API for defining/configuring CI/CD pipelines?

Is there a way to configure a CI/CD pipeline which does not require the use of a .gitlab-ci.yml file in the repo’s root?

Ideally, I am thinking of an API to add/configure/delete a pipeline

Hi @imaman

You can use the below API for Pipeline configuration using curl request.

Create a new pipeline

curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/pipeline?ref=master"

Delete a pipeline

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --request "DELETE" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/pipelines/46"

List project pipelines

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/pipelines"

May this will help to resolve your issue.


Thanks, @kirangavali, this is useful. However, I meant for something slightly different: is it possible to define the configuration (i.e., define the stages, define jobs and assign them to stages, etc.) from API. In other words: is there an API that can be used instead of .gitlab-ci.yml?