Broadcast Messages API

Introduced in GitLab 8.12.

Broadcast messages API operates on broadcast messages.

As of GitLab 12.8, GET requests do not require authentication. All other broadcast message API endpoints are accessible only to administrators. Non-GET requests by:

  • Guests will result in 401 Unauthorized.
  • Regular users will result in 403 Forbidden.

Get all broadcast messages

List all broadcast messages.

GET /broadcast_messages

Example request:

curl https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/broadcast_messages

Example response:

[
    {
        "message":"Example broadcast message",
        "starts_at":"2016-08-24T23:21:16.078Z",
        "ends_at":"2016-08-26T23:21:16.080Z",
        "color":"#E75E40",
        "font":"#FFFFFF",
        "id":1,
        "active": false,
        "target_path": "*/welcome",
        "broadcast_type": "banner"
    }
]

Get a specific broadcast message

Get a specific broadcast message.

GET /broadcast_messages/:id

Parameters:

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

Example request:

curl https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/broadcast_messages/1

Example response:

{
    "message":"Deploy in progress",
    "starts_at":"2016-08-24T23:21:16.078Z",
    "ends_at":"2016-08-26T23:21:16.080Z",
    "color":"#cecece",
    "font":"#FFFFFF",
    "id":1,
    "active":false,
    "target_path": "*/welcome",
    "broadcast_type": "banner"
}

Create a broadcast message

Create a new broadcast message.

POST /broadcast_messages

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
message string yes Message to display.
starts_at datetime no Starting time (defaults to current time).
ends_at datetime no Ending time (defaults to one hour from current time).
color string no Background color hex code.
font string no Foreground color hex code.
target_path string no Target path of the broadcast message.
broadcast_type string no Appearance type (defaults to banner)

Example request:

curl --data "message=Deploy in progress&color=#cecece" --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/broadcast_messages

Example response:

{
    "message":"Deploy in progress",
    "starts_at":"2016-08-26T00:41:35.060Z",
    "ends_at":"2016-08-26T01:41:35.060Z",
    "color":"#cecece",
    "font":"#FFFFFF",
    "id":1,
    "active": true,
    "target_path": "*/welcome",
    "broadcast_type": "notification",
}

Update a broadcast message

Update an existing broadcast message.

PUT /broadcast_messages/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of broadcast message to update.
message string no Message to display.
starts_at datetime no Starting time.
ends_at datetime no Ending time.
color string no Background color hex code.
font string no Foreground color hex code.
target_path string no Target path of the broadcast message.
broadcast_type string no Appearance type (defaults to banner)

Example request:

curl --request PUT --data "message=Update message&color=#000" --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/broadcast_messages/1

Example response:

{
    "message":"Update message",
    "starts_at":"2016-08-26T00:41:35.060Z",
    "ends_at":"2016-08-26T01:41:35.060Z",
    "color":"#000",
    "font":"#FFFFFF",
    "id":1,
    "active": true,
    "target_path": "*/welcome",
    "broadcast_type": "notification",
}

Delete a broadcast message

Delete a broadcast message.

DELETE /broadcast_messages/:id

Parameters:

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

Example request:

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