false,
  "remove_source_branch_after_merge": true,
  "printing_merge_request_link_enabled": true,
  "merge_method": "merge",
  "suggestion_commit_message": null,
  "auto_devops_enabled": true,
  "auto_devops_deploy_strategy": "continuous",
  "autoclose_referenced_issues": true,
  "approvals_before_merge": 0,
  "mirror": false,
  "compliance_frameworks": []
}

Branches

Read more in the Branches documentation.

Project Import/Export

Read more in the Project import/export documentation.

Project members

Read more in the Project members documentation.

Configure pull mirroring for a project

Introduced in GitLab Starter 11.2.

Configure pull mirroring while creating a new project or updating an existing project using the API if the remote repository is publicly accessible or via username/password authentication. In case your HTTP repository is not publicly accessible, you can add the authentication information to the URL: https://username:password@gitlab.company.com/group/project.git, where password is a personal access token with the API scope enabled.

The relevant API parameters to update are:

  • import_url: URL of remote repository being mirrored (with username:password if needed).
  • mirror: Enables pull mirroring on project when set to true.
  • only_mirror_protected_branches: Set to true for protected branches.

Start the pull mirroring process for a Project

Introduced in GitLab Starter 10.3.

POST /projects/:id/mirror/pull
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/:id/mirror/pull"

Project badges

Read more in the Project Badges documentation.

Issue and merge request description templates

The non-default issue and merge request description templates are managed inside the project’s repository. So you can manage them with the API through the Repositories API and the Repository Files API.

Download snapshot of a Git repository

Introduced in GitLab 10.7

This endpoint may only be accessed by an administrative user.

Download a snapshot of the project (or wiki, if requested) Git repository. This snapshot is always in uncompressed tar format.

If a repository is corrupted to the point where git clone doesn’t work, the snapshot may allow some of the data to be retrieved.

GET /projects/:id/snapshot
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project.
wiki boolean No Whether to download the wiki, rather than project, repository.