Tags API

List project repository tags

version value for the order_by attribute introduced in GitLab 15.4.

Get a list of repository tags from a project, sorted by update date and time in descending order. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/tags

Parameters:

AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger or stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user.
order_bystringnoReturn tags ordered by name, updated, or version. 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. No other regular expressions are supported.
[
  {
    "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:

AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger or stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
tag_namestringyesThe name of a tag
refstringyesCreate tag using commit SHA, another tag name, or branch name
messagestringnoCreates annotated tag
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": null,
  "name": "v1.0.0",
  "target": "2695effb5807a22ff3d138d593fd856244e155e7",
  "message": null,
  "protected": false
}

The message is null when creating a lightweight tag. Otherwise, it contains the annotation.

The target contains the tag objects ID when creating annotated tags, otherwise it contains 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:

AttributeTypeRequiredDescription
idinteger or stringyesThe ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
tag_namestringyesThe name of a tag