GitLab Documentation

Webhooks

Note: Starting from GitLab 8.5:

  • the repository key is deprecated in favor of the project key
  • the project.ssh_url key is deprecated in favor of the project.git_ssh_url key
  • the project.http_url key is deprecated in favor of the project.git_http_url key

Project webhooks allow you to trigger a URL if for example new code is pushed or a new issue is created. You can configure webhooks to listen for specific events like pushes, issues or merge requests. GitLab will send a POST request with data to the webhook URL.

In most cases, you'll need to setup your own webhook receiver to receive information from GitLab, and send it to another app, according to your needs. We already have a built-in receiver for sending Slack notifications per project.

Overview

Webhooks are "user-defined HTTP callbacks". They are usually triggered by some event, such as pushing code to a repository or a comment being posted to a blog. When that event occurs, the source app makes an HTTP request to the URI configured for the webhook. The action taken may be anything. Common uses are to trigger builds with continuous integration systems or to notify bug tracking systems.

Webhooks can be used to update an external issue tracker, trigger CI jobs, update a backup mirror, or even deploy to your production server. They are available per project for GitLab Community Edition, and per project and per group for GitLab Enterprise Edition.

Navigate to the webhooks page by going to your project's Settings ➔ Integrations.

Use-cases

Webhook endpoint tips

If you are writing your own endpoint (web server) that will receive GitLab webhooks keep in mind the following things:

Secret token

If you specify a secret token, it will be sent with the hook request in the X-Gitlab-Token HTTP header. Your webhook endpoint can check that to verify that the request is legitimate.

SSL verification

By default, the SSL certificate of the webhook endpoint is verified based on an internal list of Certificate Authorities, which means the certificate cannot be self-signed.

You can turn this off in the webhook settings in your GitLab projects.

SSL Verification

Events

Below are described the supported events.

Push events

Triggered when you push to the repository except when pushing tags.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Push Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "push",
  "before": "95790bf891e76fee5e1747ab589903a6a1f80f22",
  "after": "da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
  "ref": "refs/heads/master",
  "checkout_sha": "da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
  "user_id": 4,
  "user_name": "John Smith",
  "user_username": "jsmith",
  "user_email": "john@example.com",
  "user_avatar": "https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=8://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=80",
  "project_id": 15,
  "project":{
    "name":"Diaspora",
    "description":"",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora.git",
    "namespace":"Mike",
    "visibility_level":0,
    "path_with_namespace":"mike/diaspora",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora",
    "url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Diaspora",
    "url": "git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "description": "",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/mike/diaspora",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora.git",
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "visibility_level":0
  },
  "commits": [
    {
      "id": "b6568db1bc1dcd7f8b4d5a946b0b91f9dacd7327",
      "message": "Update Catalan translation to e38cb41.",
      "timestamp": "2011-12-12T14:27:31+02:00",
      "url": "http://example.com/mike/diaspora/commit/b6568db1bc1dcd7f8b4d5a946b0b91f9dacd7327",
      "author": {
        "name": "Jordi Mallach",
        "email": "jordi@softcatala.org"
      },
      "added": ["CHANGELOG"],
      "modified": ["app/controller/application.rb"],
      "removed": []
    },
    {
      "id": "da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
      "message": "fixed readme",
      "timestamp": "2012-01-03T23:36:29+02:00",
      "url": "http://example.com/mike/diaspora/commit/da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
      "author": {
        "name": "GitLab dev user",
        "email": "gitlabdev@dv6700.(none)"
      },
      "added": ["CHANGELOG"],
      "modified": ["app/controller/application.rb"],
      "removed": []
    }
  ],
  "total_commits_count": 4
}

Tag events

Triggered when you create (or delete) tags to the repository.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Tag Push Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "tag_push",
  "before": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
  "after": "82b3d5ae55f7080f1e6022629cdb57bfae7cccc7",
  "ref": "refs/tags/v1.0.0",
  "checkout_sha": "82b3d5ae55f7080f1e6022629cdb57bfae7cccc7",
  "user_id": 1,
  "user_name": "John Smith",
  "user_avatar": "https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=8://s.gravatar.com/avatar/d4c74594d841139328695756648b6bd6?s=80",
  "project_id": 1,
  "project":{
    "name":"Example",
    "description":"",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "namespace":"Jsmith",
    "visibility_level":0,
    "path_with_namespace":"jsmith/example",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Example",
    "url": "ssh://git@example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "description": "",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/jsmith/example",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/jsmith/example.git",
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:jsmith/example.git",
    "visibility_level":0
  },
  "commits": [],
  "total_commits_count": 0
}

Issues events

Triggered when a new issue is created or an existing issue was updated/closed/reopened.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Issue Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "issue",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "project":{
    "name":"Gitlab Test",
    "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "namespace":"GitlabHQ",
    "visibility_level":20,
    "path_with_namespace":"gitlabhq/gitlab-test",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test",
    "url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Gitlab Test",
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "description": "Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 301,
    "title": "New API: create/update/delete file",
    "assignee_ids": [51],
    "assignee_id": 51,
    "author_id": 51,
    "project_id": 14,
    "created_at": "2013-12-03T17:15:43Z",
    "updated_at": "2013-12-03T17:15:43Z",
    "position": 0,
    "branch_name": null,
    "description": "Create new API for manipulations with repository",
    "milestone_id": null,
    "state": "opened",
    "iid": 23,
    "url": "http://example.com/diaspora/issues/23",
    "action": "open"
  },
  "assignees": [{
    "name": "User1",
    "username": "user1",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  }],
  "assignee": {
    "name": "User1",
    "username": "user1",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "labels": [{
    "id": 206,
    "title": "API",
    "color": "#ffffff",
    "project_id": 14,
    "created_at": "2013-12-03T17:15:43Z",
    "updated_at": "2013-12-03T17:15:43Z",
    "template": false,
    "description": "API related issues",
    "type": "ProjectLabel",
    "group_id": 41
  }]
}

Note: assignee and assignee_id keys are deprecated and now show the first assignee only.

Comment events

Triggered when a new comment is made on commits, merge requests, issues, and code snippets. The note data will be stored in object_attributes (e.g. note, noteable_type). The payload will also include information about the target of the comment. For example, a comment on a issue will include the specific issue information under the issue key. Valid target types:

  1. commit
  2. merge_request
  3. issue
  4. snippet

Comment on commit

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Note Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "note",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "project_id": 5,
  "project":{
    "name":"Gitlab Test",
    "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "namespace":"GitlabHQ",
    "visibility_level":20,
    "path_with_namespace":"gitlabhq/gitlab-test",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test",
    "url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-test.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Gitlab Test",
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "description": "Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 1243,
    "note": "This is a commit comment. How does this work?",
    "noteable_type": "Commit",
    "author_id": 1,
    "created_at": "2015-05-17 18:08:09 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-05-17 18:08:09 UTC",
    "project_id": 5,
    "attachment":null,
    "line_code": "bec9703f7a456cd2b4ab5fb3220ae016e3e394e3_0_1",
    "commit_id": "cfe32cf61b73a0d5e9f13e774abde7ff789b1660",
    "noteable_id": null,
    "system": false,
    "st_diff": {
      "diff": "--- /dev/null\n+++ b/six\n@@ -0,0 +1 @@\n+Subproject commit 409f37c4f05865e4fb208c771485f211a22c4c2d\n",
      "new_path": "six",
      "old_path": "six",
      "a_mode": "0",
      "b_mode": "160000",
      "new_file": true,
      "renamed_file": false,
      "deleted_file": false
    },
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/commit/cfe32cf61b73a0d5e9f13e774abde7ff789b1660#note_1243"
  },
  "commit": {
    "id": "cfe32cf61b73a0d5e9f13e774abde7ff789b1660",
    "message": "Add submodule\n\nSigned-off-by: Dmitriy Zaporozhets \u003cdmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com\u003e\n",
    "timestamp": "2014-02-27T10:06:20+02:00",
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/commit/cfe32cf61b73a0d5e9f13e774abde7ff789b1660",
    "author": {
      "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
      "email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com"
    }
  }
}

Comment on merge request

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Note Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "note",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "project_id": 5,
  "project":{
    "name":"Gitlab Test",
    "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "namespace":"Gitlab Org",
    "visibility_level":10,
    "path_with_namespace":"gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name": "Gitlab Test",
    "url": "http://localhost/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "description": "Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 1244,
    "note": "This MR needs work.",
    "noteable_type": "MergeRequest",
    "author_id": 1,
    "created_at": "2015-05-17 18:21:36 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-05-17 18:21:36 UTC",
    "project_id": 5,
    "attachment": null,
    "line_code": null,
    "commit_id": "",
    "noteable_id": 7,
    "system": false,
    "st_diff": null,
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/merge_requests/1#note_1244"
  },
  "merge_request": {
    "id": 7,
    "target_branch": "markdown",
    "source_branch": "master",
    "source_project_id": 5,
    "author_id": 8,
    "assignee_id": 28,
    "title": "Tempora et eos debitis quae laborum et.",
    "created_at": "2015-03-01 20:12:53 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-03-21 18:27:27 UTC",
    "milestone_id": 11,
    "state": "opened",
    "merge_status": "cannot_be_merged",
    "target_project_id": 5,
    "iid": 1,
    "description": "Et voluptas corrupti assumenda temporibus. Architecto cum animi eveniet amet asperiores. Vitae numquam voluptate est natus sit et ad id.",
    "position": 0,
    "locked_at": null,
    "source":{
      "name":"Gitlab Test",
      "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
      "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "avatar_url":null,
      "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "namespace":"Gitlab Org",
      "visibility_level":10,
      "path_with_namespace":"gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "default_branch":"master",
      "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git"
    },
    "target": {
      "name":"Gitlab Test",
      "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
      "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "avatar_url":null,
      "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "namespace":"Gitlab Org",
      "visibility_level":10,
      "path_with_namespace":"gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "default_branch":"master",
      "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git"
    },
    "last_commit": {
      "id": "562e173be03b8ff2efb05345d12df18815438a4b",
      "message": "Merge branch 'another-branch' into 'master'\n\nCheck in this test\n",
      "timestamp": "2015-04-08T21: 00:25-07:00",
      "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/commit/562e173be03b8ff2efb05345d12df18815438a4b",
      "author": {
        "name": "John Smith",
        "email": "john@example.com"
      }
    },
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "assignee": {
      "name": "User1",
      "username": "user1",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
    }
  }
}

Comment on issue

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Note Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "note",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "project_id": 5,
  "project":{
    "name":"Gitlab Test",
    "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "namespace":"Gitlab Org",
    "visibility_level":10,
    "path_with_namespace":"gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name":"diaspora",
    "url":"git@example.com:mike/diaspora.git",
    "description":"",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/mike/diaspora"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 1241,
    "note": "Hello world",
    "noteable_type": "Issue",
    "author_id": 1,
    "created_at": "2015-05-17 17:06:40 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-05-17 17:06:40 UTC",
    "project_id": 5,
    "attachment": null,
    "line_code": null,
    "commit_id": "",
    "noteable_id": 92,
    "system": false,
    "st_diff": null,
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/issues/17#note_1241"
  },
  "issue": {
    "id": 92,
    "title": "test",
    "assignee_ids": [],
    "assignee_id": null,
    "author_id": 1,
    "project_id": 5,
    "created_at": "2015-04-12 14:53:17 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-04-26 08:28:42 UTC",
    "position": 0,
    "branch_name": null,
    "description": "test",
    "milestone_id": null,
    "state": "closed",
    "iid": 17
  }
}

Note: assignee_id field is deprecated and now shows the first assignee only.

Comment on code snippet

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Note Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "note",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "project_id": 5,
  "project":{
    "name":"Gitlab Test",
    "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "web_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "avatar_url":null,
    "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "git_http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "namespace":"Gitlab Org",
    "visibility_level":10,
    "path_with_namespace":"gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "default_branch":"master",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "ssh_url":"git@example.com:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "http_url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git"
  },
  "repository":{
    "name":"Gitlab Test",
    "url":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
    "homepage":"http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 1245,
    "note": "Is this snippet doing what it's supposed to be doing?",
    "noteable_type": "Snippet",
    "author_id": 1,
    "created_at": "2015-05-17 18:35:50 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-05-17 18:35:50 UTC",
    "project_id": 5,
    "attachment": null,
    "line_code": null,
    "commit_id": "",
    "noteable_id": 53,
    "system": false,
    "st_diff": null,
    "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/snippets/53#note_1245"
  },
  "snippet": {
    "id": 53,
    "title": "test",
    "content": "puts 'Hello world'",
    "author_id": 1,
    "project_id": 5,
    "created_at": "2015-04-09 02:40:38 UTC",
    "updated_at": "2015-04-09 02:40:38 UTC",
    "file_name": "test.rb",
    "expires_at": null,
    "type": "ProjectSnippet",
    "visibility_level": 0
  }
}

Merge request events

Triggered when a new merge request is created, an existing merge request was updated/merged/closed or a commit is added in the source branch.

Request header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Merge Request Hook

Request body:

{
  "object_kind": "merge_request",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "id": 99,
    "target_branch": "master",
    "source_branch": "ms-viewport",
    "source_project_id": 14,
    "author_id": 51,
    "assignee_id": 6,
    "title": "MS-Viewport",
    "created_at": "2013-12-03T17:23:34Z",
    "updated_at": "2013-12-03T17:23:34Z",
    "st_commits": null,
    "st_diffs": null,
    "milestone_id": null,
    "state": "opened",
    "merge_status": "unchecked",
    "target_project_id": 14,
    "iid": 1,
    "description": "",
    "source":{
      "name":"Awesome Project",
      "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
      "web_url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "avatar_url":null,
      "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "git_http_url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "namespace":"Awesome Space",
      "visibility_level":20,
      "path_with_namespace":"awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "default_branch":"master",
      "homepage":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "ssh_url":"git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "http_url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git"
    },
    "target": {
      "name":"Awesome Project",
      "description":"Aut reprehenderit ut est.",
      "web_url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "avatar_url":null,
      "git_ssh_url":"git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "git_http_url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "namespace":"Awesome Space",
      "visibility_level":20,
      "path_with_namespace":"awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "default_branch":"master",
      "homepage":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project",
      "url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "ssh_url":"git@example.com:awesome_space/awesome_project.git",
      "http_url":"http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project.git"
    },
    "last_commit": {
      "id": "da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
      "message": "fixed readme",
      "timestamp": "2012-01-03T23:36:29+02:00",
      "url": "http://example.com/awesome_space/awesome_project/commits/da1560886d4f094c3e6c9ef40349f7d38b5d27d7",
      "author": {
        "name": "GitLab dev user",
        "email": "gitlabdev@dv6700.(none)"
      }
    },
    "work_in_progress": false,
    "url": "http://example.com/diaspora/merge_requests/1",
    "action": "open",
    "assignee": {
      "name": "User1",
      "username": "user1",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=40\u0026d=identicon"
    }
  }
}

Wiki Page events

Triggered when a wiki page is created, updated or deleted.

Request Header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Wiki Page Hook

Request Body:

{
  "object_kind": "wiki_page",
  "user": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
  },
  "project": {
    "name": "awesome-project",
    "description": "This is awesome",
    "web_url": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project",
    "avatar_url": null,
    "git_ssh_url": "git@example.com:root/awesome-project.git",
    "git_http_url": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project.git",
    "namespace": "root",
    "visibility_level": 0,
    "path_with_namespace": "root/awesome-project",
    "default_branch": "master",
    "homepage": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project",
    "url": "git@example.com:root/awesome-project.git",
    "ssh_url": "git@example.com:root/awesome-project.git",
    "http_url": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project.git"
  },
  "wiki": {
    "web_url": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project/wikis/home",
    "git_ssh_url": "git@example.com:root/awesome-project.wiki.git",
    "git_http_url": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project.wiki.git",
    "path_with_namespace": "root/awesome-project.wiki",
    "default_branch": "master"
  },
  "object_attributes": {
    "title": "Awesome",
    "content": "awesome content goes here",
    "format": "markdown",
    "message": "adding an awesome page to the wiki",
    "slug": "awesome",
    "url": "http://example.com/root/awesome-project/wikis/awesome",
    "action": "create"
  }
}

Pipeline events

Triggered on status change of Pipeline.

Request Header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Pipeline Hook

Request Body:

{
   "object_kind": "pipeline",
   "object_attributes":{
      "id": 31,
      "ref": "master",
      "tag": false,
      "sha": "bcbb5ec396a2c0f828686f14fac9b80b780504f2",
      "before_sha": "bcbb5ec396a2c0f828686f14fac9b80b780504f2",
      "status": "success",
      "stages":[
         "build",
         "test",
         "deploy"
      ],
      "created_at": "2016-08-12 15:23:28 UTC",
      "finished_at": "2016-08-12 15:26:29 UTC",
      "duration": 63
   },
   "user":{
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e32bd13e2add097461cb96824b7a829c?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
   },
   "project":{
      "name": "Gitlab Test",
      "description": "Atque in sunt eos similique dolores voluptatem.",
      "web_url": "http://192.168.64.1:3005/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "avatar_url": null,
      "git_ssh_url": "git@192.168.64.1:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "git_http_url": "http://192.168.64.1:3005/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
      "namespace": "Gitlab Org",
      "visibility_level": 20,
      "path_with_namespace": "gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
      "default_branch": "master"
   },
   "commit":{
      "id": "bcbb5ec396a2c0f828686f14fac9b80b780504f2",
      "message": "test\n",
      "timestamp": "2016-08-12T17:23:21+02:00",
      "url": "http://example.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-test/commit/bcbb5ec396a2c0f828686f14fac9b80b780504f2",
      "author":{
         "name": "User",
         "email": "user@gitlab.com"
      }
   },
   "builds":[
      {
         "id": 380,
         "stage": "deploy",
         "name": "production",
         "status": "skipped",
         "created_at": "2016-08-12 15:23:28 UTC",
         "started_at": null,
         "finished_at": null,
         "when": "manual",
         "manual": true,
         "user":{
            "name": "Administrator",
            "username": "root",
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e32bd13e2add097461cb96824b7a829c?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
         },
         "runner": null,
         "artifacts_file":{
            "filename": null,
            "size": null
         }
      },
      {
         "id": 377,
         "stage": "test",
         "name": "test-image",
         "status": "success",
         "created_at": "2016-08-12 15:23:28 UTC",
         "started_at": "2016-08-12 15:26:12 UTC",
         "finished_at": null,
         "when": "on_success",
         "manual": false,
         "user":{
            "name": "Administrator",
            "username": "root",
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e32bd13e2add097461cb96824b7a829c?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
         },
         "runner": null,
         "artifacts_file":{
            "filename": null,
            "size": null
         }
      },
      {
         "id": 378,
         "stage": "test",
         "name": "test-build",
         "status": "success",
         "created_at": "2016-08-12 15:23:28 UTC",
         "started_at": "2016-08-12 15:26:12 UTC",
         "finished_at": "2016-08-12 15:26:29 UTC",
         "when": "on_success",
         "manual": false,
         "user":{
            "name": "Administrator",
            "username": "root",
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e32bd13e2add097461cb96824b7a829c?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
         },
         "runner": null,
         "artifacts_file":{
            "filename": null,
            "size": null
         }
      },
      {
         "id": 376,
         "stage": "build",
         "name": "build-image",
         "status": "success",
         "created_at": "2016-08-12 15:23:28 UTC",
         "started_at": "2016-08-12 15:24:56 UTC",
         "finished_at": "2016-08-12 15:25:26 UTC",
         "when": "on_success",
         "manual": false,
         "user":{
            "name": "Administrator",
            "username": "root",
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e32bd13e2add097461cb96824b7a829c?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
         },
         "runner": null,
         "artifacts_file":{
            "filename": null,
            "size": null
         }
      },
      {
         "id": 379,
         "stage": "deploy",
         "name": "staging",
         "status": "created",
         "created_at": "2016-08-12 15:23:28 UTC",
         "started_at": null,
         "finished_at": null,
         "when": "on_success",
         "manual": false,
         "user":{
            "name": "Administrator",
            "username": "root",
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e32bd13e2add097461cb96824b7a829c?s=80\u0026d=identicon"
         },
         "runner": null,
         "artifacts_file":{
            "filename": null,
            "size": null
         }
      }
   ]
}

Build events

Triggered on status change of a Build.

Request Header:

X-Gitlab-Event: Build Hook

Request Body:

{
  "object_kind": "build",
  "ref": "gitlab-script-trigger",
  "tag": false,
  "before_sha": "2293ada6b400935a1378653304eaf6221e0fdb8f",
  "sha": "2293ada6b400935a1378653304eaf6221e0fdb8f",
  "build_id": 1977,
  "build_name": "test",
  "build_stage": "test",
  "build_status": "created",
  "build_started_at": null,
  "build_finished_at": null,
  "build_duration": null,
  "build_allow_failure": false,
  "project_id": 380,
  "project_name": "gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
  "user": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "User",
    "email": "user@gitlab.com"
  },
  "commit": {
    "id": 2366,
    "sha": "2293ada6b400935a1378653304eaf6221e0fdb8f",
    "message": "test\n",
    "author_name": "User",
    "author_email": "user@gitlab.com",
    "status": "created",
    "duration": null,
    "started_at": null,
    "finished_at": null
  },
  "repository": {
    "name": "gitlab_test",
    "git_ssh_url": "git@192.168.64.1:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "description": "Atque in sunt eos similique dolores voluptatem.",
    "homepage": "http://192.168.64.1:3005/gitlab-org/gitlab-test",
    "git_ssh_url": "git@192.168.64.1:gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "git_http_url": "http://192.168.64.1:3005/gitlab-org/gitlab-test.git",
    "visibility_level": 20
  }
}

Testing webhooks

You can trigger the webhook manually. Sample data from the project will be used.Sample data will take from the project.

For example: for triggering Push Events your project should have at least one commit.

Webhook testing

Troubleshoot webhooks

Gitlab stores each perform of the webhook. You can find records for last 2 days in "Recent Deliveries" section on the edit page of each webhook.

Recent deliveries

In this section you can see HTTP status code (green for 200-299 codes, red for the others, internal error for failed deliveries ), triggered event, a time when the event was called, elapsed time of the request.

If you need more information about execution, you can click View details link. On this page, you can see data that GitLab sends (request headers and body) and data that it received (response headers and body).

From this page, you can repeat delivery with the same data by clicking Resend Request button.

Note: If URL or secret token of the webhook were updated, data will be delivered to the new address.

Example webhook receiver

If you want to see GitLab's webhooks in action for testing purposes you can use a simple echo script running in a console session. For the following script to work you need to have Ruby installed.

Save the following file as print_http_body.rb:

require 'webrick'

server = WEBrick::HTTPServer.new(:Port => ARGV.first)
server.mount_proc '/' do |req, res|
  puts req.body
end

trap 'INT' do
  server.shutdown
end
server.start

Pick an unused port (e.g. 8000) and start the script: ruby print_http_body.rb 8000. Then add your server as a webhook receiver in GitLab as http://my.host:8000/.

When you press 'Test' in GitLab, you should see something like this in the console:

{"before":"077a85dd266e6f3573ef7e9ef8ce3343ad659c4e","after":"95cd4a99e93bc4bbabacfa2cd10e6725b1403c60",<SNIP>}
example.com - - [14/May/2014:07:45:26 EDT] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 0
- -> /