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API Overview

The CircleCI API is a full-featured RESTful API that allows you to access all information and trigger all actions in CircleCI. RESTful APIs enable you to call individual API endpoints to perform the following actions:

API Syntax

When making an API request, make sure you follow standard REST API syntax and formatting. Adhering to proper REST API syntax ensures that the API server can properly process your request and return a JSON response. To make a request to the CircleCI API, use the format shown in the pane to the right:

"https://circleci.com/api/v1.1"

Where:

Authentication

The CircleCI API utilizes token-based authentication to manage access to the API server and validate that a user has permission to make API requests. Before you can make an API request, you must first add an API token and then verify that you are authenticated by the API server to make requests. The process to add an API token and have the API server authenticate you is described in the sections below.

Add an API Token

$ curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/me?circle-token=:token
{
  "user_key_fingerprint" : null,
  "days_left_in_trial" : -238,
  "plan" : "p16",
  "trial_end" : "2011-12-28T22:02:15Z",
  "basic_email_prefs" : "smart",
  "admin" : true,
  "login" : "pbiggar"
 }

To add an API token, perform the steps listed below.

  1. Add an API token from your account dashboard.
  2. To test it, View it in your browser or call the API using
  3. You should see a response similar to the example shown in the right pane.

Get Authenticated

curl "https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/me?circle-token=:token"
curl -u <circle-token>: "https://circleci.com/api/..."

To be authenticated by the API server, add an API token using your account dashboard. To use the API token, add it to the circle-token query param:

Alternatively, you can use the API token as the username for HTTP Basic Authentication, by passing the -u flag to the curl command:

Version Control Systems (:vcs-type)

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/tree/:branch

New with v1.1 of the API, for endpoints under /project you will now need to tell CircleCI what version control system type your project uses. You may currently select either ‘github’ or ‘bitbucket’. The command for recent builds for a project would be formatted like the example shown in the right pane.

F/OSS

If you have a Free / Open Source Software (F/OSS) project, and have the setting turned on in Advanced Settings in your project dashboard, some read-only /project endpoints will return the requested data without the need for a token. People will also be able to view the build results dashboard for the project as well.

List Ordering

(https://circleci.com/docs/api/v1-reference/#recent-builds)
(https://circleci.com/docs/api/v1-reference/#recent-builds-project)

There are two API endpoints where the list order is significant:

In both cases, builds are returned in the order that they were created. For all other endpoints, the order has no special significance.

Accept Header

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/me?circle-token=:token -H "Accept: application/json"

If no accept header is specified, CircleCI will return human-readable JSON with comments. If you prefer to receive compact JSON with no whitespace or comments, add the application/json Accept header.

Getting Started

CircleCI 1.0 and 2.0 are supported by API version 1.1 as documented in the following sections:

Summary of API Endpoints

All CircleCI API endpoints begin with https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/

GET Requests

API Description
/me Provides information about the signed in user.
/projects Lists all projects you are following on CircleCI, with build information organized by branch.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project Returns a build summary for each of the last 30 builds for a single git repo.
/recent-builds Returns a build summary for each of the last 30 recent builds, ordered by build_num.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num Returns full details for a single build. The response includes all of the fields from the build summary. This is also the payload for the notification webhooks, in which case this object is the value to a key named ‘payload’.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/artifacts Lists the artifacts produced by a given build.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key/:fingerprint Retrieves a checkout key.

POST Requests

API Description
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/follow Follow a new project on CircleCI..
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/retry Retries the build, returns a summary of the new build.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/cancel Cancels the build, returns a summary of the build.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/ssh-users Adds a user to the build's SSH permissions.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/tree/:branch Triggers a new build, returns a summary of the build. Optional 1.0 build parameters can be set as well and Optional 2.0 build parameters.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/ssh-key Creates an ssh key used to access external systems that require SSH key-based authentication
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key Creates a new checkout key.

DELETE Requests

API Description
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key/:fingerprint Deletes a checkout key.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/build-cache Clears the cache for a project.
/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/ssh-key Delete the SSH key from a project.

User

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/me?circle-token=:token
{
  "basic_email_prefs" : "smart", // can be "smart", "none" or "all"
  "login" : "pbiggar" // your github username
}

GET Request: Provides information about the user that is currently signed in.

Projects

If you would like to retrieve detailed information about projects, CircleCI provides several different endpoints that you may call to return this information, including the ability to return detailed information for all projects. To ensure you do not encounter any performance-related lags or issues when making an API request, you may wish to limit your search for a single project instead of an array of projects.

The sections below describe the endpoints you may call to return Project information.

Get All Followed Projects

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/projects?circle-token=:token
[ {
  "vcs_url": "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "followed": true, // true if you follow this project in CircleCI
  "username": "circleci",
  "reponame": "mongofinil",
  "branches" : {
    "master" : {
      "pusher_logins" : [ "pbiggar", "arohner" ], // users who have pushed
      "last_non_success" : { // last failed build on this branch
        "pushed_at" : "2013-02-12T21:33:14Z",
        "vcs_revision" : "1d231626ba1d2838e599c5c598d28e2306ad4e48",
        "build_num" : 22,
        "outcome" : "failed",
        },
      "last_success" : { // last successful build on this branch
        "pushed_at" : "2012-08-09T03:59:53Z",
        "vcs_revision" : "384211bbe72b2a22997116a78788117b3922d570",
        "build_num" : 15,
        "outcome" : "success",
        },
      "recent_builds" : [ { // last 5 builds, ordered by pushed_at (decreasing)
        "pushed_at" : "2013-02-12T21:33:14Z",
        "vcs_revision" : "1d231626ba1d2838e599c5c598d28e2306ad4e48",
        "build_num" : 22,
        "outcome" : "failed",
        }, {
        "pushed_at" : "2013-02-11T03:09:54Z",
        "vcs_revision" : "0553ba86b35a97e22ead78b0d568f6a7c79b838d",
        "build_num" : 21,
        "outcome" : "failed",
        }, ... ],
      "running_builds" : [ ] // currently running builds
    }
  }
}, ... ]

GET request.

Returns an array of all projects you are currently following on CircleCI, with build information organized by branch.

Follow a New Project on CircleCI

curl -X POST https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/follow?circle-token=:token
{
  "followed" : true,
  "first_build" : {
    "compare" : null,
    "previous_successful_build" : null,
    "build_parameters" : null,
    "oss" : true,
    "committer_date" : null,
    "body" : null,
    "usage_queued_at" : "2016-09-07T13:48:10.825Z",
    "fail_reason" : null,
    "retry_of" : null,
    "reponame" : "testing-circleci",
    "ssh_users" : [ ],
    "build_url" : "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/1",
    "parallel" : 1,
    "failed" : null,
    "branch" : "master",
    "username" : "circleci",
    "author_date" : null,
    "why" : "first-build",
    "user" : {
      "is_user" : true,
      "login" : "circleci",
      "avatar_url" : "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/6017470?v=3",
      "name" : "CircleCI",
      "vcs_type" : "github",
      "id" : 10101010
    },
    "vcs_revision" : "b2b5def65bf54091dde02ebb39ef3c54de3ff049",
    "vcs_tag" : null,
    "build_num" : 1,
    "infrastructure_fail" : false,
    "committer_email" : null,
    "previous" : null,
    "status" : "not_running",
    "committer_name" : null,
    "retries" : null,
    "subject" : null,
    "vcs_type" : "github",
    "timedout" : false,
    "dont_build" : null,
    "lifecycle" : "not_running",
    "no_dependency_cache" : false,
    "stop_time" : null,
    "ssh_disabled" : false,
    "build_time_millis" : null,
    "circle_yml" : null,
    "messages" : [ ],
    "is_first_green_build" : false,
    "job_name" : null,
    "start_time" : null,
    "canceler" : null,
    "outcome" : null,
    "vcs_url" : "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
    "author_name" : null,
    "node" : null,
    "canceled" : false,
    "author_email" : null
  }
}

Request Type: POST

Follows a new project. CircleCI will then monitor the project for automatic building of commits.

Recent Builds Across All Projects

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/recent-builds?limit=1&shallow=true
[ {
  "vcs_url" : "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "build_url" : "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/22",
  "build_num" : 22,
  "branch" : "master",
  "vcs_revision" : "1d231626ba1d2838e599c5c598d28e2306ad4e48",
  "committer_name" : "Allen Rohner",
  "committer_email" : "arohner@gmail.com",
  "subject" : "Don't explode when the system clock shifts backwards",
  "body" : "", // commit message body
  "why" : "github", // short string explaining the reason we built
  "dont_build" : null, // reason why we didn't build, if we didn't build
  "queued_at" : "2013-02-12T21:33:30Z" // time build was queued
  "start_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:38Z", // time build started
  "stop_time" : "2013-02-12T21:34:01Z", // time build finished
  "build_time_millis" : 23505,
  "username" : "circleci",
  "reponame" : "mongofinil",
  "lifecycle" : "finished", // :queued, :scheduled, :not_run, :not_running, :running or :finished
  "outcome" : "failed", // :canceled, :infrastructure_fail, :timedout, :failed, :no_tests or :success
  "status" : "failed", // :retried, :canceled, :infrastructure_fail, :timedout, :not_run, :running, :failed, :queued, :scheduled, :not_running, :no_tests, :fixed, :success
  "retry_of" : null, // build_num of the build this is a retry of
  "previous" : { // previous build
    "status" : "failed",
    "build_num" : 21
  }, ... ]

Request Type: GET

Returns a build summary for each of the last 30 recent builds, ordered by build_num.

Parameter Description
limit The number of builds to return. Maximum 100, defaults to 30.
offset The API returns builds starting from this offset, defaults to 0.
shallow An optional boolean parameter that may be sent to improve performance if set to 'true'.

Note: When making an API request for Project information, you may experience performance lag and a decrease in overall performance while the request is being processed by the server. To improve performance, CircleCI recommends you pass the shallow parameter in your request.

Recent Builds For A Single Project

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project?circle-token=:token&limit=20&offset=5&filter=completed

Note: You can narrow the builds to a single branch by appending /tree/:branch to the url. Note that the branch name should be url-encoded.

Example:

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/recent-builds?limit=1&shallow=true
[ {
  "vcs_url" : "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "build_url" : "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/22",
  "build_num" : 22,
  "branch" : "master",
  "vcs_revision" : "1d231626ba1d2838e599c5c598d28e2306ad4e48",
  "committer_name" : "Allen Rohner",
  "committer_email" : "arohner@gmail.com",
  "subject" : "Don't explode when the system clock shifts backwards",
  "body" : "", // commit message body
  "why" : "github", // short string explaining the reason we built
  "dont_build" : null, // reason why we didn't build, if we didn't build
  "queued_at" : "2013-02-12T21:33:30Z" // time build was queued
  "start_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:38Z", // time build started running
  "stop_time" : "2013-02-12T21:34:01Z", // time build finished running
  "build_time_millis" : 23505,
  "username" : "circleci",
  "reponame" : "mongofinil",
  "lifecycle" : "finished", // :queued, :scheduled, :not_run, :not_running, :running or :finished
  "outcome" : "failed", // :canceled, :infrastructure_fail, :timedout, :failed, :no_tests or :success
  "status" : "failed", // :retried, :canceled, :infrastructure_fail, :timedout, :not_run, :running, :failed, :queued, :scheduled, :not_running, :no_tests, :fixed, :success
  "retry_of" : null, // build_num of the build this is a retry of
  "previous" : { // previous build
    "status" : "failed",
    "build_num" : 21
  }, ... ]

GET Request: Returns a build summary for each of the last 30 builds for a single git repo, ordered by build_num.

Parameter Description
limit The number of builds to return. Maximum 100, defaults to 30.
offset The API returns builds starting from this offset, defaults to 0.
filter Restricts which builds are returned. Set to "completed", "successful", "failed", "running", or defaults to no filter.
shallow An optional boolean value that may be sent to improve overall performance if set to 'true.'

Improving Performance In Recent Build Requests Using the Shallow Parameter

When making API requests for information about recent builds, you may experience performance lag and a decrease in overall performance while the request is being processed by the server. To improve performance, CircleCI recommends you pass the shallow parameter in your request.

The example to the right shows a user request for recent build information. Notice that when the user passes the shallow parameter, a limited set of information is returned, thereby improving response time and minimizing performance lag.

Sample Request Using the Shallow Parameter

[{
    "committer_date": "2019-04-12T10:44:51-07:00",
    "body": "",
    "usage_queued_at": "2019-04-12T17:46:11.229Z",
    "reponame": "circleci.com",
    "build_url": "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/circleci.com/16315",
    "parallel": 1,
    "branch": "ja-homepage",
    "username": "circleci",
    "author_date": "2019-04-12T10:44:51-07:00",
    "why": "github",
    "user": {
        "is_user": true,
        "login": "trevor-circleci",
        "avatar_url": "https://avatars1.githubusercontent.com/u/22457684?v=4",
        "name": null,
        "vcs_type": "github",
        "id": 22457684
    },
    "vcs_revision": "8139060f4d1f6ff617ac49f8afb2273c4fee2343",
    "workflows": {
        "job_name": "build-preview",
        "job_id": "981f2bfa-3c50-4505-865d-5266670217eb",
        "workflow_id": "a063aeae-5b89-458b-8aa1-cca4c565b07d",
        "workspace_id": "a063aeae-5b89-458b-8aa1-cca4c565b07d",
        "upstream_job_ids": ["7e92fbf5-8111-430b-8e2a-54b169ba745d"],
        "upstream_concurrency_map": {},
        "workflow_name": "build-website"
    },
    "vcs_tag": null,
    "pull_requests": [{
        "head_sha": "8139060f4d1f6ff617ac49f8afb2273c4fee2343",
        "url": "https://github.com/circleci/circleci.com/pull/2347"
    }],
    "build_num": 16315,
    "committer_email": "trevor@circleci.com",
    "status": "success",
    "committer_name": "Trevor Sorel",
    "subject": "adding japanese translations for main nav",
    "dont_build": null,
    "lifecycle": "finished",
    "fleet": "picard",
    "stop_time": "2019-04-12T17:47:42.298Z",
    "build_time_millis": 89366,
    "start_time": "2019-04-12T17:46:12.932Z",
    "platform": "2.0",
    "outcome": "success",
    "vcs_url": "https://github.com/circleci/circleci.com",
    "author_name": "Trevor Sorel",
    "queued_at": "2019-04-12T17:46:11.289Z",
    "author_email": "trevor@circleci.com"
}]

Clear Project Cache

DELETE Request: Clears the cache for a project.

curl -X DELETE https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/build-cache?circle-token=:token
{
  "status" : "build caches deleted"
}

Builds and Jobs

Single Job

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num?circle-token=:token
{
  "vcs_url" : "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "build_url" : "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/22",
  "build_num" : 22,
  "branch" : "master",
  "vcs_revision" : "1d231626ba1d2838e599c5c598d28e2306ad4e48",
  "committer_name" : "Allen Rohner",
  "committer_email" : "arohner@gmail.com",
  "subject" : "Don't explode when the system clock shifts backwards",
  "body" : "", // commit message body
  "why" : "github", // short string explaining the reason the build ran
  "dont_build" : null, // reason why we didn't build, if we didn't build
  "queued_at" : "2013-02-12T21:33:30Z" // time build was queued
  "start_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:38Z", // time build started
  "stop_time" : "2013-02-12T21:34:01Z", // time build finished
  "build_time_millis" : 23505,
  "username" : "circleci",
  "reponame" : "mongofinil",
  "lifecycle" : "finished", // :queued, :scheduled, :not_run, :not_running, :running or :finished
  "outcome" : "success", // :canceled, :infrastructure_fail, :timedout, :failed, :no_tests or :success
  "status" : "success", // :retried, :canceled, :infrastructure_fail, :timedout, :not_run, :running, :failed, :queued, :scheduled, :not_running, :no_tests, :fixed, :success
  "retry_of" : null, // build_num of the build this is a retry of
  "steps" : [ {
    "name" : "configure the build",
    "actions" : [ {
      "bash_command" : null,
      "run_time_millis" : 1646,
      "start_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:38Z",
      "end_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:39Z",
      "name" : "configure the build",
      "exit_code" : null,
      "type" : "infrastructure",
      "index" : 0,
      "status" : "success",
    } ] },

    "name" : "lein2 deps",
    "actions" : [ {
      "bash_command" : "lein2 deps",
      "run_time_millis" : 7555,
      "start_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:47Z",
      "messages" : [ ],
      "step" : 1,
      "exit_code" : 0,
      "end_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:54Z",
      "index" : 0,
      "status" : "success",
      "type" : "dependencies",
      "source" : "inference",
      "failed" : null
    } ] },
    "name" : "lein2 trampoline midje",
    "actions" : [ {
      "bash_command" : "lein2 trampoline midje",
      "run_time_millis" : 2310,
      "continue" : null,
      "parallel" : true,
      "start_time" : "2013-02-12T21:33:59Z",
      "name" : "lein2 trampoline midje",
      "messages" : [ ],
      "step" : 6,
      "exit_code" : 1,
      "end_time" : "2013-02-12T21:34:01Z",
      "index" : 0,
      "status" : "failed",
      "timedout" : null,
      "infrastructure_fail" : null,
      "type" : "test",
      "source" : "inference",
      "failed" : true
    } ]
  } ],
  ...
}

GET Request: Returns the full details for a single job. The response includes all of the fields from the job summary.

Retry a Build

curl -X POST https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/retry?circle-token=:token

You can retry a build with ssh by swapping “retry” with “ssh”.

{
  "vcs_url" : "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "build_url" : "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/23",
  "build_num" : 23,
  "branch" : "master",
  "vcs_revision" : "1d231626ba1d2838e599c5c598d28e2306ad4e48",
  "committer_name" : "Allen Rohner",
  "committer_email" : "arohner@gmail.com",
  "subject" : "Don't explode when the system clock shifts backwards",
  "body" : "", // commit message body
  "why" : "retry", // short string explaining the reason we built
  "dont_build" : null, // reason why we didn't build, if we didn't build
  "queued_at" : "2013-04-12T21:33:30Z" // time build was queued
  "start_time" : "2013-04-12T21:33:38Z", // time build started running
  "stop_time" : "2013-04-12T21:34:01Z", // time build finished running
  "build_time_millis" : 23505,
  "username" : "circleci",
  "reponame" : "mongofinil",
  "lifecycle" : "queued",
  "outcome" : null,
  "status" : "queued",
  "retry_of" : 22, // build_num of the build this is a retry of
  "previous" : { // previous build
    "status" : "failed",
    "build_num" : 22
  }
}

POST Request: Retries the build and then returns a summary of the new build.

Add User to Build

curl -X POST https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/ssh-users?circle-token=:token
# ...Build Data

POST Request: This API call is only available when using a user API token. If the current user has permission to build the project, this API adds the current user's SSH public key to the authorized keys on each container running a build. This allows them to SSH to the build containers.

Cancel a Build

curl -X POST https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/cancel?circle-token=:token
{
  "vcs_url" : "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "build_url" : "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/26",
  "build_num" : 26,
  "branch" : "master",
  "vcs_revision" : "59c9c5ea3e289f2f3b0c94e128267cc0ce2d65c6",
  "committer_name" : "Allen Rohner",
  "committer_email" : "arohner@gmail.com",
  "subject" : "Merge pull request #6 from dlowe/master"
  "body" : "le bump", // commit message body
  "why" : "retry", // short string explaining the reason we built
  "dont_build" : null, // reason why we didn't build, if we didn't build
  "queued_at" : "2013-05-24T19:37:59.095Z" // time build was queued
  "start_time" : null, // time build started running
  "stop_time" : null, // time build finished running
  "build_time_millis" : null,
  "username" : "circleci",
  "reponame" : "mongofinil",
  "lifecycle" : "queued",
  "outcome" : "canceled",
  "status" : "canceled",
  "canceled" : true,
  "retry_of" : 25, // build_num of the build this is a retry of
  "previous" : { // previous build
    "status" : "success",
    "build_num" : 25
  }
}

POST Request: Cancels the build and then returns a summary of the build.

Trigger a new Job

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{
  "tag": "v0.1", // optional
  "parallel": 2, //optional, default null
  "build_parameters": { // optional
    "RUN_EXTRA_TESTS": "true"
  }
}

https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project?circle-token=:token
{
  "author_name": "Allen Rohner",
  "build_url": "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/54",
  "reponame": "mongofinil",
  "failed": null,
  "infrastructure_fail": false,
  "canceled": false,
  "all_commit_details": [{
      "author_name": "Allen Rohner",
      "commit": "f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf",
      "author_login": "arohner",
      "committer_login": "arohner",
      "committer_name": "Allen Rohner",
      "body": "Minor version bump",
      "author_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
      "committer_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
      "commit_url": "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil/commit/f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf",
      "committer_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
      "author_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
      "subject": "Merge pull request #15 from circleci/minor-version-bump"
    }],
  "previous": {
    "build_num": 53,
    "status": "success",
    "build_time_millis": 55413
  },
  "ssh_enabled": null,
  "author_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
  "why": "edit",
  "build_time_millis": null,
  "committer_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
  "parallel": 2,
  "retries": null,
  "compare": null,
  "dont_build": null,
  "committer_name": "Allen Rohner",
  "usage_queued_at": "2014-04-29T12:56:55.338Z",
  "branch": "master",
  "body": "Minor version bump",
  "author_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
  "node": null,
  "committer_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
  "start_time": null,
  "stop_time": null,
  "lifecycle": "not_running",
  "user": {
    "email": "arohner@gmail.com",
    "name": "Allen Rohner",
    "login": "arohner",
    "is_user": true
  },
  "subject": "Merge pull request #15 from circleci/minor-version-bump",
  "messages": [],
  "job_name": null,
  "retry_of": null,
  "previous_successful_build": {
    "build_num": 53,
    "status": "success",
    "build_time_millis": 55413
  },
  "outcome": null,
  "status": "not_running",
  "vcs_revision": "f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf",
  "vcs_tag": "v0.1",
  "build_num": 54,
  "username": "circleci",
  "vcs_url": "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "timedout": false
}

POST Request: Triggers a new build and then returns a summary of the build.

Parameter Description
revision The specific revision to build. Default is null and the head of the branch is used. Cannot be used with tag parameter.
tag The tag to build. Default is null. Cannot be used with revision parameter.
parallel The number of containers to use to run the build. Default is null and the project default is used. This parameter is ignored for builds running on our 2.0 infrastructure.
build_parameters Additional environment variables to inject into the build environment. A map of names to values.

Trigger a new Build with a Branch

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{
  "parallel": 2, //optional, default null
  "revision": "f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf" // optional
  "build_parameters": { // optional
    "RUN_EXTRA_TESTS": "true"
  }
}

https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/tree/:branch?circle-token=:token
{
  "author_name": "Allen Rohner",
  "build_url": "https://circleci.com/gh/circleci/mongofinil/54",
  "reponame": "mongofinil",
  "failed": null,
  "infrastructure_fail": false,
  "canceled": false,
  "all_commit_details": [
    {
      "author_name": "Allen Rohner",
      "commit": "f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf",
      "author_login": "arohner",
      "committer_login": "arohner",
      "committer_name": "Allen Rohner",
      "body": "Minor version bump",
      "author_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
      "committer_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
      "commit_url": "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil/commit/f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf",
      "committer_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
      "author_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
      "subject": "Merge pull request #15 from circleci/minor-version-bump"
    }
  ],
  "previous": {
    "build_num": 53,
    "status": "success",
    "build_time_millis": 55413
  },
  "ssh_enabled": null,
  "author_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
  "why": "edit",
  "build_time_millis": null,
  "committer_email": "arohner@gmail.com",
  "parallel": 2,
  "retries": null,
  "compare": null,
  "dont_build": null,
  "committer_name": "Allen Rohner",
  "usage_queued_at": "2014-04-29T12:56:55.338Z",
  "branch": "master",
  "body": "Minor version bump",
  "author_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
  "node": null,
  "committer_date": "2014-04-17T08:41:40Z",
  "start_time": null,
  "stop_time": null,
  "lifecycle": "not_running", // :queued, :scheduled, :not_run, :not_running, :running or :finished
  "user": {
    "email": "arohner@gmail.com",
    "name": "Allen Rohner",
    "login": "arohner",
    "is_user": true
  },
  "subject": "Merge pull request #15 from circleci/minor-version-bump",
  "messages": [],
  "job_name": null,
  "retry_of": null,
  "previous_successful_build": {
    "build_num": 53,
    "status": "success",
    "build_time_millis": 55413
  },
  "outcome": null,
  "status": "not_running",
  "vcs_revision": "f1baeb913288519dd9a942499cef2873f5b1c2bf",
  "build_num": 54,
  "username": "circleci",
  "vcs_url": "https://github.com/circleci/mongofinil",
  "timedout": false
}

POST Request: Triggers a new build and then returns a summary of the build.

Parameter Description
revision The specific revision to build. Default is null and the head of the branch is used. Cannot be used with tag parameter.
parallel The number of containers to use to run the build. Default is null and the project default is used. This parameter is ignored for builds running on our 2.0 infrastructure.
build_parameters Additional environment variables to inject into the build environment. A map of names to values.

Trigger a new Build by Project (preview)

curl -X POST https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/build?circle-token=:token
{
  "status": 200,
  "body": "Build created"
  }

POST Request: Triggers a build of the specified project, by branch, revision, or tag. Workflows will be run or scheduled in the same way as when a webhook from source control is received.

Parameter Description
revision The specific revision to build. If not specified, the HEAD of the branch is used. Cannot be used with tag parameter
branch The branch to build. Cannot be used with tag parameter.
tag The git tag to build. Cannot be used with branch and revision parameters.

Get Build Test Metadata

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/tests?circle-token=:token
{
  "tests" : [ {
    "message" : "",
    "file" : "features/desktop/invitations.feature",
    "source" : "cucumber",
    "run_time" : 2.957513661,
    "result" : "success",
    "name" : "Accepting an invitation",
    "classname" : "Invitations"
  }, {
    "message" : null,
    "file" : "spec/lib/webfinger_spec.rb",
    "source" : "rspec",
    "run_time" : 0.011366,
    "result" : "success",
    "name" : "Webfinger#intialize sets account ",
    "classname" : "spec.lib.webfinger_spec"
  } ]
}

GET Request Provides test metadata for a build.

Keys

List Checkout Keys

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key?circle-token=:token
[{"public_key": "ssh-rsa...",
  "type": "deploy-key", // can be "deploy-key" or "github-user-key"
  "fingerprint": "c9:0b:1c:4f:d5:65:56:b9:ad:88:f9:81:2b:37:74:2f",
  "preferred": true,
  "time" : "2015-09-21T17:29:21.042Z" // when the key was issued
  }]

GET Request: Returns an array of checkout keys for :project.

New Checkout Key

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"type":"github-user-key"}' https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key?circle-token=:token
{"public_key": "ssh-rsa...",
  "type": "deploy-key", // can be "deploy-key" or "user-key"
  "fingerprint": "c9:0b:1c:4f:d5:65:56:b9:ad:88:f9:81:2b:37:74:2f",
  "preferred": true,
  "time" : "2015-09-21T17:29:21.042Z" // when the key was issued
  }

POST Request: Creates a new checkout key. This API request is only usable with a user API token.

Parameter Description
type The type of key to create. Can be 'deploy-key' or 'github-user-key'.

Get Checkout Key

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key/:fingerprint?circle-token=:token
{"public_key": "ssh-rsa...",
  "type": "deploy-key", // can be "deploy-key" or "user-key"
  "fingerprint": "c9:0b:1c:4f:d5:65:56:b9:ad:88:f9:81:2b:37:74:2f",
  "preferred": true,
  "time" : "2015-09-21T17:29:21.042Z" // when the key was issued
  }

GET Request: Returns an individual checkout key.

Delete Checkout Key

DELETE Request: Deletes the checkout key.

curl -X DELETE https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/checkout-key/:fingerprint?circle-token=:token
{"message":"ok"}

Create SSH Keys

POST Request: Creates an SSH key that will be used to access the external system identified by the hostname parameter for SSH key-based authentication.

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"hostname":"hostname","private_key":"RSA private key"}' https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/ssh-key?circle-token=:token
# no response expected

Delete SSH Key

curl -X DELETE --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d {"fingerprint":"Fingerprint", "hostname":"Hostname"} https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/ssh-key?circle-token=:token
# no response expected

DELETE Request: Deletes an SSH key from the system.

Heroku Keys

POST Request: Adds your Heroku API key to CircleCI and then takes apikey as form param name.

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"apikey":"Heroku key"}' https://circleci.com/user/heroku-key?circle-token=:token
# no response expected

Artifacts

Artifacts Of A Build

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/:build_num/artifacts?circle-token=:token
[ {
  "path" : "raw-test-output/go-test-report.xml",
  "pretty_path" : "raw-test-output/go-test-report.xml",
  "node_index" : 0,
  "url" : "https://24-88881093-gh.circle-artifacts.com/0/raw-test-output/go-test-report.xml"
}, {
  "path" : "raw-test-output/go-test.out",
  "pretty_path" : "raw-test-output/go-test.out",
  "node_index" : 0,
  "url" : "https://24-88881093-gh.circle-artifacts.com/0/raw-test-output/go-test.out"
} ]

Returns an array of artifacts produced by a given build. Request Type: GET

Notes

Download an artifact file

https://132-55688803-gh.circle-artifacts.com/0//tmp/circle-artifacts.7wgAaIU/file.txt?circle-token=:token

You can download an individual artifact file via the API by appending a query string to its URL. Note that :token is an API token with 'view-builds' scope.

Artifacts of the latest Build

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/latest/artifacts?circle-token=:token&branch=:branch&filter=:filter
[ {
  "path" : "raw-test-output/go-test-report.xml",
  "pretty_path" : "raw-test-output/go-test-report.xml",
  "node_index" : 0,
  "url" : "https://24-88881093-gh.circle-artifacts.com/0/raw-test-output/go-test-report.xml"
}, {
  "path" : "raw-test-output/go-test.out",
  "pretty_path" : "raw-test-output/go-test.out",
  "node_index" : 0,
  "url" : "https://24-88881093-gh.circle-artifacts.com/0/raw-test-output/go-test.out"
} ]

Returns an array of artifacts produced by the latest build on a given branch.

Request Type: GET

Parameter Description
branch The branch you would like to look in for the latest build. Returns artifacts for latest build in entire project if omitted.
filter Restricts which builds are returned. Set to "completed", "successful", "failed", "running", or defaults to no filter.

Notes

Environment Variables

List Environment Variables

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/envvar?circle-token=:token
[{"name":"foo","value":"xxxx1234"}]

GET Request: Returns four 'x' characters plus the last four ASCII characters of the value, consistent with the display of environment variable values in the CircleCI website.

Add Environment Variables

curl -X POST --header "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"name":"foo", "value":"bar"}' https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/envvar?circle-token=:token
{"name":"foo","value":"xxxx"}

POST Request Creates a new environment variable.

Get Single Environment Variable

curl https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/envvar/:name?circle-token=:token
{"name":"foo","value":"xxxx"}

GET Request: Returns the hidden value of environment variable :name.

Delete Environment Variables

curl -X DELETE https://circleci.com/api/v1.1/project/:vcs-type/:username/:project/envvar/:name?circle-token=:token
{"message":"ok"}

DELETE Request Deletes the environment variable named :name.