TeamCity 2019.2 Help


TeamCity provides a REST API for integrating external applications and creating script interactions with the TeamCity server.

This page comprises three main sections:

See also request examples.

General Information

REST API is an open-source plugin bundled since TeamCity 5.0.

TeamCity's REST API allows accessing resources (entities) via URL paths. To use the REST API, an external application makes an HTTP request to the TeamCity server and parses the response.

General Usage Principles

This documentation is not a complete guide and will only provide some initial knowledge useful for working with the API.

The URL examples on this page assume that your TeamCity server web UI is accessible via the http://teamcity:8111 URL.

You can start by opening http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server URL in your browser: this page will give you several pointers to explore the API.

Use 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. The same data is also exposed in the Swagger format via the http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/swagger.json endpoint.

For the list of supported locator dimensions included into the error response, use the $help locator.

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 the /app/rest/server response) that there is an /app/rest/agents URL.

  • 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 href attribute.

  • Get individual agent details via the /app/rest/agents/id:10 URL (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 the <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.

REST Authentication

You can authenticate in the REST API in the following ways:

  • The preferred way to access REST API is by using the token-based HTTP authentication. Provide your personal TeamCity access token generated on My Settings & Tools | Access Tokens in the HTTP header Authorization: Bearer <token-value>. For example:

    curl --header "Authorization: Bearer <token-value>" http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds
  • Using basic HTTP authentication (it can be slow with certain authentications, see below). 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. http://teamcity:8111/httpAuth/app/rest/builds.

  • Using access to the server as a guest user (if enabled) include guestAuth before the /app/rest part, e.g. http://teamcity:8111/guestAuth/app/rest/builds.

  • If you are checking REST GET requests from within a browser, and you are logged in to TeamCity in the browser, you can just use /app/rest URL, e.g. http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds.

Authentication can be slow when a basic HTTP authentication with a non-built-in module is used. If you want to use basic HTTP authentication instead of token-based one, consider applying the session reuse approach 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 basic credentials (within TeamCity settings you can reference them as %system.teamcity.auth.userId% and %system.teamcity.auth.password%).

Within a build, the request for current build details can look like:

curl -u "%system.teamcity.auth.userId%:%system.teamcity.auth.password%" "%teamcity.serverUrl%/httpAuth/app/rest/builds/"

Superuser access

You can use the super user account with REST API: just provide no username 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.

Under the http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/ or http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/latest URL the latest version is available.

Earlier versions might be available under the http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/<version> URL. Our general policy is to supply TeamCity with at least one previous version. The REST API protocol version is the TeamCity version where this protocol was first introduced.
The latest legacy version of the protocol is 2018.1: use 2018.1 instead of <version> to access it. Other bundled versions are: 2017.2, 2017.1, 10.0, 9.1, 9.0, 8.1, 8.0.

Breaking changes in the API are described in the related Upgrade Notes section. 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.

URL Structure

The general structure of the URL in the TeamCity API is http://teamcityserver:port/<authType>/app/rest/<apiVersion>/<restApiPath>?<parameters>


  • teamcityserver and port define the server name and the port used by TeamCity. This page uses http://teamcity:8111/ as an example URL.

  • <authType> (optional) is the authentication type to be used, this is generic TeamCity functionality.

  • app/rest is the root path of the TeamCity REST API

  • <apiVersion> (optional) is a reference to a specific version of REST API.

  • <restApiPath>?<parameters> is the REST API part of the URL.
    A typical way to get multiple items is to use <restApiPath> in the form of .../app/rest/<items> (for example, ".../app/rest/builds"). These URLs regularly accept the locator parameter which can filter the items returned. Individual items can regularly be addressed by a URL in the form of .../app/rest/<items>/<item_locator>. This URL always returns a single item. If the <item_locator> locator matches several items, the first one is returned. 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 the TeamCity REST API.

The locators formats can be:

  • single value: text without the following symbols: ,:-( )

  • dimension allowing you to filter entities using multiple criteria: <dimension1>:<value1>,<dimension2>:<value2>,<dimension3>:(<dimension3.1>:<value3.1>,<dimension3.2>:<value3.2>)
    Note that nested locators should be enclosed in parentheses. 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 the 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.


Supported HTTP Methods

  • GET: retrieves the requested data. For example, .../app/rest/entities usually retrieves a list of entities, .../app/rest/entities/<entity locator> retrieves a single entity

  • POST: creates the entity from the payload submitted. To create a new entity, one regularly needs to post a single entity data (i.e. as retrieved via GET) to the .../app/rest/entities URL. When posting XML, be sure to specify the "Content-Type: application/xml" HTTP header.

  • PUT: updates the data from the payload submitted. Accepts the same data format as retrieved via GET request to the same URL. Supported for some entities for URLs like .../app/rest/entities/<entity locator>

  • DELETE: removes the data at the URL, for example, for the .../app/rest/entities/<entity locator>


You can get details on errors and REST request processing in the 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 (for example, set Logging Preset to debug-rest on the Administration/Diagnostics page or modify the Log4J category).

CORS Support

The TeamCity REST API can be configured to allow cross-origin requests using the internal property.

To allow requests from a page loaded from a specific domain, add the page address (including the protocol and port, wildcards are not supported) to the comma-separated internal property For example,,

To enable support for a preflight OPTIONS request:

  1. Add the rest.cors.optionsRequest.allowUnauthorized=true internal property.

  2. Restart the TeamCity server.

  3. Use the /app/rest/latest URL for the requests. Do not use /app/rest, do not use the httpAuth prefix. 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 the REST API, consider the following recommendations:

  • Make the root REST API URL configurable (for example, allow specifying an alternative for app/rest/<version> part of the URL). This will allow directing 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 the 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. Value of the count attribute in the response indicate the number of the items on the current page and there can be more pages available. If you need to process more (or all) items, read and process the 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). Even when the returned count is 0, it does not mean there are no more items if there is the "nextHref" attribute present.

  • Do not increase the lookupLimit value in the locators without a second thought. Doing so has the direct effect of loading the server more and may require increased amounts of CPU and memory. It is assumed that those increasing the default limit understand the negative consequences for the server performance.

  • 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 behavior under load from your requests. Make sure not to repeat the request frequently if it takes time to process the request.

Response Formats

The TeamCity REST APIs returns HTTP responses in the following formats according to the HTTP "Accept" header:


Response Type

HTTP "Accept" header value

plain text

single-value responses



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.

REST API Reference

Projects and Build Configuration/Templates Lists

List of projects

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects

Project details

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>

where <projectLocator> can be id:<internal_project_id> or name:<project%20name>

List of build configurations

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes

List of build configurations of a project

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>buildTypes

Get projects with subprojects' build configurations data and their order as configured by the specified user on the Overview page

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects?locator=selectedByUser:current&fields=count,project(id,parentProjectId,projects(count,project(id),$locator(selectedByUser:current)),buildTypes(count,buildType(id),$locator(selectedByUser:current)))

List of templates for a particular project

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/templates

List of all the templates on the server

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes?locator=templateFlag:true

Project Settings

Get project details

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>

Delete a project

DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>

Create a new empty project

POST plain text (name) to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/

Create (or copy) a project

POST XML <newProjectDescription name='New Project Name' id='newProjectId' copyAllAssociatedSettings='true'><parentProject locator='id:project1'/><sourceProject locator='id:project2'/></newProjectDescription>



Also see an example.

Edit project parameters

GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/parameters/<parameter_name>

Accepts plain text and XML and JSON. Produces XML, JSON, and plain text depending on the "Accept" header.

Also supported requests: .../parameters/<parameter_name>/name and .../parameters/<parameter_name>/value.

Project name/description/archived status

GET/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/<field_name>

where <field_name> is one of name, description, archived.

Accepts/produces text/plain.

Project's parent project

GET/PUT XML http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/parentProject

Project Features

Project features (for example, 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


To filter features, add ?locator=<projectFeaturesLocator> to the URL, for example to find all issue tracker features of GitHub type, use the locator type:IssueTracker,property(name:type,value:GithubIssues).

Create a feature

POST to /projects/<projectLocator>/projectFeatures.

Edit features

GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/projectFeatures/<featureId>

VCS Roots

List all VCS roots

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-roots

Add the locator=<vcsRootLocator> parameter to list only the matched VCS roots.

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 http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-roots.

Also supported:

where <field_name> is id, name, project (post the project locator to project to associate a VCS root with a specific project).

List VCS root instances*

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-root-instances?locator=<vcsRootInstancesLocator>

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>

It schedules checking for changes for the matched VCS root instances and returns the list of VCS root instances matched (just like GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-root-instances?locator=<vcsRootInstancesLocator>): POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/vcs-root-instances/commitHookNotification?locator=<vcsRootInstancesLocator>

It 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, for example by adding ,count:1000 to the locator.

VCS root instance locator

Some supported <vcsRootInstancesLocator> from above:

  • type:<VCS root type> – VCS root instances of the specified version control (for example, jetbrains.git, mercurial, svn).

  • vcsRoot:(<vcsRootLocator>) – VCS root instances corresponding to the VCS root matched by <vcsRootLocator>.

  • 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> (for example, equals, contains) by the value <value>.

Cloud Profiles

TeamCity REST API exposes the same cloud integration details as those provided in the TeamCity UI.

List all cloud profiles

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/cloud/profiles

List all cloud images

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/cloud/images

List all cloud instances

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/cloud/instances

Start a new instance

POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/cloud/instances/<instanceLocator>

The contents of the POST request are the same as in GET for one instance.

Stop a running instance

DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/cloud/instances/<instanceLocator>

Build Configuration And Template Settings

Get build configuration/template details

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildConfigurationLocator>

Read more on the build configuration locator.

Note that there is no transaction, for example 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 and other issues. 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 the 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

GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/settings/<setting_name>

Build configuration parameters

GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/parameters/<parameter_name>

It produces XML, JSON, and plain text depending on the Accept header, accepts plain text, XML, and JSON. The .../parameters/<parameter_name>/name and .../parameters/<parameter_name>/value requests are also supported.

Build configuration steps

GET/DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/steps/<step_id>

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 (above) with the respective URLs

http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/features/<id> http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/triggers/<id> http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/agent-requirements/ http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/artifact-dependencies/<id> http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/snapshot-dependencies/<id>

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.

Build configuration VCS roots

GET/DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/vcs-root-entries/<id>

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 http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/vcs-root-entries/<id> 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 http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/buildTypes.

Copy a build configuration

POST XML <newBuildTypeDescription name='Conf Name' sourceBuildTypeLocator='id:XXX' copyAllAssociatedSettings='true' shareVCSRoots='false'/>

to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<projectLocator>/buildTypes.

Read, detach, and attach a build configuration from/to a template

Since TeamCity 2017.2:

GET/DELETE/POST/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/templates

Before TeamCity 2017.2:

GET/DELETE/POST/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<buildTypeLocator>/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 <buildTypeLocator> are id:<buildConfigurationOrTemplate_id> and name:<Build%20Configuration%20name>.

Since TeamCity 2017.2, the experimental type locator is supported with one of the values: regular, composite, or deployment.

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.

Build Requests

List builds

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/?locator=<buildLocator>

Get details of a specific build

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>

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

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes?locator=affectedProject:(id:ProjectId)&fields=buildType(id,name,builds($locator(running:false,canceled:false,count:1),build(number,status,statusText)))

Build Locator

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.

For some requests, a default filtering is applied which returns only "normal" builds (finished builds which are not canceled, not failed-to-start, not personal, and on default branch (in branched build configurations)), unless those types of builds are specifically requested via the locator. To turn off this default filter and process all builds, add the defaultFilter:false dimension to the build locator. Default filtering varies depending on the specified locator dimensions. For example, when agent or user dimensions are present, personal, canceled, and failed to start builds are included into the results.

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, for example 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/UNKNOWN> – 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, personal 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: /app/rest/builds/?locator=buildType:One_Git,branch:default:any.

  • revision:<REVISION> – find builds by revision, for example 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 the specified name.

  • 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 (for example, 20130305T170030+0400).

  • queuedDate/startDate/finishDate:(date:<time-date>,build:<build locator>,condition:<before/after>) – filter builds based on the time specified by the build locator, for example for the builds finished after November 23, 2017, 20:34:46, GMT+1 timezone use: finishDate:(date:20171123T203446%2B0100,condition:after).

  • 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 for single build request and empty collection for multiple builds request. See related note in the section above.

Queued Builds

Get a build queue

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue

Supported locators:

  • project:<locator>
  • buildType:<locator>

Get details of a queued build

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue/id:XXX

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)

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue/id:XXX/compatibleAgents


List queued builds per project

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue?locator=project:<locator>

List queued builds per build configuration

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue?locator=buildType:<locator>

Triggering a Build

To start a build, send a POST request to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildQueue 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 state="finished" attribute.

Build node example

Basic build for a build configuration:

<build> <buildType id="buildConfID"/> </build>

Build for a branch marked as personal with a fixed agent, comment and a custom parameter:

<build personal="true" branchName="logicBuildBranch"> <buildType id="buildConfID"/> <agent id="3"/> <comment><text>build triggering comment</text></comment> <properties> <property name="env.myEnv" value="bbb"/> </properties> </build>

Queued build assignment to an agent pool:

<build>... <agent> <pool id="N"/> </agent> ... </build>

Build on a change of given revision, forced rebuild of all dependencies and clean sources before the build, moved to the build queue top on triggering. (Note that the change should be already known to TeamCity (displayed in UI for the build configuration, more on the "lastChanges" element):

<build> <triggeringOptions cleanSources="true" rebuildAllDependencies="true" queueAtTop="true"/> <buildType id="buildConfID"/> <lastChanges> <change locator="version:a286767fc1154b0c2b93d5728dd5bbcdefdfaca,buildType:(id:buildConfID)"/> </lastChanges> </build>

Example command line for the build triggering:

curl -v -u user:password http://teamcity.server.url:8111/app/rest/buildQueue --request POST --header "Content-Type:application/xml" --data-binary @build.xml

Build Tags

Get tags

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/tags/

Replace tags

PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/tags/

Put the same XML or JSON as returned by GET.

Add tags

POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/tags/

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.

Build Pinning

Get current pin status

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/pin/

Pin a build

PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/pin/

The text in the request data is added as a comment for the action.

Unpin a build

DELETE 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.

Build Canceling/Stopping

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. Example:

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 re-add it to the queue

POST the <buildCancelRequest comment='CommentText' readdIntoQueue='true' /> item to the URL of a running build. Example:

curl -v -u user:password --request POST "http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>" --data "<buildCancelRequest comment='' readdIntoQueue='true' />" --header "Content-Type: application/xml"

See the canceledInfo element of the build item

Available via GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>.

Build Artifacts

Return the content of a build artifact file for a build determined by <build_locator>

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<build_locator>/artifacts/content/<path>

<path> 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, for example, dir/path/!/path_within_archive.

  • 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.

Return information about a build artifact

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<build_locator>/artifacts/metadata/<path>
  • Media-Type: application/xml or application/json.

Return the list of artifact children for directories and archives

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<build_locator>/artifacts/children/<path>
  • Media-Type: application/xml or application/json.

  • Possible error: 400 if the artifact is neither a directory nor an archive.

Return an archive containing the list of artifacts under the path specified

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<build_locator>/artifacts/archived/<path>?locator=pattern:<wildcard>

The optional locator parameter can have file <wildcard> to limit the files only to those matching the wildcard. <artifact relative name> supports referencing files under archives using the !/ delimiter after the archive name.

  • Media-Type: application/zip.

  • Possible error: 400 if the artifact is neither a directory nor an archive.


GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/id:100/artifacts/children/my-great-tool-0.1.jar!/META-INF GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/buildType:(id:Build_Intallers),status:SUCCESS/artifacts/metadata/my-great-tool-0.1.jar!/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/buildType:(id:Build_Intallers),number:!/lib/commons-logging-1.1.1.jar!/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/buildType:(id:Build_Intallers),tag:release/artifacts/content/my-great-tool-0.1.jar!/lib/commons-logging-1.1.1.jar!/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF


If you download artifacts from within a TeamCity build, consider using values of teamcity.auth.userId/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 changes included into the build

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/changes?locator=build:(id:<buildId>)

Get details of an individual change

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/changes/id:changeId

Get information about a changed file action

The file's node lists changed files. The information about the changed file action is reported via the changeType attribute for the files listed as added, edited, removed, copied, or unchanged.

Filter all changes by a locator

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/changes?locator=<changeLocator>

Get all changes for a project

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/changes?locator=project:projectId

Get all the changes in a build configuration since a particular change identified by its ID


Get pending changes for a build configuration


The <lastChanges> tag contains information about the last commit included into the build. When triggering a build, its nested <change> element can contain the locator field that specifies what change to use for the build triggering.


The <revisions> tag the same as revisions table on the build's Changes tab in TeamCity UI: it lists the revisions of all 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. For example, for a newly created build configuration and a VCS root, a revision will have no corresponding change.

Get all builds with the specified revision

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds?locator=revision(version:XXXX)

Since TeamCity 10, <versionedSettingsRevision> is added to represent revision of the versioned settings of the build.

Snapshot dependencies

Retrieve the entire build chain (all snapshot-dependency-linked builds) for a particular build

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds?locator=snapshotDependency:(to:(id:XXXX),includeInitial:true),defaultFilter:false

This gets all the snapshot dependency builds recursively for the build with the ID XXXX.

Find all the snapshot-dependent builds for a particular build

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds?locator=snapshotDependency:(to:(id:XXXX),includeInitial:true),defaultFilter:false

Artifact dependencies

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)

Build Parameters

Get the parameters of a build

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/id:<build_id>/resulting-properties

Build Fields

Get a single build's field

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/<field_name>

This 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 http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/statistics/<value_name>

Get statistics for a list of builds

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds?locator=BUILDS_LOCATOR&fields=build(id,number,status,buildType(id,name,projectName),statistics(property(name,value)))

Build Log

Downloading build logs via a REST request is not supported, but there is a way to download the log files described here.

Tests and Build Problems

List build problems

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/problemOccurrences?locator=build:(BUILD_LOCATOR)

List tests

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=<locator dimension>:<value>

Supported locators:

  • build:(<build locator>) – test run in the build.

  • build:(<build locator>),muted:true – 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 the project's Muted Problems tab.


List all build's tests

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=build:<buildLocator>

Get individual test history

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=test:<testLocator>

List build's tests which were muted when the build ran

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=build:(id:XXX),muted:true

List currently muted tests (muted since the failure)

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=build:(id:XXX),currentlyMuted:true

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

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=build:(id:XXX),test:(id:XXX)&fields=$long,testOccurrence($short,invocations($long))

List all test runs with all the invocations flattened

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/testOccurrences?locator=build:(id:XXX),test:(id:XXX),expandInvocations:true

Muted Tests and Build Problems

Since TeamCity 2017.2

List all muted tests and build problems

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/mutes

Unmute a test or build problems

DELETE http://teamcity:81111/app/rest/mutes/id:XXXX

Mute a test or build problems

POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/mutes

Use the same XML or JSON as returned by GET.


List investigations in the Root project and its subprojects

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations

Supported locators:

  • test: (id:TEST_NAME_ID)
  • test: (name:FULL_TEST_NAME)
  • assignee: (<user_locator>)
  • buildType:(id:XXXX)

Get investigations for a specific test

http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations?locator=test:(id:TEST_NAME_ID) http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations?locator=test:(name:FULL_TEST_NAME)

Get investigations assigned to a user

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations?locator=assignee:(<user locator>)

Get investigations for a build configuration

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations?locator=buildType:(id:XXXX)

To assign/replace investigations

A single investigation:

POST/PUT to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/investigations

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 agents (only authorized agents are included by default)

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents

List all connected authorized agents

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents?locator=connected:true,authorized:true

List all authorized agents

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents?locator=authorized:true

List all enabled authorized agents

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents?locator=enabled:true,authorized:true

List all agents (including unauthorized)

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents?locator=authorized:any

The request uses default filtering (depending on the specified locator dimensions, others can have default implied value). To disable this filtering, add ,defaultFilter:false to the locator.

Enable/disable an agent

PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/enabled

Put true or false text as text/plain. See an example.

Authorize/unauthorize an agent

PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/authorized

Put true or false text as text/plain.

Get/put an agent's single field

GET/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/<field_name>

Delete a build agent

DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>

Add a comment when enabling/disabling and authorizing/unauthorizing an agent

Agent enabled/authorized data is exposed in the enabledInfo and authorizedInfo nodes:

<agent id="1" name="agentName" typeId="1" connected="true" enabled="true" authorized="true" uptodate="true" ip="..........." href="/app/rest/agents/id:1"> <enabledInfo status="true"> <comment> <user username="userName" id="1" href="/app/rest/users/id:1"/> <timestamp>20160406T175040+0300</timestamp> <text>newcomment</text> </comment> </enabledInfo> <authorizedInfo status="true"> <comment> <user username="userName" id="1" href="/app/rest/users/id:1"/> <timestamp>20160406T183033+0300</timestamp> </comment> </authorizedInfo> .... </agent>

GET and PUT requests are supported for the following URLs: http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/enabledInfo and http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agents/<agentLocator>/authorized.

On PUT only status and comment/text sub-items are taken into account. An example of disabling an agent with a comment:

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

Agent Pools

List all agent pools

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agentPools

Get/modify/remove an agent pool with ID

GET/PUT/DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agentPools/id:ID

Add an agent pool

POST the agentPool name='PoolName' element to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/agentPools.

Move an agent to the pool from the previous pool

POST <agent id='YYY'/> to the pool's agents http://teamcity.url/app/rest/agentPools/id:XXX/agents.


curl -v -u user:password [http://teamcity.url/app/rest/agentPools/id:XXX/agents](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 http://teamcity.url/app/rest/agentPools/id:XXX/projects.

Delete a project from a pool

DELETE http://teamcity.url/app/rest/agentPools/id:XXX/projects/id:YYY


List of users

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users

Get specific user details

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>

Create a user

POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users

Update/remove specific user

PUT/DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>

For the POST and 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

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>/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

GET/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>/<field_name>

User's single property

GET/DELETE/PUT http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>/properties/<property_name>

User Groups

List of groups

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/userGroups

List of users within a group

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/userGroups/key:Group_Key

Create a group

POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/userGroups

Delete a group

DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/userGroups/key:Group_Key

User Access Tokens

List of access tokens

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>/tokens

Create an access token

POST http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>/tokens/<tokenName>

Delete an access token

DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/users/<userLocator>/tokens/<tokenName>

Audit Records

To access the records of user actions, also available on the Audit page in TeamCity

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/audit

You can filter records by user, system action, build type, and so on (use GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/audit?locator=$help to see all available filters).

Data Backup

Start backup

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)

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/backup

Typed Parameters Specification

List typed parameters

For a project:

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/projects/<locator>/parameters

For a build configuration:

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<locator>/parameters

The information returned is: parameters count, property name, value, and type. The rawValue of the type element is the parameter specification as defined in the UI.

Get details of a specific parameter

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<locator>/parameters/<name>

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 GET to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/buildTypes/<locator>/parameters/. Note that secure parameters, for example 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):

Build Status Icon

Icon that represents a build status:

An .svg icon (recommended)

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/statusIcon.svg

A .png icon

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/<buildLocator>/statusIcon

Icon that represents build status for several builds (since TeamCity 10.0)

GET request and strob build locator dimension.

Example request:

For project with the PROJECT_ID ID:

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/aggregated/strob:(buildType:(project:(id:PROJECT_ID)))/statusIcon.svg

For all active branches in a build configuration with the BUILD_CONF_ID ID:

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/aggregated/strob:(branch:(buildType:(id:BUILD_CONF_ID),policy:active_history_and_active_vcs_branches),locator:(buildType:(id:BUILD_CONF_ID)))/statusIcon.svg

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 img tag:

For build configuration with the BUILD_CONF_ID ID:

Status of the last build:

<img src="http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/buildType:(id:BUILD_CONF_ID)/statusIcon"/>

Status of the last build tagged with the myTag tag:

<img src="http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/builds/buildType:(id:BUILD_CONF_ID),tag:myTag/statusIcon"/>


All other build locators are supported.

For example, you can use the following markdown markup to add the build status for GitHub repository for the build configuration with ID TeamCityPluginsByJetBrains_TeamcityGoogleTagManagerPlugin_Build and server with guest authentication enabled:

[![Build status](](

If the returned image contains "no permission to get data" text (no-permission-to-get-data.png), 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:

Licensing information

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/licensingData

List of license keys

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/licensingData/licenseKeys

License key details

GET http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/licensingData/licenseKeys/<license_key>

Add license key(s)

POST text/plain newline-delimited keys to http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/licensingData/licenseKeys.

Delete a license key

DELETE http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/server/licensingData/licenseKeys/<license_key>


CCTray-compatible XML is available via http://teamcity:8111/app/rest/cctray/projects.xml.

Without authentication (only build configurations available for guest user): http://teamcity:8111/guestAuth/app/rest/cctray/projects.xml.

The CCTray-format XML does not include paused build configurations by default. The URL accepts the locator parameter instead with standard build configuration locator.

Request Examples

You can use curl command line tool to interact with the TeamCity REST API.

Example command:

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.

  2. Issue the request.

  3. 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/

where SUPERUSER_TOKEN is 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.