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Audit Events API (PREMIUM ALL)

Instance Audit Events (PREMIUM SELF)

Use this API to retrieve instance audit events.

To retrieve audit events using the API, you must authenticate yourself as an Administrator.

Retrieve all instance audit events

  • Support for keyset pagination introduced in GitLab 15.11.
  • Entity type Gitlab::Audit::InstanceScope for instance audit events introduced in GitLab 16.2.
GET /audit_events
Attribute Type Required Description
created_after string no Return audit events created on or after the given time. Format: ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)
created_before string no Return audit events created on or before the given time. Format: ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)
entity_type string no Return audit events for the given entity type. Valid values are: User, Group, Project, or Gitlab::Audit::InstanceScope.
entity_id integer no Return audit events for the given entity ID. Requires entity_type attribute to be present.

This endpoint supports both offset-based and keyset-based pagination. You should use keyset-based pagination when requesting consecutive pages of results.

Read more on pagination.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://primary.example.com/api/v4/audit_events"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "author_id": 1,
    "entity_id": 6,
    "entity_type": "Project",
    "details": {
      "custom_message": "Project archived",
      "author_name": "Administrator",
      "author_email": "[email protected]",
      "target_id": "flightjs/flight",
      "target_type": "Project",
      "target_details": "flightjs/flight",
      "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
      "entity_path": "flightjs/flight"
    },
    "created_at": "2019-08-30T07:00:41.885Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 2,
    "author_id": 1,
    "entity_id": 60,
    "entity_type": "Group",
    "details": {
      "add": "group",
      "author_name": "Administrator",
      "author_email": "[email protected]",
      "target_id": "flightjs",
      "target_type": "Group",
      "target_details": "flightjs",
      "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
      "entity_path": "flightjs"
    },
    "created_at": "2019-08-27T18:36:44.162Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 3,
    "author_id": 51,
    "entity_id": 51,
    "entity_type": "User",
    "details": {
      "change": "email address",
      "from": "[email protected]",
      "to": "[email protected]",
      "author_name": "Andreas",
      "author_email": "[email protected]",
      "target_id": 51,
      "target_type": "User",
      "target_details": "Andreas",
      "ip_address": null,
      "entity_path": "Andreas"
    },
    "created_at": "2019-08-22T16:34:25.639Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 4,
    "author_id": 43,
    "entity_id": 1,
    "entity_type": "Gitlab::Audit::InstanceScope",
    "details": {
      "author_name": "Administrator",
      "author_class": "User",
      "target_id": 32,
      "target_type": "AuditEvents::Streaming::InstanceHeader",
      "target_details": "unknown",
      "custom_message": "Created custom HTTP header with key X-arg.",
      "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
      "entity_path": "gitlab_instance"
    },
    "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
    "author_name": "Administrator",
    "entity_path": "gitlab_instance",
    "target_details": "unknown",
    "created_at": "2023-08-01T11:29:44.764Z",
    "target_type": "AuditEvents::Streaming::InstanceHeader",
    "target_id": 32,
    "event_type": "audit_events_streaming_instance_headers_create"
  }
]

Retrieve single instance audit event

GET /audit_events/:id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer yes The ID of the audit event
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://primary.example.com/api/v4/audit_events/1"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "author_id": 1,
  "entity_id": 6,
  "entity_type": "Project",
  "details": {
    "custom_message": "Project archived",
    "author_name": "Administrator",
    "author_email": "[email protected]",
    "target_id": "flightjs/flight",
    "target_type": "Project",
    "target_details": "flightjs/flight",
    "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
    "entity_path": "flightjs/flight"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-08-30T07:00:41.885Z"
}

Group Audit Events

Support for keyset pagination introduced in GitLab 15.2.

Use this API to retrieve group audit events.

A user with:

  • The Owner role can retrieve group audit events of all users.
  • The Developer or Maintainer role is limited to group audit events based on their individual actions.

This endpoint supports both offset-based and keyset-based pagination. Keyset-based pagination is recommended when requesting consecutive pages of results.

Retrieve all group audit events

Support for keyset pagination introduced in GitLab 15.2.

GET /groups/:id/audit_events
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
created_after string no Return group audit events created on or after the given time. Format: ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)
created_before string no Return group audit events created on or before the given time. Format: ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)

By default, GET requests return 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

Read more on pagination.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://primary.example.com/api/v4/groups/60/audit_events"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 2,
    "author_id": 1,
    "entity_id": 60,
    "entity_type": "Group",
    "details": {
      "custom_message": "Group marked for deletion",
      "author_name": "Administrator",
      "author_email": "[email protected]",
      "target_id": "flightjs",
      "target_type": "Group",
      "target_details": "flightjs",
      "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
      "entity_path": "flightjs"
    },
    "created_at": "2019-08-28T19:36:44.162Z"
  },
  {
    "id": 1,
    "author_id": 1,
    "entity_id": 60,
    "entity_type": "Group",
    "details": {
      "add": "group",
      "author_name": "Administrator",
      "author_email": "[email protected]",
      "target_id": "flightjs",
      "target_type": "Group",
      "target_details": "flightjs",
      "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
      "entity_path": "flightjs"
    },
    "created_at": "2019-08-27T18:36:44.162Z"
  }
]

Retrieve a specific group audit event

Only available to group owners and administrators.

GET /groups/:id/audit_events/:audit_event_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group
audit_event_id integer yes The ID of the audit event
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://primary.example.com/api/v4/groups/60/audit_events/2"

Example response:

{
  "id": 2,
  "author_id": 1,
  "entity_id": 60,
  "entity_type": "Group",
  "details": {
    "custom_message": "Group marked for deletion",
    "author_name": "Administrator",
    "author_email": "[email protected]",
    "target_id": "flightjs",
    "target_type": "Group",
    "target_details": "flightjs",
    "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
    "entity_path": "flightjs"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-08-28T19:36:44.162Z"
}

Project Audit Events

Introduced in GitLab 13.1.

Use this API to retrieve project audit events.

A user with a Maintainer role (or above) can retrieve project audit events of all users. A user with a Developer role is limited to project audit events based on their individual actions.

Retrieve all project audit events

Support for keyset pagination introduced in GitLab 15.10.

GET /projects/:id/audit_events
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project
created_after string no Return project audit events created on or after the given time. Format: ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)
created_before string no Return project audit events created on or before the given time. Format: ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)

By default, GET requests return 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated. When requesting consecutive pages of results, you should use keyset pagination.

Read more on pagination.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://primary.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/audit_events"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 5,
    "author_id": 1,
    "entity_id": 7,
    "entity_type": "Project",
    "details": {
        "change": "prevent merge request approval from committers",
        "from": "",
        "to": "true",
        "author_name": "Administrator",
        "author_email": "[email protected]",
        "target_id": 7,
        "target_type": "Project",
        "target_details": "twitter/typeahead-js",
        "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
        "entity_path": "twitter/typeahead-js"
    },
    "created_at": "2020-05-26T22:55:04.230Z"
  },
  {
      "id": 4,
      "author_id": 1,
      "entity_id": 7,
      "entity_type": "Project",
      "details": {
          "change": "prevent merge request approval from authors",
          "from": "false",
          "to": "true",
          "author_name": "Administrator",
          "author_email": "[email protected]",
          "target_id": 7,
          "target_type": "Project",
          "target_details": "twitter/typeahead-js",
          "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
          "entity_path": "twitter/typeahead-js"
      },
      "created_at": "2020-05-26T22:55:04.218Z"
  }
]

Retrieve a specific project audit event

Only available to users with at least the Maintainer role for the project.

GET /projects/:id/audit_events/:audit_event_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project
audit_event_id integer yes The ID of the audit event
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://primary.example.com/api/v4/projects/7/audit_events/5"

Example response:

{
  "id": 5,
  "author_id": 1,
  "entity_id": 7,
  "entity_type": "Project",
  "details": {
      "change": "prevent merge request approval from committers",
      "from": "",
      "to": "true",
      "author_name": "Administrator",
      "author_email": "[email protected]",
      "target_id": 7,
      "target_type": "Project",
      "target_details": "twitter/typeahead-js",
      "ip_address": "127.0.0.1",
      "entity_path": "twitter/typeahead-js"
  },
  "created_at": "2020-05-26T22:55:04.230Z"
}