Dependency list (ULTIMATE)

  • System dependencies introduced in GitLab 14.6.
  • Group-level dependency list introduced in GitLab 16.2 with a flag named group_level_dependencies. Disabled by default.

FLAG: On self-managed GitLab, by default the group-level dependency list is not available. To make it available, an administrator can enable the feature flag named group_level_dependencies. On, this feature is not available.

Use the dependency list to review your project or group's dependencies and key details about those dependencies, including their known vulnerabilities. It is a collection of dependencies in your project, including existing and new findings.

For an overview, see Project Dependency.

To see the dependency list, go to your project and select Secure > Dependency list.

This information is sometimes referred to as a Software Bill of Materials, SBOM, or BOM.


To view your project's dependencies, ensure you meet the following requirements:

View a project's dependencies

Dependency list

GitLab displays dependencies with the following information:

Field Description
Component The dependency's name and version.
Packager The packager used to install the dependency.
Location For system dependencies, this lists the image that was scanned. For application dependencies, this shows a link to the packager-specific lock file in your project that declared the dependency. It also shows the dependency path to a top-level dependency, if any, and if supported.
License Links to dependency's software licenses.

Displayed dependencies are initially sorted by the severity of their known vulnerabilities, if any. They can also be sorted by name or by the packager that installed them.


If a dependency has known vulnerabilities, view them by selecting the arrow next to the dependency's name or the badge that indicates how many known vulnerabilities exist. For each vulnerability, its severity and description appears below it. To view more details of a vulnerability, select the vulnerability's description. The vulnerability's details page is opened.

Dependency paths

The dependency list shows the path between a dependency and a top-level dependency it's connected to, if any. There are many possible paths connecting a transient dependency to top-level dependencies, but the user interface shows only one of the shortest paths.

Dependency path

Dependency paths are supported for the following package managers:


Introduced in GitLab 12.3.

If the License Compliance CI job is configured, discovered licenses are displayed on this page.

Downloading the dependency list

You can download your project's full list of dependencies and their details in JSON format.

In the UI

You can download your project's list of dependencies and their details in JSON format by selecting the Export button. The dependency list only shows the results of the last successful pipeline to run on the default branch.

Using the API

You can download your project's list of dependencies using the API. Note this only provides the dependencies identified by the Gemnasium family of analyzers and not any other of the GitLab dependency analyzers.