On this page:
- General information
- General Usage Principles
- REST Authentication
- REST API Versions
- URL Structure
- Response Formats
- Full and Partial Responses
- CORS Support
- API Client Recommendations
- TeamCity Data Entities Requests
- Projects and Build Configuration/Templates Lists
- Project Settings
- Project Features
- VCS Roots
- Build Configuration And Template Settings
- Build Requests
- Build problems
- User Groups
- Request Examples
REST API is an open-source plugin bundled since TeamCity 5.0.
To use the REST API, an application makes an HTTP request to the TeamCity server and parses the response.
The TeamCity REST API can be used for integrating applications with TeamCity and for those who want to script interactions with the TeamCity server. TeamCity's REST API allows accessing resources (entities) via URL paths.
General Usage Principles
This documentation is not meant to be comprehensive, but just provide some initial knowledge useful for using the API.
You can start by opening
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest URL in your browser: this page will give you several pointers to explore the API.
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/application.wadl to get the full list of supported requests and names of parameters. This is the primary source of discovery for the supported requests and their parameters.
You can start with
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server request and then drill down following "
href" attributes of the entities listed.
Please make sure you read through this "General information" section before using the API.
Experiment and read the error messages returned: for the most part they should guide you to the right requests.
Suppose you want to know more on the agents and see (in "
/app/rest/server" response) that there is a
- try the
"/app/rest/agents/" request - see the authorized agent list, get the "
default" way of linking to an agent from the agent's element
- get individual agent details via
/app/rest/agents/id:10URL (obtained from "
href" for one of the elements of the previous request).
- if you send a request to "
/app/rest/agents/$help, or "/app/rest/agents/aaa:bbb" (supplying unsupported locator dimension), you will get the list of the supported dimensions to find an agent via the agent's locator
- most of the attributes of the returned agent data (name, connected, authorized) can be used as "
<field name>" in the "
app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/<field name>" request. Moreover, if you issue a request to the "
app/rest/agents/id:10/test" URL, you will get a list of the supported fields in the error message
You can authenticate yourself for the REST API in the following ways:
- Using basic HTTP authentication. Provide a valid TeamCity username and password with the request. You can force basic auth by including
"httpAuth" before the "
/app/rest" part: e.g.
- Using access to the server as a guest user (if enabled) include "
guestAuth" before the "
/app/rest" part: e.g.:
- if you are checking REST
GETrequests from within a browser and you are logged in to TeamCity in the browser, you can just use "
/app/rest" URL: e.g.
Authentication can be slow when not built-in authentication module is used, consider applying a workaround for reusing authentication between sequential requests.
If you perform a request from within a TeamCity build, for a limited set of build-related operations (like downloading artifacts) you can use values of
teamcity.auth.userId/teamcity.auth.password system properties as credentials (within TeamCity settings you can reference them as
The server URl is available as
%teamcity.serverUrl% within a build.
You can use the super user account with REST API: just provide no user name and the generated password logged into the server log.
REST API Versions
As REST API evolves from one TeamCity version to another, there can be incompatible changes in the protocol.
URL the latest version is available.
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/<version> URL, the current version is available and earlier versions CAN be available. Our general policy is to supply TeamCity with at least one previous version.
In TeamCity 10.x for <version> you can use "10.0" for the current and "9.1", "9.0", "8.1", "6.0" to get earlier versions of the protocol. Protocol version corresponds to the TeamCity version where it was first introduced.
Breaking changes in the API are described in the related Upgrade Notes section.
Please note that additions to the objects returned (such as new XML attributes or elements) are not considered major changes and do not cause the protocol version to increment.
Also, the endpoints marked with "
Experimental" comment in
application.wadl may change without a special notice in future versions.
Note: The examples on this page use the "
/app/rest" relative URL, replace it with the one containing the version if necessary.
The general structure of the URL in the TeamCity API is
portdefine the server name and the port used by TeamCity. This page uses "
http://teamcity:8111/" as example URL
<authType>(optional) is the authentication type to be used, this is generic TeamCity functionality
app/restis the root path of TeamCity REST API
<apiVersion>(optional) is a reference to specific version of REST API
<restApiPath>?<parameters>is the REST API part of the URL
<restApiPath> represents a collection of items
.../app/rest/builds), then the URL regularly accepts the "locator" parameter which can filter the items returned. Individual items can regularly be addressed by a URL in the form of
.../app/rest/<itmes>/<item_locators>. Both multiple and single items requests regularly support the fields parameter.
In a number of places, you can specify a filter string which defines what entities to filter/affect in the request. This string representation is referred to as "locator" in the scope of REST API.
The locators formats can be:
- single value: a string without the following symbols:
- dimension, allowing to filter entities using multiple criteria:
Refer to each entity description below for the most popular locator descriptions.
If in doubt what a specific locator supports, send a request with "$help" as the locator value. In response you will get a textual description of what the locator supports. If a request with invalid locators is sent, the error messages often hint at the error and list the supported locator dimensions as well.
Note: If the value contains the "," symbol, it should be enclosed into parentheses: "(<value>)". The value of a dimension can also be encoded as Base64url and sent as "<dimension>:($base64:<base64-encoded-value >)" instead of " <dimension>: <value>".
gets you the list of projects
(the example id is used) gets you the full data for the REST API Plugin project.
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/id:bt284/builds?locator=<buildLocator> - http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/id:bt284/builds?locator=status:SUCCESS,tag:EAP
- (example ids are used) to get builds
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/?locator=<buildLocator> - to get builds by build locator.
Supported HTTP Methods
- GET: retrieves the requested data. e.g. usually
.../app/rest/entitiesretrieves a list of entities,
.../app/rest/entities/<entity locator>retrieves a single entity
- POST: creates the entity in the request adding it to the existing collection. When posting XML, be sure to specify the "
Content-Type: application/xml" HTTP header. e.g. to create a new entity, one regularly needs to post a single entity data to the
- PUT: based on the existence of the entity, creates or updates the entity in the request. e.g. supported for some entities, for URLS like
- DELETE: removes the requested data e.g. for the
The TeamCity REST APIs returns HTTP responses in the following formats according to the HTTP "Accept" header:
HTTP "Accept" header value
complex value responses
complex value responses
Full and Partial Responses
By default, when a list of entities is requested, only basic fields are included into the response. When a single entry is requested, all the fields are returned. The complex field values can be returned in full or basic form, depending on a specific entity.
It is possible to change the set of fields returned for XML and JSON responses for the majority of requests.
This is done by supplying the fields request parameter describing the fields of the top-level entity and sub-entities to return in the response. An example syntax of the parameter is:
field,field2(field2_subfield1,field2_subfield1). This basically means "include field and field2 of the top-level entity and for field2 include field2_subfield1 and field2_subfield1 fields". The order of the fields specification plays no role.
At this time, the response can sometimes include the fields/elements not specifically requested. This can change in the future versions, so it is recommended to specify all the fields/elements used by the client.
You can get details on errors and REST request processing in
logs\teamcity-rest.log server log.
If you get an error in response to your request and want to investigate the reason, look into rest-related server logs.
To get details about each processed request, turn on debug logging (e.g. set Logging Preset to "debug-rest" on the Administration/Diagnostics page or modify the Log4J "
jetbrains.buildServer.server.rest" category) .
TeamCity REST can be configured to allow cross-origin requests using the
rest.cors.origins internal property
To allow requests from a page loaded from a specific domain:
Add the page address (including the protocol and port , do not use wildcards) to the comma-separated internal property
To enable support for a preflight OPTIONS request:
- Add the
- Restart the TeamCity server.
- Use the '
/app/rest/latest'URL for the requests Do not use '
/app/rest', do not use the '
If that does not help, enable debug logging and look for related messages. If there are none, capture the browser traffic and messages to investigate the case.
API Client Recommendations
When developing a client using REST API, consider the following recommendations:
- Make root REST API URL configurable (e.g. allow to specify an alternative for "
app/rest/<version>" part of the URL). This will allow to direct the client to another version of the API if necessary.
- Ignore (do not error out) item's attributes and sub-items which are unknown to the client. New sub-items are sometimes added to the API without version change and this will ensure the client is not affected by the change.
- Set large (and make them configurable) request timeouts. Some API calls can take minutes, especially on a large server.
- Use HTTP sessions to make consecutive requests (use TCSESSIONID cookie returned from the first authenticated response instead of supplying raw credentials all the time). This saves time on authentication which can be significant for external authentication providers.
- Beware of partial answers when requesting list of items: some requests are paged by default. If you need to process more (e.g. all) items, read and process "nextHref" attribute of the response entity for items collections. If the attribute is present it means there might be more items when queried by the URL provided. Related locator dimensions are "count" (page limit) and "lookupLimit" (depth of search).
- Do not abuse the ability to execute automated requests for TeamCity API: do not query the API too frequently and restrict the data requested to only that necessary (using due locators and specifying necessary fields). Check the server behaviour under load from your requests. Make sure not to repeat the request frequently if it takes time to process the request.
TeamCity Data Entities Requests
Projects and Build Configuration/Templates Lists
List of projects:
GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>, where
<projectLocator> can be
List of Build Configurations:
List of Build Configurations of a project:
Get projects with sub-projects/ Build Configurations data and their order as configured by the specified user on the Overview page:
List of templates for a particular project:
List of all the templates on the server:
Get project details:
Delete a project:
Create a new empty project:
POST plain text (name) to
Create (or copy) a project:
<newProjectDescription name='New Project Name' id='newProjectId' copyAllAssociatedSettings='true'><parentProject locator='id:project1'/><sourceProject locator='id:project2'/></newProjectDescription> to
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects. Also see an example.
Edit project parameters:
GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/parameters/<parameter_name> (produces XML, JSON and plain text depending on the "Accept" header, accepts plain text and XML and JSON) Also supported are requests
Project name/description/archived status:
GET/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/<field_name> (accepts/produces text/plain) where
<field_name> is one of "
Project's parent project:
Project features (e.g. issue trackers, versioned settings, custom charts, shared resources and third-party report tabs) are exposed as entries under the "project" node and via dedicated requests.
List of project features: http://teamcity:8111/app/rest /projects/<projectLocator>/projectFeatures
List features with filtering:
GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest /projects/<projectLocator>/projectFeatures/<featureId>
List all VCS roots: GET
locator=<vcsRootLocator> parameter to list only the VCS roots matched
Get details of a VCS root/delete a VCS root:
GET/DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-roots/<vcsRootLocator> , where "
<vcsRootLocator>" can be "
id:<internal VCS root id>" or other VCS root locator
Create a new VCS root: POST VCS root XML (similar to the one retrieved by a GET request for VCS root details) to
<field_name> is "id", "name", "project" (post project locator to "project" to associate a VCS root with a specific project).
List VCS root instances: GET
A 'VCS root' is the setting configured in the TeamCity UI, a "VCS root instance" is an internal TeamCity entity which is derived from the "VCS root" to perform the actual VCS operation.
If a VCS root has no %-references to parameters, a single VCS root corresponds to a single "VCS root instance".
If a VCS root has %-reference to a parameter and the reference resolves to a different value when the VCS root is attached to different configurations or when custom builds are run, a single "VCS root" can generate several "VCS root instances".
Since TeamCity 10.0:
There are two endpoints dedicated to being used in commit hooks from the version control repositories:
POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-root-instances/checkingForChangesQueue?locator=<vcsRootInstancesLocator> - schedules checking for changes for the matched VCS root instances and returns the list of VCS root instances matched (just like
POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-root-instances/commitHookNotification?locator=<vcsRootInstancesLocator> - schedules checking for changes for the matched VCS root instances and returns plain-text human-readable message on the action performed, HTTP response 202 in case of successful operation
Both perform the same action (put the VCS root instances matched by the <locator>) to the queue for "checking for changes" process and differ only in responses they produce.
Note that since the matched VCS root instances are the same as for
.../app/rest/vcs-root-instances?locator=<locator> request and that means that by default only the first 100 are matched and the rest are ignored. If this limit is reached, consider tweaking the <locator> to match fewer instances (recommended) or increase the limit, e.g. by adding "
,count:1000" to the locator.
VCS root instance locator
Some of the supported "
<vcsRootInstancesLocator>" from above:
type:<VCS root type> - VCS root instances of the specified version control (e.g. "jetbrains.git", "mercurial", "svn")
buildType:(<buildTypeLocator>) - VCS root instances attached to the matching build configuration
property:(name:<name>,value:<value>,matchType:<matching>) - VCS root instances with the property of name "<
name>" and value matching condition "
<matchType>" (e.g. equals, contains) by the value "
Build Configuration And Template Settings
Build Configuration/Template details: GET
Please note that there is no transaction, etc. support for settings editing in TeamCity, so all the settings modified via REST API are taken into account at once. This can result in half-configured builds triggered, etc. Please make sure you pause a build configuration before changing its settings if this aspect is important for your case.
To get aggregated status for several build configurations, see Build Status Icon section.
Get/set paused build configuration state:
GET/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/paused (put "true" or "false" text as text/plain)
Build configuration settings:
Build configuration parameters:
.../parameters/<parameter_name>/value are also supported.
Build configuration steps:
Create build configuration step: POST
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/steps. The XML/JSON posted is the same as retrieved by GET request to
.../steps/<step_id> except for the secure settings like password: these are not included into responses and should be supplied before POSTing back
Features, triggers, agent requirements, artifact and snapshot dependencies follow the same pattern as steps with URLs like:
Since TeamCity 10, it is possible to disable/enable artifact dependencies and agent requirements:
Disable/enable an artifact dependency PUT
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/artifact-dependencies/<id>/disabled (put " true " or "false" text as text/plain)
Disable/enable an agent requirement PUT
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/agent-requirements/<id>/disabled (put " true " or "false" text as text/plain)
Build configuration VCS roots: GET/DELETE
Attach VCS root to a build configuration: POST
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/vcs-root-entries. The XML/JSON posted is the same as retrieved by GET request to
except for the secure settings like password: these are not included into responses and should be supplied before POSTing back.
Create a new build configuration with all settings: POST
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes. The XML/JSON posted is the same as retrieved by GET request. (Note that
/app/rest/project/XXX/buildTypes still uses the previous version notation and accepts another entity.)
Create a new empty build configuration: POST plain text (name) to
Copy a build configuration: POST XML
<newBuildTypeDescription name='Conf Name' sourceBuildTypeLocator='id:bt42' copyAllAssociatedSettings='true' shareVCSRoots='false'/> to
Read, detach and attach a build configuration from/to a template:
PUT accepts template locator with the "text/plain" Content-Type)
Set build number counter: curl -v --basic --user <username>:<password> --request PUT http://<teamcity.url>/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/settings/buildNumberCounter --data <new number> --header "Content-Type: text/plain" Set build number format: curl -v --basic --user <username>:<password> --request PUT http://<teamcity.url>/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/settings/buildNumberPattern --data <new format> --header "Content-Type: text/plain"
Build Configuration Locator
The most frequently used values for "
Other supported dimensions are (these are in experimental state):
internalId - internal id of the build configuration
project - <projectLocator> to limit the build configurations to those belonging to a single project
affectedProject - <projectLocator> to limit the build configurations under a single project (recursively)
template - <buildTypeLocator> of a template to list only build configurations using the template
templateFlag - boolean value to get only templates or only non-templates
paused - boolean value to filter paused/not paused build configurations
Get details of a specific build: GET
(also supports DELETE to delete a build)
Get the list of build configurations in a project with the status of the last finished build in each build configuration:
Using a locator in build-related requests, you can filter the builds to be returned in the build-related requests. It is referred to as "build locator" in the scope of REST API.
There is a default filter which returns only "normal" builds. To turn off this default filter and process all builds, add "defaultFilter:false" dimension to the build locator.
The default filter is that only finished builds which are not canceled, not failed-to-start, not personal, and on default branch (in branched build configurations) are included. If only not finished builds are requested (e.g. via "running:true"), "agent" or "user" dimensions are present - default filtering is not applied.
Examples of supported build locators:
id:<internal build id>- use internal build id when you need to refer to a specific build
number:<build number>- to find build by build number, provided build configuration is already specified
<dimension1>:<value1>,<dimension2>:<value2>- to find builds by multiple criteria
The list of supported build locator dimensions:
project:<project locator> - limit the list to the builds of the specified project (belonging to any build type directly under the project).
affectedProject:<project locator> - limit the list to the builds of the specified project (belonging to any build type directly or indirectly under the project)
buildType:(<buildTypeLocator>),defaultFilter:false - all the builds of the specified build configuration
tag:<tag> - since TeamCity 10 get tagged builds. If a list of tags is specified, e.g. tag:<tag1>, tag:<tag2>, only the builds containing all the specified tags are returned. The legacy tags:<tags> locator is supported for compatibility
status:<SUCCESS/FAILURE/ERROR> - list builds with the specified status only
user:(<userLocator>) - limit builds to only those triggered by the user specified
personal:<true/false/any> - limit builds by the personal flag. By default, perfsonal builds are not included.
canceled:<true/false/any> - limit builds by the canceled flag. By default, canceled builds are not included.
failedToStart:<true/false/any> - limit builds by the failed to start flag. By default, canceled builds are not included.
state: <queued/running/finished> - - limit builds by the specified state.
running:<true/false/any> - limit builds by the running flag. By default, running builds are not included.
state:running,hanging:true - fetch hanging builds (since TeamCity 10.0)
pinned:<true/false/any> - limit builds by the pinned flag.
branch:<branch locator> - limit the builds by branch. <branch locator> can be the branch name displayed in the UI, or "
(name:<name>,default:<true/false/any>,unspecified:<true/false/any>,branched:<true/false/any>)". By default only builds from the default branch are returned. To retrieve all builds, add the following locator: branch:default:any. The whole path will look like this:
revision:<REVISION> - find builds by revision, e.g. all builds of the given build configuration with the revision:
/app/rest/builds?locator=revision:(REVISION),buildType:(id:BUILD_TYPE_ID). See more information below.
agentName:<name> - agent name to return only builds ran on the agent with name specified
sinceBuild:(<buildLocator>) - limit the list of builds only to those after the one specified
sinceDate:<date> - limit the list of builds only to those started after the date specified. The date should be in the same format as dates returned by REST API (e.g. "
queuedDate/startDate/finishDate:(date:<time-date>,build:<build locator>,condition:<before/after>) - filter builds based on the time specified by the build locator, e.g.
(finishDate:(date:20151123T203446+0100,condition:after) - (finished after November 23, 2015, 20:34:46)
count:<number> - serve only the specified number of builds
start:<number> - list the builds from the list starting from the position specified (zero-based)
lookupLimit:<number> - limit processing to the latest N builds only (the default is 5000). If none of the latest N builds match the other specified criteria of the build locator, 404 response is returned.
Get details of a queued build:
For queued builds with snapshot dependencies, the revisions are available in the
revisions element of the queued build node if a revision is fixed (for regular builds without snapshot dependencies it is not).
Get compatible agents for queued builds (useful for builds having "No agents" to run on)
List queued builds per project:
List queued builds per build configuration:
Triggering a Build
To start a build, send a
POST request to
with the "build" node (see below) in content - the same node as details of a queued build or finished build. The queued build details will be returned.
When the build is started, the request to the queued build (/app/rest/buildQueue/XXX) will return running/finished build data. This way, you can monitor the build completeness by querying build details using the "
href" attribute of the build details returned on build triggering, until the build has the
Build node example
Basic build for a build configuration:
Build for a branch marked as personal with a fixed agent, comment and a custom parameter:
Queued build assignment to an agent pool:
Build on a specified change, forced rebuild of all dependencies and clean sources before the build, moved to the build queue top on triggering. (Note that the change is set via the change's internal modification id; see more below):
curl -v -u user:password http://teamcity.server.url:8111/app/rest/buildQueue --request POST --header "Content-Type:application/xml" --data-binary @build.xml
(put the same XML or JSON as returned by GET)
(post the same XML or JSON as returned by GET or just a plain-text tag name)
<buildLocator> here should match a single build only)
Get current pin status: GET
/ (returns "true" or "false" text)
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/pin/ (the text in the request data is added as a comment for the action)
<buildLocator> here should match a single build only)
Cancel a running or a queued build: POST the
<buildCancelRequest comment='CommentText' readdIntoQueue='false' /> item to the URL of a running or a queued build:
curl -v -u user:password --request POST "http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue/<buildLocator
>" --data "<buildCancelRequest comment='' readdIntoQueue='false' />" --header "Content-Type: application/xml"
Stop a running build and readd it to the queue: POST the
<buildCancelRequest comment='CommentText' readdIntoQueue='true' /> item to the URL of a running build:
curl -v -u user:password --request POST "http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator >" --data "<buildCancelRequest comment='' readdIntoQueue='true' />" --header "Content-Type: application/xml"
Expose cancelled build details:
canceledInfo element of the build item (available via
(returns the content of a build artifact file for a build determined by <buid_locator>)
<path> above can be empty for the root of build's artifacts or be a path within the build's artifacts. The path can span into the archive content, e.g.
Media-Type: application/octet-stream or a more specific media type (determined from artifact file extension)
Possible error: 400 if the specified path references a directory
(returns information about a build artifact)
Media-Type: application/xml or application/json
GET (returns the list of artifact children for directories and archives)
Media-Type: application/xml or application/json
Possible error: 400 if the artifact is neither a directory nor an archive
GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<build_locator>/artifacts/archived/<path>?locator=pattern:<wildcard> (returns the archive containing the list of artifacts under the path specified. The optional locator parameter can have file <wildcard> to limit the files only to those matching the wildcard)
Possible error: 400 if the artifact is neither a directory nor an archive
<artifact relative name> supports referencing files under archives using "!/" delimiter after the archive name.
If you download artifacts from within a TeamCity build, consider using
teamcity.auth.password system properties as credentials for the download artifacts request: this way TeamCity will have a way to record that one build used artifacts of another and will display it on the build's Dependencies tab.
Other Build Requests
<changes> is meant to represent changes the same way as displayed in the build's Changes in TeamCity UI. In the most cases these are the commits between the current and previous build. The
<changes> tag is not included into the build by default, it has the href attribute only. If you execute the request specified in the href, you'll get the required changes.
Get the list of all of the changes included into the build:
GET Get details of an individual change:
GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/changes/id:changeId Get information about a changed file action: the files node lists changed files. The information about the changed file action is reported via the
changeType attribute for the files listed as one of the following:
added, edited, removed, copied or unchanged.
Filter all changes by a locator:
Note that the change id is the change's internal id, not the revision. The id can be seen in the change node listed by the REST API or in the URL of the change details (as modId).
Get all changes for a project:
Get all the changes in a build configuration since a particular change identified by its id:
Get pending changes for a build configuration
<lastChanges> tag contains information about the last commit included into the build and is only good for re-triggering the build: it contains the TeamCity internal id (the id attribute) associated with the commit, which is necessary for TeamCity to trigger a custom build on the same commit (see the example above).
The <revisions> tag the same as revisions table on the build's Changes tab in TeamCity UI: it lists the revisions of all of the VCS repositories associated with this build that will be checked out by the build on the agent.
A revision might or might not correspond to a change known to TeamCity. e.g. for a newly created build configuration and a VCS root, a revision will have no corresponding change.
Get all builds with the specified revision:
Since TeamCity 10,
<versionedSettingsRevision> is added to represent revision of the versioned settings of the build.
It is possible to retrieve the entire build chain (all snapshot-dependency-linked builds) for a particular build:
This gets all the snapshot dependency builds recursively for the build with id XXXX
It possible to find all the snapshot-dependent builds for a particular build:
Since TeamCity 10.0.3, there is an experimental ability to:
- get all the builds which downloaded artifacts from the build with the given ID (Delivered artifacts in the TeamCity Web UI):
GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds?locator=artifactDependency:(from:(id:<build ID>),recursive:false)
- get all the builds whose artifacts were downloaded by the build with the given ID (Downloaded artifacts in the TeamCity Web UI):
GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds?locator=artifactDependency:(to:(id:<build ID>),recursive:false)
Get the parameters of a build:
Get single build's field: GET
(accepts/produces text/plain) where
<field_name> is one of "number", "status", "id", "branchName" and other build's bean attributes
Get statistics for a single build: GET
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/statistics/ only standard/bundled statistic values are listed. See also Custom Charts
Get single build statistics value: GET
Get statistics for a list of builds: GET
Downloading build logs via a REST request is not supported, but there is a way to download the log files described here.
build:(<build locator>)- test run in the build
build:(- failed tests which were muted in the build
currentlyFailing:true,affectedProject:<project locator>- tests currently failing under the project specified (recursively)
currentlyMuted:true,affectedProject:<project locator>- tests currently muted under the project specified (recursively) - See also project's Muted Problems tab
List all build's tests:
Get individual test history:
List build's tests which were muted when the build ran:
List currently muted tests (muted since the failure):
Supported test locators:
"id:<internal test id>" available as a part of the URL on the test history page
"name:<full test name>"
Since TeamCity 10 there is experimental support for exposing single test invocations / runs:
Get invocations of a test:
List all test runs with all the invocations flattened:
List investigations in the Root project and its subprojects:
assignee: (<user locator>)
Get investigations for a specific test:
Get investigations assigned to a user:
Get investigations for a build configuration:
Since TeamCity 2017.2 EAP2 it is possible to assign/replace investigations:
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations (accepts a single investigation) and experimental support for multiple investigations: POST/PUT to
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations/multiple (accepts a list of investigations). Use the same XML or JSON as returned by GET.
List all agents:
List all connected authorized agents:
List all authorized agents:
List all enabled authorized agents:
Authorize/unauthorize an agent:
PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/authorized (put " true " or "false" text as text/plain)
Add a comment when enabling/disabling and authorizing/unauthorising an agent (since TeamCity 10.0):
Agent enabled/authorized data is exposed in the
PUT requests are supported to the following URLs:
PUT only status and comment/text sub-items are taken into account:
curl -v -u user:password --request PUT "http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/id:1/enabledInfo" --data "<enabledInfo status='false'><comment><text>commentText</text></comment></enabledInfo>" --header "Content-Type:application/xml"
Get/PUT agent's single field:
GET/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/<field name>
Delete a build agent:
Get/modify/remove agent pools:
Add an agent pool:
agentPool name='PoolName element to
Move an agent to the pool from the previous pool:
<agent id='YYY'/> to the pool's agents
curl -v -u user:password http://teamcity.url/app/rest/agentPools/id:XXX/agents --request POST --header "Content-Type:application/xml" --data "<agent id='1'/>"
Assigning Projects to Agent Pools
Add a project to a pool:
POST the <project> node to
Delete a project from a pool:
List of users:
Get specific user details:
Create a user:
Update/remove specific user:
PUT requests for a user, post data in the form retrieved by the corresponding GET request. Only the following attributes/elements are supported: name, username, email, password, roles, groups, properties.
Work with user roles:
<userLocator> can be of a form:
id:<internal user id>- to reference the user by internal ID
username:<user's username>- to reference the user by username/login name
User's single field:
User's single property:
List of groups:
List of users within a group:
Create a group:
Delete a group:
POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/backup?includeConfigs=true&includeDatabase=true&includeBuildLogs=true&fileName=where <fileName> is the prefix of the file to save backup to. The file will be created in the default backup directory (see more).
Get current backup status (idle/running):
Typed Parameters Specification
List typed parameters:
- for a project:
- for a build configuration:
The information returned is:
typeelement is the parameter specification as defined in the UI.
Get details of a specific parameter:
. Accepts/returns plain-text, XML, JSON. Supply the relevant
Content-Type header to the request.
Create a new parameter:
POST the same XML or JSON or just plain-text as returned by
http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<locator>/parameters/. Note that secure parameters, i.e.
type=password, are listed, but the values not included into response, so the result should be amended before POSTing back.
Since TeamCity 9.1, partial updates of a parameter are possible (currently in an experimental state):
- name: PUT the same XML or JSON as returned by
- type: GET/PUT accepting XML and JSON as returned by
GETto the URL
- type's rawValue: GET/PUT accepting plain text
Build Status Icon
Icon that represents a build status:
An .svg icon (recommended):
A .png icon:
Icon that represents build status for several builds (since TeamCity 10.0):
GET request and "
strob" build locator dimension:
For request /app/rest/builds/aggregated/<build locator> the status is calculated by list of the builds: app/rest/builds?locator=<build locator>
This allows embedding a build status icon into any HTML page with a simple
<buildLocator> options are supported.
If the returned image contains "no permission to get data" text (), ensure that one of the following is true:
- the server has the guest user access enabled and the guest user has permissions to access the build configuration referenced, or
- the build configuration referenced has the "enable status widget" option ON
- you are logged in to the TeamCity server in the same browser and you have permissions to view the build configuration referenced. Note that this will not help for embedded images in GitHub pages as GitHub retrieves the images from the server-side.
TeamCity Licensing Information Requests
Since TeamCity 10:
List of license keys:
License key details:
Add license key(s):
POST text/plain newline-delimited keys to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/licensingData/licenseKeys
Delete a license key:
CCTray-compatible XML is available via
Without authentication (only build configurations available for guest user):
The CCTray-format XML does not include paused build configurations by default. The URL accepts "locator" parameter instead with standard build configuration locator.
Request Sending Tool
You can use curl command line tool to interact with the TeamCity REST API.
curl -v --basic --user USERNAME:PASSWORD --request POST "http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/" --data @data.xml --header "Content-Type: application/xml"
Where USERNAME, PASSWORD, "teamcity:8111" are to be substituted with real values and data.xml file contains the data to send to the server.
Creating a new project
Using curl tool
curl -v -u USER:PASSWORD http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects --header "Content-Type: application/xml" --data-binary
"<newProjectDescription name='New Project Name' id='newProjectId'><parentProject locator='id:project1'/></newProjectDescription>"
Making user a system administrator
1. Get super user token
3. Issue the request
Get curl command line tool and use a command line:
curl -v -u :SUPERUSER_TOKEN --request PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/username:USERNAME/roles/SYSTEM_ADMIN/g/
"SUPERUSER_TOKEN" - the super user token unique for each server start
"teamcity:8111" - the TeamCity server URL
"USERNAME" - the username of the user to be made the system administrator