glab api

Make an authenticated request to GitLab API


Makes an authenticated HTTP request to the GitLab API and prints the response. The endpoint argument should either be a path of a GitLab API v4 endpoint, or "graphql" to access the GitLab's GraphQL API.

GitLab REST API Docs: GitLab GraphQL Docs:

If the current directory is a git directory, the GitLab authenticated host in the current git directory will be used else will be used. Override the GitLab hostname with --hostname.

Placeholder values :fullpath or :id, :user or :username, :group, :namespace, :repo, and :branch in the endpoint argument will get replaced with values from the repository of the current directory.

The default HTTP request method is "GET" normally and "POST" if any parameters were added. Override the method with --method.

Pass one or more --raw-field values in "key=value" format to add JSON-encoded string parameters to the POST body.

The --field flag behaves like --raw-field with magic type conversion based on the format of the value:

  • literal values true, false, null, and integer numbers get converted to appropriate JSON types;
  • placeholder values :namespace, :repo, and :branch get populated with values from the repository of the current directory;
  • if the value starts with @, the rest of the value is interpreted as a filename to read the value from. Pass - to read from standard input.

For GraphQL requests, all fields other than query and operationName are interpreted as GraphQL variables.

Raw request body may be passed from the outside via a file specified by --input. Pass - to read from standard input. In this mode, parameters specified via --field flags are serialized into URL query parameters.

In --paginate mode, all pages of results will sequentially be requested until there are no more pages of results. For GraphQL requests, this requires that the original query accepts an $endCursor: String variable and that it fetches the pageInfo{ hasNextPage, endCursor } set of fields from a collection.

glab api <endpoint> [flags]


$ glab api projects/:fullpath/releases

$ glab api projects/gitlab-com%2Fwww-gitlab-com/issues

$ glab api issues --paginate

$ glab api graphql -f query='
  query {
    project(fullPath: "gitlab-org/gitlab-docs") {
      statistics {
      boards {
        nodes {

$ glab api graphql --paginate -f query='
  query($endCursor: String) {
    project(fullPath: "gitlab-org/graphql-sandbox") {
      issues(first: 2, after: $endCursor) {
        edges {
          node {
        pageInfo {


  -F, --field stringArray       Add a parameter of inferred type
  -H, --header stringArray      Add an additional HTTP request header
      --hostname string         The GitLab hostname for the request (default is "" or authenticated host in current git directory)
  -i, --include                 Include HTTP response headers in the output
      --input string            The file to use as body for the HTTP request
  -X, --method string           The HTTP method for the request (default "GET")
      --paginate                Make additional HTTP requests to fetch all pages of results
  -f, --raw-field stringArray   Add a string parameter
      --silent                  Do not print the response body

Options inherited from parent commands

      --help   Show help for command


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