Pipeline trigger tokens API (FREE)

You can read more about triggering pipelines through the API.

List project trigger tokens

Get a list of a project's pipeline trigger tokens.

GET /projects/:id/triggers
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/triggers"
[
    {
        "id": 10,
        "description": "my trigger",
        "created_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
        "last_used": null,
        "token": "6d056f63e50fe6f8c5f8f4aa10edb7",
        "updated_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
        "owner": null
    }
]

The trigger token is displayed in full if the trigger token was created by the authenticated user. Trigger tokens created by other users are shortened to four characters.

Get trigger token details

Get details of a project's pipeline trigger.

GET /projects/:id/triggers/:trigger_id
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
trigger_id integer yes The trigger ID
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/triggers/5"
{
    "id": 10,
    "description": "my trigger",
    "created_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
    "last_used": null,
    "token": "6d056f63e50fe6f8c5f8f4aa10edb7",
    "updated_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
    "owner": null
}

Create a trigger token

Create a pipeline trigger for a project.

POST /projects/:id/triggers
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
description string yes The trigger name
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" \
     --form description="my description" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/triggers"
{
    "id": 10,
    "description": "my trigger",
    "created_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
    "last_used": null,
    "token": "6d056f63e50fe6f8c5f8f4aa10edb7",
    "updated_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
    "owner": null
}

Update a project trigger token

Update a pipeline trigger token for a project.

PUT /projects/:id/triggers/:trigger_id
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
trigger_id integer yes The trigger ID
description string no The trigger name
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" \
     --form description="my description" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/triggers/10"
{
    "id": 10,
    "description": "my trigger",
    "created_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
    "last_used": null,
    "token": "6d056f63e50fe6f8c5f8f4aa10edb7",
    "updated_at": "2016-01-07T09:53:58.235Z",
    "owner": null
}

Remove a project trigger token

Remove a project's pipeline trigger token.

DELETE /projects/:id/triggers/:trigger_id
Attribute Type required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
trigger_id integer yes The trigger ID
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/triggers/5"

Trigger a pipeline with a token

Trigger a pipeline by using a pipeline trigger token or a CI/CD job token for authentication.

With a CI/CD job token, the triggered pipeline is a multi-project pipeline. The job that authenticates the request becomes associated with the upstream pipeline, which is visible on the pipeline graph.

If you use a trigger token in a job, the job is not associated with the upstream pipeline.

POST /projects/:id/trigger/pipeline

Supported attributes:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string {check-circle} Yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user.
ref string {check-circle} Yes The branch or tag to run the pipeline on.
token string {check-circle} Yes The trigger token or CI/CD job token.
variables array {dotted-circle} No An array of hashes containing the variables available in the pipeline, matching the structure [{ 'key': 'UPLOAD_TO_S3', 'variable_type': 'file', 'value': 'true' }, {'key': 'TEST', 'value': 'test variable'}]. If variable_type is excluded, it defaults to env_var.

Example request:

curl --request POST "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/123/trigger/pipeline?token=2cb1840fb9dfc9fb0b7b1609cd29cb&ref=main"

Example response:

{
  "id": 257,
  "iid": 118,
  "project_id": 21,
  "sha": "91e2711a93e5d9e8dddfeb6d003b636b25bf6fc9",
  "ref": "main",
  "status": "created",
  "source": "trigger",
  "created_at": "2022-03-31T01:12:49.068Z",
  "updated_at": "2022-03-31T01:12:49.068Z",
  "web_url": "http://127.0.0.1:3000/test-group/test-project/-/pipelines/257",
  "before_sha": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
  "tag": false,
  "yaml_errors": null,
  "user": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "root",
    "name": "Administrator",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://127.0.0.1:3000/root"
  },
  "started_at": null,
  "finished_at": null,
  "committed_at": null,
  "duration": null,
  "queued_duration": null,
  "coverage": null,
  "detailed_status": {
    "icon": "status_created",
    "text": "created",
    "label": "created",
    "group": "created",
    "tooltip": "created",
    "has_details": true,
    "details_path": "/test-group/test-project/-/pipelines/257",
    "illustration": null,
    "favicon": "/assets/ci_favicons/favicon_status_created-4b975aa976d24e5a3ea7cd9a5713e6ce2cd9afd08b910415e96675de35f64955.png"
  }
}