Tags API

List project repository tags

Get a list of repository tags from a project, sorted by name in reverse alphabetical order. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/tags

Parameters:

AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
order_bystringnoReturn tags ordered by name or updated fields. Default is updated
sortstringnoReturn tags sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
searchstringnoReturn list of tags matching the search criteria. You can use ^term and term$ to find tags that begin and end with term respectively.

Support for search was introduced in GitLab 11.8.

[
  {
    "commit": {
      "id": "2695effb5807a22ff3d138d593fd856244e155e7",
      "short_id": "2695effb",
      "title": "Initial commit",
      "created_at": "2017-07-26T11:08:53.000+02:00",
      "parent_ids": [
        "2a4b78934375d7f53875269ffd4f45fd83a84ebe"
      ],
      "message": "Initial commit",
      "author_name": "John Smith",
      "author_email": "john@example.com",
      "authored_date": "2012-05-28T04:42:42-07:00",
      "committer_name": "Jack Smith",
      "committer_email": "jack@example.com",
      "committed_date": "2012-05-28T04:42:42-07:00"
    },
    "release": {
      "tag_name": "1.0.0",
      "description": "Amazing release. Wow"
    },
    "name": "v1.0.0",
    "target": "2695effb5807a22ff3d138d593fd856244e155e7",
    "message": null,
    "protected": true
  }
]

Get a single repository tag

Get a specific repository tag determined by its name. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/tags/:tag_name

Parameters:

AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger/stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
tag_namestringyesThe name of the tag
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/repository/tags/v1.0.0

Example Response:

{
  "name": "v5.0.0",
  "message": null,
  "target": "60a8ff033665e1207714d6670fcd7b65304ec02f",
  "commit": {
    "id": "60a8ff033665e1207714d6670fcd7b65304ec02f",
    "short_id": "60a8ff03",
    "title": "Initial commit",
    "created_at": "2017-07-26T11:08:53.000+02:00",
    "parent_ids": [
      "f61c062ff8bcbdb00e0a1b3317a91aed6ceee06b"
    ],
    "message": "v5.0.0\n",
    "author_name": "Arthur Verschaeve",
    "author_email": "contact@arthurverschaeve.be",
    "authored_date": "2015-02-01T21:56:31.000+01:00",
    "committer_name": "Arthur Verschaeve",
    "committer_email": "contact@arthurverschaeve.be",
    "committed_date": "2015-02-01T21:56:31.000+01:00"
  },
  "release": null,
  "protected": false
}

Create a new tag

Creates a new tag in the repository that points to the supplied ref.

POST /projects/:id/repository/tags

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
  • tag_name (required) - The name of a tag
  • ref (required) - Create tag using commit SHA, another tag name, or branch name.
  • message (optional) - Creates annotated tag.
  • release_description (optional) - Add release notes to the Git tag and store it in the GitLab database.
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/repository/tags?tag_name=test&ref=master"

Example response:

{
  "commit": {
    "id": "2695effb5807a22ff3d138d593fd856244e155e7",
    "short_id": "2695effb",
    "title": "Initial commit",
    "created_at": "2017-07-26T11:08:53.000+02:00",
    "parent_ids": [
      "2a4b78934375d7f53875269ffd4f45fd83a84ebe"
    ],
    "message": "Initial commit",
    "author_name": "John Smith",
    "author_email": "john@example.com",
    "authored_date": "2012-05-28T04:42:42-07:00",
    "committer_name": "Jack Smith",
    "committer_email": "jack@example.com",
    "committed_date": "2012-05-28T04:42:42-07:00"
  },
  "release": {
    "tag_name": "1.0.0",
    "description": "Amazing release. Wow"
  },
  "name": "v1.0.0",
  "target": "2695effb5807a22ff3d138d593fd856244e155e7",
  "message": null,
  "protected": false
}

The message will be null when creating a lightweight tag otherwise it will contain the annotation.

The target will contain the tag objects ID when creating annotated tags, otherwise it will contain the commit ID when creating lightweight tags.

In case of an error, status code 405 with an explaining error message is returned.

Delete a tag

Deletes a tag of a repository with given name.

DELETE /projects/:id/repository/tags/:tag_name

Parameters:

Create a new release

Add release notes to the existing Git tag. If there already exists a release for the given tag, status code 409 is returned.

POST /projects/:id/repository/tags/:tag_name/release

Parameters:

Request body:

  • description (required) - Release notes with Markdown support
{
  "description": "Amazing release. Wow"
}

Response:

{
  "tag_name": "1.0.0",
  "description": "Amazing release. Wow"
}

Update a release

Updates the release notes of a given release.

PUT /projects/:id/repository/tags/:tag_name/release

Parameters:

Request body:

  • description (required) - Release notes with Markdown support
{
  "description": "Amazing release. Wow"
}

Response:

{
  "tag_name": "1.0.0",
  "description": "Amazing release. Wow"
}