Snippets API

Introduced in GitLab 8.15.

Snippets API operates on snippets.

Snippet visibility level

Snippets in GitLab can be either private, internal, or public. You can set it with the visibility field in the snippet.

Valid values for snippet visibility levels are:

Visibility Description
private Snippet is visible only to the snippet creator.
internal Snippet is visible for any logged in user.
public Snippet can be accessed without any authentication.

List all snippets for a user

Get a list of the current user’s snippets.

GET /snippets

Example request:

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

Example response:

[
    {
        "id": 42,
        "title": "Voluptatem iure ut qui aut et consequatur quaerat.",
        "file_name": "mclaughlin.rb",
        "description": null,
        "visibility": "internal",
        "author": {
            "id": 22,
            "name": "User 0",
            "username": "user0",
            "state": "active",
            "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/52e4ce24a915fb7e51e1ad3b57f4b00a?s=80&d=identicon",
            "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/user0"
        },
        "updated_at": "2018-09-18T01:12:26.383Z",
        "created_at": "2018-09-18T01:12:26.383Z",
        "project_id": null,
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/42",
        "raw_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/42/raw"
    },
    {
        "id": 41,
        "title": "Ut praesentium non et atque.",
        "file_name": "ondrickaemard.rb",
        "description": null,
        "visibility": "internal",
        "author": {
            "id": 22,
            "name": "User 0",
            "username": "user0",
            "state": "active",
            "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/52e4ce24a915fb7e51e1ad3b57f4b00a?s=80&d=identicon",
            "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/user0"
        },
        "updated_at": "2018-09-18T01:12:26.360Z",
        "created_at": "2018-09-18T01:12:26.360Z",
        "project_id": null,
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/41",
        "raw_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/41/raw"
    }
]

Get a single snippet

Get a single snippet.

GET /snippets/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of snippet to retrieve.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test",
  "file_name": "add.rb",
  "description": "Ruby test snippet",
  "visibility": "private",
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z"
  },
  "expires_at": null,
  "updated_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "created_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/snippets/1",
}

Single snippet contents

Get a single snippet’s raw contents.

GET /snippets/:id/raw

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of snippet to retrieve.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1/raw

Example response:

Hello World snippet

Create new snippet

Create a new snippet.

Note: The user must have permission to create new snippets.
POST /snippets

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
title string yes Title of a snippet.
file_name string yes Name of a snippet file.
content string yes Content of a snippet.
description string no Description of a snippet.
visibility string no Snippet’s visibility.

Example request:

curl --request POST \
     --data '{"title": "This is a snippet", "content": "Hello world", "description": "Hello World snippet", "file_name": "test.txt", "visibility": "internal" }' \
     --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: valid_api_token" \
     https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "This is a snippet",
  "file_name": "test.txt",
  "description": "Hello World snippet",
  "visibility": "internal",
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z"
  },
  "expires_at": null,
  "updated_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "created_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/snippets/1",
}

Update snippet

Update an existing snippet.

Note: The user must have permission to change an existing snippet.
PUT /snippets/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of snippet to update.
title string no Title of a snippet.
file_name string no Name of a snippet file.
description string no Description of a snippet.
content string no Content of a snippet.
visibility string no Snippet’s visibility.

Example request:

curl --request PUT \
     --data '{"title": "foo", "content": "bar"}' \
     --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
     --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: valid_api_token" \
     https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test",
  "file_name": "add.rb",
  "description": "description of snippet",
  "visibility": "internal",
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z"
  },
  "expires_at": null,
  "updated_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "created_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/snippets/1",
}

Delete snippet

Delete an existing snippet.

DELETE /snippets/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of snippet to delete.

Example request:

curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1"

The following are possible return codes:

Code Description
204 Delete was successful. No data is returned.
404 The snippet wasn’t found.

List all public snippets

List all public snippets.

GET /snippets/public

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
per_page integer no Number of snippets to return per page.
page integer no Page to retrieve.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/public?per_page=2&page=1

Example response:

[
    {
        "author": {
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/edaf55a9e363ea263e3b981d09e0f7f7?s=80&d=identicon",
            "id": 12,
            "name": "Libby Rolfson",
            "state": "active",
            "username": "elton_wehner",
            "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/elton_wehner"
        },
        "created_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.504Z",
        "file_name": "oconnerrice.rb",
        "id": 49,
        "raw_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/49/raw",
        "title": "Ratione cupiditate et laborum temporibus.",
        "updated_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.504Z",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/49"
    },
    {
        "author": {
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/36583b28626de71061e6e5a77972c3bd?s=80&d=identicon",
            "id": 16,
            "name": "Llewellyn Flatley",
            "state": "active",
            "username": "adaline",
            "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/adaline"
        },
        "created_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.479Z",
        "file_name": "muellershields.rb",
        "id": 48,
        "raw_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/48/raw",
        "title": "Minus similique nesciunt vel fugiat qui ullam sunt.",
        "updated_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.479Z",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/48",
        "visibility": "public"
    }
]

Get user agent details

Introduced in GitLab 9.4.

Note: Available only for administrators.
GET /snippets/:id/user_agent_detail
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of snippet.

Example request:

curl --request GET --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1/user_agent_detail

Example response:

{
  "user_agent": "AppleWebKit/537.36",
  "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
  "akismet_submitted": false
}