Difficulty Integrating External API with GitLab CI/CD Pipeline

Hello community,

I’m currently facing a challenge while trying to integrate an external API into my GitLab CI/CD pipeline, and I’m hoping someone can shed some light on this issue.

I have a custom API that my application relies on for certain functionalities. However, when I try to include API calls within my GitLab CI/CD pipeline, I encounter unexpected behavior and errors. I’ve followed the documentation and configured the necessary variables, but it seems like the communication between GitLab and the external API isn’t working as expected.

Here are some details of the problem:

  • The API calls work perfectly when tested locally or in a development environment.
  • I’ve double-checked the API endpoint, authentication, and request headers in my GitLab CI/CD configuration.
  • The pipeline jobs run successfully, but the API calls consistently return errors or unexpected responses.

Has anyone else faced a similar issue, or does anyone have suggestions on how to troubleshoot and resolve this problem? I’m open to any insights, tips, or experiences you may have had with integrating external APIs into GitLab CI/CD pipelines.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!