License (FREE SELF)

To interact with license endpoints, you need to authenticate yourself as an administrator.

Retrieve information about the current license

GET /license
{
  "id": 2,
  "plan": "gold",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "maximum_user_count": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "active_users": 300,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe1"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Retrieve information about all licenses

GET /licenses
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "plan": "silver",
    "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
    "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
    "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
    "historical_max": 300,
    "maximum_user_count": 300,
    "expired": false,
    "overage": 200,
    "user_limit": 100,
    "licensee": {
      "Name": "John Doe1"
    },
    "add_ons": {
      "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
      "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "plan": "gold",
    "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
    "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
    "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
    "historical_max": 300,
    "maximum_user_count": 300,
    "expired": false,
    "overage": 200,
    "user_limit": 100,
    "licensee": {
      "Name": "Doe John"
    },
    "add_ons": {
      "GitLab_FileLocks": 1
    }
  }
]

Overage is the difference between the number of billable users and the licensed number of users. This is calculated differently depending on whether the license has expired or not.

  • If the license has expired, it uses the historical maximum billable user count (historical_max).
  • If the license has not expired, it uses the current billable users count.

Returns:

  • 200 OK with response containing the licenses in JSON format. This is an empty JSON array if there are no licenses.
  • 403 Forbidden if the current user in not permitted to read the licenses.

Retrieve information about a single license

GET /license/:id

Supported attributes:

Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of the GitLab license.

Returns the following status codes:

  • 200 OK: Response contains the licenses in JSON format.
  • 404 Not Found: The requested license doesn't exist.
  • 403 Forbidden: The current user is not permitted to read the licenses.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license/:id"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "plan": "premium",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "maximum_user_count": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "active_users": 50,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe1"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Add a new license

POST /license
Attribute Type Required Description
license string yes The license string
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license?license=eyJkYXRhIjoiMHM5Q...S01Udz09XG4ifQ=="

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "plan": "gold",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "maximum_user_count": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "active_users": 300,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe1"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Returns:

  • 201 Created if the license is successfully added.
  • 400 Bad Request if the license couldn't be added, with an error message explaining the reason.

Delete a license

DELETE /license/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of the GitLab license.
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license/:id"

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "plan": "gold",
  "created_at": "2018-02-27T23:21:58.674Z",
  "starts_at": "2018-01-27",
  "expires_at": "2022-01-27",
  "historical_max": 300,
  "maximum_user_count": 300,
  "expired": false,
  "overage": 200,
  "user_limit": 100,
  "licensee": {
    "Name": "John Doe"
  },
  "add_ons": {
    "GitLab_FileLocks": 1,
    "GitLab_Auditor_User": 1
  }
}

Returns:

  • 204 No Content if the license is successfully deleted.
  • 403 Forbidden if the current user in not permitted to delete the license.
  • 404 Not Found if the license to delete could not be found.

Trigger recalculation of billable users

PUT /license/:id/refresh_billable_users
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes ID of the GitLab license.
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license/:id/refresh_billable_users"

Example response:

{
  "success": true
}

Returns:

  • 202 Accepted if the request to refresh billable users is successfully initiated.
  • 403 Forbidden if the current user in not permitted to refresh billable users for the license.
  • 404 Not Found if the license could not be found.
Attribute Type Description
success boolean Whether the request succeeded or not.

Retrieve usage information about the current license

Gets usage information about the current license and exports it in CSV format.

GET /license/usage_export.csv
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/license/usage_export.csv"

Example response:

License Key,"eyJkYXRhIjoib1EwRWZXU3RobDY2Yl=
"
Email,user@example.com
License Start Date,2023-02-22
License End Date,2024-02-22
Company,Example Corp.
Generated At,2023-09-05 06:56:23
"",""
Date,Billable User Count
2023-07-11 12:00:05,21
2023-07-13 12:00:06,21
2023-08-16 12:00:02,21
2023-09-04 12:00:12,21

Returns:

  • 202 Accepted if the request to refresh billable users is successfully initiated.
  • 403 Forbidden if the current user in not permitted to refresh billable users for the license.
  • 404 Not Found if the license could not be found.