Code Suggestions API

Use the Code Suggestions API to access the Code Suggestions feature.

Create an access token

Introduced in GitLab 16.1.

Creates an access token to access Code Suggestions.

POST /code_suggestions/tokens
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" ""

Example response:

    "access_token": "secret-access-token",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "created_at": 1687865199

Generate code completions (EXPERIMENT)

  • Introduced in GitLab 16.2 with a flag named code_suggestions_completion_api. Disabled by default. This feature is an Experiment.
  • Requirement to generate a JWT before calling this endpoint was removed in GitLab 16.3.

FLAG: On self-managed GitLab, by default this feature is not available. On, this feature is not available. This feature is not ready for production use.

Use the AI abstraction layer to generate code completions.

POST /code_suggestions/completions

Requests to this endpoint are proxied directly to the model gateway. The documentation for the endpoint is currently the SSoT for named parameters.

curl --request POST --header "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN>" --data "<JSON_BODY>"

Example body:

The model gateway is the SSoT for parameters.

Example response:

  "id": "id",
  "model": {
    "engine": "vertex-ai",
    "name": "code-gecko"
  "object": "text_completion",
  "created": 1688557841,
  "choices": [
      "text": "\n        if self.is_running:\n            self.speed += increment\n            print(\"The car's speed is now",
      "index": 0,
      "finish_reason": "length"