Users API

List users

Active users = Total accounts - Blocked users

Get a list of users.

This function takes pagination parameters page and per_page to restrict the list of users.

For normal users

GET /users
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/cd8.jpeg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith"
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "username": "jack_smith",
    "name": "Jack Smith",
    "state": "blocked",
    "avatar_url": "http://gravatar.com/../e32131cd8.jpeg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/jack_smith"
  }
]

You can also search for users by name or primary email using ?search=. For example. /users?search=John.

In addition, you can lookup users by username:

GET /users?username=:username

For example:

GET /users?username=jack_smith

In addition, you can filter users based on states eg. blocked, active This works only to filter users who are blocked or active. It does not support active=false or blocked=false.

GET /users?active=true
GET /users?blocked=true

NOTE: Note: Username search is case insensitive.

For admins

GET /users
Attribute Type Required Description
order_by string no Return users ordered by id, name, username, created_at, or updated_at fields. Default is id
sort string no Return users sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
two_factor string no Filter users by Two-factor authentication. Filter values are enabled or disabled. By default it returns all users
without_projects boolean no Filter users without projects. Default is false
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
    "is_admin": false,
    "bio": "",
    "bio_html": "",
    "location": null,
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": "",
    "job_title": "",
    "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
    "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
    "theme_id": 1,
    "last_activity_on": "2012-05-23",
    "color_scheme_id": 2,
    "projects_limit": 100,
    "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
    "note": "DMCA Request: 2018-11-05 | DMCA Violation | Abuse | https://gitlab.zendesk.com/agent/tickets/123",
    "identities": [
      {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
      {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john.smith"},
      {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
    ],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": true,
    "external": false,
    "private_profile": false,
    "current_sign_in_ip": "196.165.1.102",
    "last_sign_in_ip": "172.127.2.22"
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "username": "jack_smith",
    "email": "jack@example.com",
    "name": "Jack Smith",
    "state": "blocked",
    "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/2/index.jpg",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/jack_smith",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:01:01Z",
    "is_admin": false,
    "bio": "",
    "bio_html": "",
    "location": null,
    "skype": "",
    "linkedin": "",
    "twitter": "",
    "website_url": "",
    "organization": "",
    "job_title": "",
    "last_sign_in_at": null,
    "confirmed_at": "2012-05-30T16:53:06.148Z",
    "theme_id": 1,
    "last_activity_on": "2012-05-23",
    "color_scheme_id": 3,
    "projects_limit": 100,
    "current_sign_in_at": "2014-03-19T17:54:13Z",
    "identities": [],
    "can_create_group": true,
    "can_create_project": true,
    "two_factor_enabled": true,
    "external": false,
    "private_profile": false,
    "current_sign_in_ip": "10.165.1.102",
    "last_sign_in_ip": "172.127.2.22"
  }
]

Users on GitLab Starter, Bronze, or higher will also see the shared_runners_minutes_limit, and extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit parameters.

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    ...
    "shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
    "extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
    ...
  }
]

Users on GitLab Silver or higher will also see the group_saml provider option:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    ...
    "identities": [
      {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
      {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john.smith"},
      {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"},
      {"provider": "group_saml", "extern_uid": "123789", "saml_provider_id": 10}
    ],
    ...
  }
]

You can lookup users by external UID and provider:

GET /users?extern_uid=:extern_uid&provider=:provider

For example:

GET /users?extern_uid=1234567&provider=github

You can search for users who are external with: /users?external=true

You can search users by creation date time range with:

GET /users?created_before=2001-01-02T00:00:00.060Z&created_after=1999-01-02T00:00:00.060

You can search for users without projects with: /users?without_projects=true

You can filter by custom attributes with:

GET /users?custom_attributes[key]=value&custom_attributes[other_key]=other_value

You can include the users' custom attributes in the response with:

GET /users?with_custom_attributes=true

Single user

Get a single user.

For user

GET /users/:id

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID of a user
{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/cd8.jpeg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "bio": "",
  "bio_html": "",
  "location": null,
  "public_email": "john@example.com",
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "job_title": "Operations Specialist"
}

For admin

GET /users/:id

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID of a user

Example Responses:

{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "email": "john@example.com",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "is_admin": false,
  "bio": "",
  "bio_html": "",
  "location": null,
  "public_email": "john@example.com",
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "job_title": "Operations Specialist",
  "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
  "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
  "theme_id": 1,
  "last_activity_on": "2012-05-23",
  "color_scheme_id": 2,
  "projects_limit": 100,
  "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
  "note": "DMCA Request: 2018-11-05 | DMCA Violation | Abuse | https://gitlab.zendesk.com/agent/tickets/123",
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john.smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
  ],
  "can_create_group": true,
  "can_create_project": true,
  "two_factor_enabled": true,
  "external": false,
  "private_profile": false,
  "current_sign_in_ip": "196.165.1.102",
  "last_sign_in_ip": "172.127.2.22",
  "plan": "gold",
  "trial": true
}

NOTE: Note: The plan and trial parameters are only available on GitLab Enterprise Edition.

Users on GitLab Starter, Bronze, or higher will also see the shared_runners_minutes_limit, and extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit parameters.

{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
  "extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
  ...
}

Users on GitLab.com Silver, or higher will also see the group_saml option:

{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
  "extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit": 133,
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john.smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"},
    {"provider": "group_saml", "extern_uid": "123789", "saml_provider_id": 10}
  ],
  ...
}

You can include the user's custom attributes in the response with:

GET /users/:id?with_custom_attributes=true

User creation

Creates a new user. Note only administrators can create new users. Either password, reset_password, or force_random_password must be specified. If reset_password and force_random_password are both false, then password is required.

Note that force_random_password and reset_password take priority over password. In addition, reset_password and force_random_password can be used together.

NOTE: Note: From GitLab 12.1, private_profile will default to false.

NOTE: Note: From GitLab 13.2, bio will default to "" instead of null.

POST /users

Parameters:

Attribute Required Description
admin No User is admin - true or false (default)
avatar No Image file for user's avatar
bio No User's biography
can_create_group No User can create groups - true or false
color_scheme_id No User's color scheme for the file viewer (see the user preference docs for more information)
email Yes Email
extern_uid No External UID
external No Flags the user as external - true or false (default)
extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit No Extra pipeline minutes quota for this user (purchased in addition to the minutes included in the plan) (STARTER)
force_random_password No Set user password to a random value - true or false (default)
group_id_for_saml No ID of group where SAML has been configured
linkedin No LinkedIn
location No User's location
name Yes Name
note No Admin notes for this user
organization No Organization name
password No Password
private_profile No User's profile is private - true, false (default), or null (will be converted to false)
projects_limit No Number of projects user can create
provider No External provider name
public_email No The public email of the user
reset_password No Send user password reset link - true or false(default)
shared_runners_minutes_limit No Pipeline minutes quota for this user (included in plan). Can be nil (default; inherit system default), 0 (unlimited) or > 0 (STARTER)
skip_confirmation No Skip confirmation - true or false (default)
skype No Skype ID
theme_id No The GitLab theme for the user (see the user preference docs for more information)
twitter No Twitter account
username Yes Username
website_url No Website URL

User modification

Modifies an existing user. Only administrators can change attributes of a user.

PUT /users/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Required Description
admin No User is admin - true or false (default)
avatar No Image file for user's avatar
bio No User's biography
can_create_group No User can create groups - true or false
color_scheme_id No User's color scheme for the file viewer (see the user preference docs for more information)
email No Email
extern_uid No External UID
external No Flags the user as external - true or false (default)
extra_shared_runners_minutes_limit No Extra pipeline minutes quota for this user (purchased in addition to the minutes included in the plan) (STARTER)
group_id_for_saml No ID of group where SAML has been configured
id Yes The ID of the user
linkedin No LinkedIn
location No User's location
name No Name
note No Admin notes for this user
organization No Organization name
password No Password
private_profile No User's profile is private - true, false (default), or null (will be converted to false)
projects_limit No Limit projects each user can create
provider No External provider name
public_email No The public email of the user
shared_runners_minutes_limit No Pipeline minutes quota for this user (included in plan). Can be nil (default; inherit system default), 0 (unlimited) or > 0 (STARTER)
skip_reconfirmation No Skip reconfirmation - true or false (default)
skype No Skype ID
theme_id No The GitLab theme for the user (see the user preference docs for more information)
twitter No Twitter account
username No Username
website_url No Website URL

On password update, user will be forced to change it upon next login. Note, at the moment this method does only return a 404 error, even in cases where a 409 (Conflict) would be more appropriate. For example, when renaming the email address to some existing one.

Delete authentication identity from user

Deletes a user's authentication identity using the provider name associated with that identity. Available only for administrators.

DELETE /users/:id/identities/:provider

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID of the user
  • provider (required) - External provider name

User deletion

Deletes a user. Available only for administrators. This returns a 204 No Content status code if the operation was successfully, 404 if the resource was not found or 409 if the user cannot be soft deleted.

DELETE /users/:id

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID of the user
  • hard_delete (optional) - If true, contributions that would usually be moved to the ghost user will be deleted instead, as well as groups owned solely by this user.

List current user (for normal users)

Gets currently authenticated user.

GET /user
{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "email": "john@example.com",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "bio": "",
  "bio_html": "",
  "location": null,
  "public_email": "john@example.com",
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
  "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
  "theme_id": 1,
  "last_activity_on": "2012-05-23",
  "color_scheme_id": 2,
  "projects_limit": 100,
  "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john_smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
  ],
  "can_create_group": true,
  "can_create_project": true,
  "two_factor_enabled": true,
  "external": false,
  "private_profile": false
}

List current user (for admins)

Parameters:

  • sudo (optional) - the ID of a user to make the call in their place
GET /user
{
  "id": 1,
  "username": "john_smith",
  "email": "john@example.com",
  "name": "John Smith",
  "state": "active",
  "avatar_url": "http://localhost:3000/uploads/user/avatar/1/index.jpg",
  "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/john_smith",
  "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z",
  "is_admin": false,
  "bio": "",
  "bio_html": "",
  "location": null,
  "public_email": "john@example.com",
  "skype": "",
  "linkedin": "",
  "twitter": "",
  "website_url": "",
  "organization": "",
  "job_title": "",
  "last_sign_in_at": "2012-06-01T11:41:01Z",
  "confirmed_at": "2012-05-23T09:05:22Z",
  "theme_id": 1,
  "last_activity_on": "2012-05-23",
  "color_scheme_id": 2,
  "projects_limit": 100,
  "current_sign_in_at": "2012-06-02T06:36:55Z",
  "identities": [
    {"provider": "github", "extern_uid": "2435223452345"},
    {"provider": "bitbucket", "extern_uid": "john_smith"},
    {"provider": "google_oauth2", "extern_uid": "8776128412476123468721346"}
  ],
  "can_create_group": true,
  "can_create_project": true,
  "two_factor_enabled": true,
  "external": false,
  "private_profile": false,
  "current_sign_in_ip": "196.165.1.102",
  "last_sign_in_ip": "172.127.2.22"
}

User status

Get the status of the currently signed in user.

GET /user/status
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/user/status"

Example response:

{
  "emoji":"coffee",
  "message":"I crave coffee :coffee:",
  "message_html": "I crave coffee <gl-emoji title=\"hot beverage\" data-name=\"coffee\" data-unicode-version=\"4.0\">☕</gl-emoji>"
}

Get the status of a user

Get the status of a user.

GET /users/:id_or_username/status
Attribute Type Required Description
id_or_username string yes The ID or username of the user to get a status of
curl "https://gitlab.example.com/users/janedoe/status"

Example response:

{
  "emoji":"coffee",
  "message":"I crave coffee :coffee:",
  "message_html": "I crave coffee <gl-emoji title=\"hot beverage\" data-name=\"coffee\" data-unicode-version=\"4.0\">☕</gl-emoji>"
}

Set user status

Set the status of the current user.

PUT /user/status
Attribute Type Required Description
emoji string no The name of the emoji to use as status. If omitted speech_balloon is used. Emoji name can be one of the specified names in the Gemojione index.
message string no The message to set as a status. It can also contain emoji codes.

When both parameters emoji and message are empty, the status will be cleared.

curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --data "emoji=coffee" --data "message=I crave coffee" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/user/status"

Example responses

{
  "emoji":"coffee",
  "message":"I crave coffee",
  "message_html": "I crave coffee"
}

User counts

Get the counts (same as in top right menu) of the currently signed in user.

Attribute Type Description
merge_requests number Merge requests that are active and assigned to current user.
GET /user_counts
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/user_counts"

Example response:

{
  "merge_requests": 4
}

List user projects

Please refer to the List of user projects.

List SSH keys

Get a list of currently authenticated user's SSH keys.

GET /user/keys
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "title": "Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2014-08-01T14:47:39.080Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "title": "Another Public key",
    "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
    "created_at": "2014-08-01T14:47:39.080Z"
  }
]

Parameters:

  • none

List SSH keys for user

Get a list of a specified user's SSH keys.

GET /users/:id_or_username/keys
Attribute Type Required Description
id_or_username string yes The ID or username of the user to get the SSH keys for.

Single SSH key

Get a single key.

GET /user/keys/:key_id

Parameters:

  • key_id (required) - The ID of an SSH key
{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "Public key",
  "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIEAiPWx6WM4lhHNedGfBpPJNPpZ7yKu+dnn1SJejgt4596k6YjzGGphH2TUxwKzxcKDKKezwkpfnxPkSMkuEspGRt/aZZ9wa++Oi7Qkr8prgHc4soW6NUlfDzpvZK2H5E7eQaSeP3SAwGmQKUFHCddNaP0L+hM7zhFNzjFvpaMgJw0=",
  "created_at": "2014-08-01T14:47:39.080Z"
}

Add SSH key

Creates a new key owned by the currently authenticated user.

POST /user/keys

Parameters:

  • title (required) - new SSH Key's title
  • key (required) - new SSH key
  • expires_at (optional) - The expiration date of the SSH key in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)
{
  "title": "ABC",
  "key": "ssh-dss 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 loic@call",
  "expires_at": "2016-01-21T00:00:00.000Z"
}

Will return created key with status 201 Created on success. If an error occurs a 400 Bad Request is returned with a message explaining the error:

{
  "message": {
    "fingerprint": [
      "has already been taken"
    ],
    "key": [
      "has already been taken"
    ]
  }
}

Add SSH key for user

Create new key owned by specified user. Available only for admin

POST /users/:id/keys

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user
  • title (required) - new SSH Key's title
  • key (required) - new SSH key
  • expires_at (optional) - The expiration date of the SSH key in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)

NOTE: Note: This also adds an audit event, as described in audit instance events. (PREMIUM)

Delete SSH key for current user

Deletes key owned by currently authenticated user. This returns a 204 No Content status code if the operation was successfully or 404 if the resource was not found.

DELETE /user/keys/:key_id

Parameters:

  • key_id (required) - SSH key ID

Delete SSH key for given user

Deletes key owned by a specified user. Available only for admin.

DELETE /users/:id/keys/:key_id

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user
  • key_id (required) - SSH key ID

List all GPG keys

Get a list of currently authenticated user's GPG keys.

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

Example response:

[
    {
        "id": 1,
        "key": "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n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\r\no4nlxaz65VucmNbN1aMbDXLJVSqR1DuE00vEsL1AItI=\r\n=XQoy\r\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----",
        "created_at": "2017-09-05T09:17:46.264Z"
    }
]

Get a specific GPG key

Get a specific GPG key of currently authenticated user.

GET /user/gpg_keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
key_id integer yes The ID of the GPG key
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/user/gpg_keys/1"

Example response:

  {
      "id": 1,
      "key": "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n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\r\no4nlxaz65VucmNbN1aMbDXLJVSqR1DuE00vEsL1AItI=\r\n=XQoy\r\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----",
      "created_at": "2017-09-05T09:17:46.264Z"
  }

Add a GPG key

Creates a new GPG key owned by the currently authenticated user.

POST /user/gpg_keys

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
key string yes The new GPG key
curl --data "key=-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n\r\nxsBNBFV..."  --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/user/gpg_keys"

Example response:

[
    {
        "id": 1,
        "key": "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n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\r\no4nlxaz65VucmNbN1aMbDXLJVSqR1DuE00vEsL1AItI=\r\n=XQoy\r\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----",
        "created_at": "2017-09-05T09:17:46.264Z"
    }
]

Delete a GPG key

Delete a GPG key owned by currently authenticated user.

DELETE /user/gpg_keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
key_id integer yes The ID of the GPG key
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/user/gpg_keys/1"

Returns 204 No Content on success, or 404 Not found if the key cannot be found.

List all GPG keys for given user

Get a list of a specified user's GPG keys. Available only for admins.

GET /users/:id/gpg_keys

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the user
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/2/gpg_keys"

Example response:

[
    {
        "id": 1,
        "key": "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n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\r\no4nlxaz65VucmNbN1aMbDXLJVSqR1DuE00vEsL1AItI=\r\n=XQoy\r\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----",
        "created_at": "2017-09-05T09:17:46.264Z"
    }
]

Get a specific GPG key for a given user

Get a specific GPG key for a given user. Available only for admins.

GET /users/:id/gpg_keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the user
key_id integer yes The ID of the GPG key
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/2/gpg_keys/1"

Example response:

  {
      "id": 1,
      "key": "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n\r\nxsBNBFVjnlIBCACibzXOLCiZiL2oyzYUaTOCkYnSUhymg3pdbfKtd4mpBa58xKBj\r\nt1pTHVpw3Sk03wmzhM/Ndlt1AV2YhLv++83WKr+gAHFYFiCV/tnY8bx3HqvVoy8O\r\nCfxWhw4QZK7+oYzVmJj8ZJm3ZjOC4pzuegNWlNLCUdZDx9OKlHVXLCX1iUbjdYWa\r\nqKV6tdV8hZolkbyjedQgrpvoWyeSHHpwHF7yk4gNJWMMI5rpcssL7i6mMXb/sDzO\r\nVaAtU5wiVducsOa01InRFf7QSTxoAm6Xy0PGv/k48M6xCALa9nY+BzlOv47jUT57\r\nvilf4Szy9dKD0v9S0mQ+IHB+gNukWrnwtXx5ABEBAAHNFm5hbWUgKGNvbW1lbnQp\r\nIDxlbUBpbD7CwHUEEwECACkFAlVjnlIJEINgJNgv009/AhsDAhkBBgsJCAcDAgYV\r\nCAIJCgsEFgIDAQAAxqMIAFBHuBA8P1v8DtHonIK8Lx2qU23t8Mh68HBIkSjk2H7/\r\noO2cDWCw50jZ9D91PXOOyMPvBWV2IE3tARzCvnNGtzEFRtpIEtZ0cuctxeIF1id5\r\ncrfzdMDsmZyRHAOoZ9VtuD6mzj0ybQWMACb7eIHjZDCee3Slh3TVrLy06YRdq2I4\r\nbjMOPePtK5xnIpHGpAXkB3IONxyITpSLKsA4hCeP7gVvm7r7TuQg1ygiUBlWbBYn\r\niE5ROzqZjG1s7dQNZK/riiU2umGqGuwAb2IPvNiyuGR3cIgRE4llXH/rLuUlspAp\r\no4nlxaz65VucmNbN1aMbDXLJVSqR1DuE00vEsL1AItI=\r\n=XQoy\r\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----",
      "created_at": "2017-09-05T09:17:46.264Z"
  }

Add a GPG key for a given user

Create new GPG key owned by the specified user. Available only for admins.

POST /users/:id/gpg_keys

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the user
key_id integer yes The ID of the GPG key
curl --data "key=-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n\r\nxsBNBFV..."  --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/2/gpg_keys"

Example response:

[
    {
        "id": 1,
        "key": "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\r\n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\r\no4nlxaz65VucmNbN1aMbDXLJVSqR1DuE00vEsL1AItI=\r\n=XQoy\r\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----",
        "created_at": "2017-09-05T09:17:46.264Z"
    }
]

Delete a GPG key for a given user

Delete a GPG key owned by a specified user. Available only for admins.

DELETE /users/:id/gpg_keys/:key_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the user
key_id integer yes The ID of the GPG key
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/2/gpg_keys/1"

List emails

Get a list of currently authenticated user's emails.

GET /user/emails
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "email": "email@example.com"
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "email": "email2@example.com"
  }
]

Parameters:

  • none

List emails for user

Get a list of a specified user's emails. Available only for admin

GET /users/:id/emails

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user

Single email

Get a single email.

GET /user/emails/:email_id

Parameters:

  • email_id (required) - email ID
{
  "id": 1,
  "email": "email@example.com"
}

Add email

Creates a new email owned by the currently authenticated user.

POST /user/emails

Parameters:

  • email (required) - email address
{
  "id": 4,
  "email": "email@example.com"
}

Will return created email with status 201 Created on success. If an error occurs a 400 Bad Request is returned with a message explaining the error:

{
  "message": {
    "email": [
      "has already been taken"
    ]
  }
}

Add email for user

Create new email owned by specified user. Available only for admin

POST /users/:id/emails

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user
  • email (required) - email address
  • skip_confirmation (optional) - Skip confirmation and assume e-mail is verified - true or false (default)

Delete email for current user

Deletes email owned by currently authenticated user. This returns a 204 No Content status code if the operation was successfully or 404 if the resource was not found.

DELETE /user/emails/:email_id

Parameters:

  • email_id (required) - email ID

Delete email for given user

Deletes email owned by a specified user. Available only for admin.

DELETE /users/:id/emails/:email_id

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user
  • email_id (required) - email ID

Block user

Blocks the specified user. Available only for admin.

POST /users/:id/block

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user

Returns:

  • 201 OK on success.
  • 404 User Not Found if user cannot be found.
  • 403 Forbidden when trying to block an already blocked user by LDAP synchronization.

Unblock user

Unblocks the specified user. Available only for admin.

POST /users/:id/unblock

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user

Will return 201 OK on success, 404 User Not Found is user cannot be found or 403 Forbidden when trying to unblock a user blocked by LDAP synchronization.

Deactivate user

Introduced in GitLab 12.4.

Deactivates the specified user. Available only for admin.

POST /users/:id/deactivate

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user

Returns:

  • 201 OK on success.
  • 404 User Not Found if user cannot be found.
  • 403 Forbidden when trying to deactivate a user:
    • Blocked by admin or by LDAP synchronization.
    • That has any activity in past 180 days. These users cannot be deactivated.

Activate user

Introduced in GitLab 12.4.

Activates the specified user. Available only for admin.

POST /users/:id/activate

Parameters:

  • id (required) - ID of specified user

Returns:

  • 201 OK on success.
  • 404 User Not Found if user cannot be found.
  • 403 Forbidden when trying to activate a user blocked by admin or by LDAP synchronization.

Get user contribution events

Please refer to the Events API documentation

Get all impersonation tokens of a user

Requires admin permissions.

It retrieves every impersonation token of the user. Use the pagination parameters page and per_page to restrict the list of impersonation tokens.

GET /users/:user_id/impersonation_tokens

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
user_id integer yes The ID of the user
state string no filter tokens based on state (all, active, inactive)
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/impersonation_tokens"

Example response:

[
   {
      "active" : true,
      "scopes" : [
         "api"
      ],
      "revoked" : false,
      "name" : "mytoken",
      "id" : 2,
      "created_at" : "2017-03-17T17:18:09.283Z",
      "impersonation" : true,
      "expires_at" : "2017-04-04"
   },
   {
      "active" : false,
      "scopes" : [
         "read_user"
      ],
      "revoked" : true,
      "name" : "mytoken2",
      "created_at" : "2017-03-17T17:19:28.697Z",
      "id" : 3,
      "impersonation" : true,
      "expires_at" : "2017-04-14"
   }
]

Get an impersonation token of a user

Requires admin permissions.

It shows a user's impersonation token.

GET /users/:user_id/impersonation_tokens/:impersonation_token_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
user_id integer yes The ID of the user
impersonation_token_id integer yes The ID of the impersonation token
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/impersonation_tokens/2"

Example response:

{
   "active" : true,
   "scopes" : [
      "api"
   ],
   "revoked" : false,
   "name" : "mytoken",
   "id" : 2,
   "created_at" : "2017-03-17T17:18:09.283Z",
   "impersonation" : true,
   "expires_at" : "2017-04-04"
}

Create an impersonation token

Requires admin permissions. Token values are returned once. Make sure you save it - you won't be able to access it again.

It creates a new impersonation token. Note that only administrators can do this. You are only able to create impersonation tokens to impersonate the user and perform both API calls and Git reads and writes. The user will not see these tokens in their profile settings page.

POST /users/:user_id/impersonation_tokens
Attribute Type Required Description
user_id integer yes The ID of the user
name string yes The name of the impersonation token
expires_at date no The expiration date of the impersonation token in ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD)
scopes array yes The array of scopes of the impersonation token (api, read_user)
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --data "name=mytoken" --data "expires_at=2017-04-04" --data "scopes[]=api" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/impersonation_tokens"

Example response:

{
   "id" : 2,
   "revoked" : false,
   "scopes" : [
      "api"
   ],
   "token" : "EsMo-vhKfXGwX9RKrwiy",
   "active" : true,
   "impersonation" : true,
   "name" : "mytoken",
   "created_at" : "2017-03-17T17:18:09.283Z",
   "expires_at" : "2017-04-04"
}

Revoke an impersonation token

Requires admin permissions.

It revokes an impersonation token.

DELETE /users/:user_id/impersonation_tokens/:impersonation_token_id
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/42/impersonation_tokens/1"

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
user_id integer yes The ID of the user
impersonation_token_id integer yes The ID of the impersonation token

Get user activities (admin only)

NOTE: Note: This API endpoint is only available on 8.15 (EE) and 9.1 (CE) and above.

Get the last activity date for all users, sorted from oldest to newest.

The activities that update the timestamp are:

  • Git HTTP/SSH activities (such as clone, push)
  • User logging in to GitLab
  • User visiting pages related to Dashboards, Projects, Issues, and Merge Requests (introduced in GitLab 11.8)
  • User using the API
  • User using the GraphQL API

By default, it shows the activity for all users in the last 6 months, but this can be amended by using the from parameter.

GET /user/activities

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
from string no Date string in the format YEAR-MONTH-DAY. For example, 2016-03-11. Defaults to 6 months ago.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/user/activities"

Example response:

[
  {
    "username": "user1",
    "last_activity_on": "2015-12-14",
    "last_activity_at": "2015-12-14"
  },
  {
    "username": "user2",
    "last_activity_on": "2015-12-15",
    "last_activity_at": "2015-12-15"
  },
  {
    "username": "user3",
    "last_activity_on": "2015-12-16",
    "last_activity_at": "2015-12-16"
  }
]

Please note that last_activity_at is deprecated, please use last_activity_on.

User memberships (admin only)

Introduced in GitLab 12.8.

Lists all projects and groups a user is a member of. This endpoint is available for admins only. It returns the source_id, source_name, source_type and access_level of a membership. Source can be of type Namespace (representing a group) or Project. The response represents only direct memberships. Inherited memberships, for example in subgroups, are not included. Access levels are represented by an integer value. For more details, read about the meaning of access level values.

GET /users/:id/memberships

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of a specified user
type string no Filter memberships by type. Can be either Project or Namespace

Returns:

  • 200 OK on success.
  • 404 User Not Found if user can't be found.
  • 403 Forbidden when not requested by an admin.
  • 400 Bad Request when requested type is not supported.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/users/:user_id/memberships"

Example response:

[
  {
    "source_id": 1,
    "source_name": "Project one",
    "source_type": "Project",
    "access_level": "20"
  },
  {
    "source_id": 3,
    "source_name": "Group three",
    "source_type": "Namespace",
    "access_level": "20"
  },
]