python-gitlab is a Python package providing access to the GitLab server API.
It supports the v4 API of GitLab, and provides a CLI tool (
python-gitlab enables you to:
write Pythonic code to manage your GitLab resources.
pass arbitrary parameters to the GitLab API. Simply follow GitLab’s docs on what parameters are available.
access arbitrary endpoints as soon as they are available on GitLab, by using lower-level API methods.
use persistent requests sessions for authentication, proxy and certificate handling.
handle smart retries on network and server errors, with rate-limit handling.
flexible handling of paginated responses, including lazy iterators.
automatically URL-encode paths and parameters where needed.
automatically convert some complex data structures to API attribute types
merge configuration from config files, environment variables and arguments.
As of 4.0.0,
python-gitlab is compatible with Python 3.8+.
pip to install the latest stable version of
$ pip install --upgrade python-gitlab
$ pip install git+https://github.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab.git
$ pip install git+https://gitlab.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab.git
Using the docker images#
python-gitlab provides Docker images in two flavors, based on the Alpine and Debian slim
python base images. The default tag is
but you can explicitly use the alias (see below).
The alpine image is smaller, but you may want to use the Debian-based slim tag (currently
-slim-bullseye) if you are running into issues or need a more complete environment
with a bash shell, such as in CI jobs.
The images are published on the GitLab registry, for example:
registry.gitlab.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab:latest(latest, alpine alias)
You can run the Docker image directly from the GitLab registry:
$ docker run -it --rm registry.gitlab.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab:latest <command> ...
For example, to get a project on GitLab.com (without authentication):
$ docker run -it --rm registry.gitlab.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab:latest project get --id gitlab-org/gitlab
You can also mount your own config file:
$ docker run -it --rm -v /path/to/python-gitlab.cfg:/etc/python-gitlab.cfg registry.gitlab.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab:latest <command> ...
Building the image#
To build your own image from this repository, run:
$ docker build -t python-gitlab:latest .
Run your own image:
$ docker run -it --rm python-gitlab:latest <command> ...
Build a Debian slim-based image:
$ docker build -t python-gitlab:latest --build-arg PYTHON_FLAVOR=slim-bullseye .
Please report bugs and feature requests at https://github.com/python-gitlab/python-gitlab/issues.
Gitter Community Chat#
If you have a simple question, the community might be able to help already, without you opening an issue. If you regularly use python-gitlab, we also encourage you to join and participate. You might discover new ideas and use cases yourself!
The full documentation for CLI and API is available on readthedocs.
Build the docs#
tox to manage our environment and build the documentation:
pip install tox tox -e docs
For guidelines for contributing to
python-gitlab, refer to CONTRIBUTING.rst.