Creates a function that can be used to issue requests to the specified GitLab API instance with the specified user private token and (for gl_project_connection) only to a specified project.

gl_connection(
  gitlab_url,
  private_token,
  api_version = 4,
  api_location = paste0("/api/v", api_version, "/")
)

gl_project_connection(
  gitlab_url,
  project,
  private_token,
  api_version = 4,
  api_location = paste0("/api/v", api_version, "/")
)

Arguments

gitlab_url

URL to the GitLab instance (e.g. https://gitlab.myserver.com)

private_token

private_token with which to identify. You can generate one in the web interface under GITLABINSTANCEURL/-/profile/personal_access_tokens.html when logged on.

api_version

Currently "4" for the latest GitLab API version. See Details section on API versions.

api_location

location of the GitLab API under the gitlab_url, usually and by default "/api/$api_version/"

project

id or name of project to issue requests to

Value

A function to access a specific GitLab API as a specific user, see details

Details

The returned function should serve as the primary way to access the GitLab API in the following. It can take vector/character arguments in the same way as the function gitlab() does, as well as the convenience functions provided by this package or written by the user. If it is passed such that function it calls it with the arguments provided in ... and the GitLab URL, api location and private_token provided when creating it via gl_connection.

Note: currently GitLab API v4 is supported. GitLab API v3 is no longer supported, but you can give it a try.

API versions

"v4" is the standard API since GitLab version 9.0 and only this version is officially supported by gitlabr since version 1.1.6. "v3" as a parameter value is not removed, since for many instances, gitlabr code will still work if you try.

Examples

if (FALSE) { # Set the connection for the session set_gitlab_connection("https://gitlab.com", private_token = Sys.getenv("GITLAB_COM_TOKEN")) # Get list of projects gl_list_projects(max_page = 1) # Unset the connection for the session unset_gitlab_connection() # Set connection for a specific project my_project <- gl_project_connection( gitlab_url = "https://gitlab.com", project = 1234, private_token = Sys.getenv("GITLAB_COM_TOKEN") ) # List files of a project my_project_list_files <- my_project(gl_list_files, max_page = 1) }