Repository submodules API

Introduced in GitLab 11.5

Update existing submodule reference in repository

In some workflows, especially automated ones, it can be useful to update a submodule’s reference to keep up to date other projects that use it. This endpoint allows you to update a Git submodule reference in a specific branch.

PUT /projects/:id/repository/submodules/:submodule
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
submodule string yes URL encoded full path to the submodule. For example, lib%2Fclass%2Erb
branch string yes Name of the branch to commit into
commit_sha string yes Full commit SHA to update the submodule to
commit_message string no Commit message. If no message is provided, a default one will be set
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/repositories/submodules/lib%2Fmodules%2Fexample"
--data "branch=master&commit_sha=3ddec28ea23acc5caa5d8331a6ecb2a65fc03e88&commit_message=Update submodule reference"

Example response:

{
  "id": "ed899a2f4b50b4370feeea94676502b42383c746",
  "short_id": "ed899a2f4b5",
  "title": "Updated submodule example_submodule with oid 3ddec28ea23acc5caa5d8331a6ecb2a65fc03e88",
  "author_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
  "author_email": "dzaporozhets@sphereconsultinginc.com",
  "committer_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
  "committer_email": "dzaporozhets@sphereconsultinginc.com",
  "created_at": "2018-09-20T09:26:24.000-07:00",
  "message": "Updated submodule example_submodule with oid 3ddec28ea23acc5caa5d8331a6ecb2a65fc03e88",
  "parent_ids": [
    "ae1d9fb46aa2b07ee9836d49862ec4e2c46fbbba"
  ],
  "committed_date": "2018-09-20T09:26:24.000-07:00",
  "authored_date": "2018-09-20T09:26:24.000-07:00",  
  "status": null
}