Release approvals

Last Update: 8/11/2017

api-version = 4.0-preview.2

If you haven't already, look at the information on getting started with these APIs.

List

Get a list of approvals

GET https://{instance}/{project}/_apis/release/approvals?api-version={version}

Authorization scopes

For more details, see section on how to authorize access to REST APIs.

Scope Name Notes
vso.release Release (read) Grants the ability to read release artifacts, including releases, release definitions and release environment.

Request parameters

Name In Type Notes
project URL string Required. Project ID or project name
api-version Query string Required. Version of the API to use. This should be set to '4.0-preview.2' to use this version of the API.
assignedToFilter Query string Optional. Approvals assigned to this user.
statusFilter Query ApprovalStatus Optional. Approvals with this status. Default is 'pending'.
releaseIdsFilter Query array (int32) Optional. Approvals for release id(s) mentioned in the filter. Multiple releases can be mentioned by separating them with ',' e.g. releaseIdsFilter=1,2,3,4.
typeFilter Query ApprovalType Optional. Approval with this type.
top Query int32 Optional. Number of approvals to get. Default is 50.
continuationToken Query int32 Optional. Gets the approvals after the continuation token provided.
queryOrder Query ReleaseQueryOrder Optional. Gets the results in the defined order of created approvals. Default is 'descending'.
includeMyGroupApprovals Query boolean Optional. 'true' to include my group approvals. Default is 'false'.

Response

Type Notes
VssJsonCollectionWrapper<array (ReleaseApproval)> List of approval objects.

Pending for all users

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals?continuationToken=0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 2,
      "revision": 1,
      "approver": {
        "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
      },
      "approvalType": "preDeploy",
      "createdOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:14.47Z",
      "modifiedOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:14.47Z",
      "status": "pending",
      "comments": "",
      "isAutomated": false,
      "isNotificationOn": true,
      "trialNumber": 1,
      "attempt": 1,
      "rank": 1,
      "release": {
        "id": 2,
        "name": "Release-2",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/releases/2",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseDefinition": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/d07908bc-118f-47d2-8a13-ff75601a6b1a/_apis/Release/definitions/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseEnvironment": {
        "id": 5,
        "name": "Dev",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/2"
    },
    {
      "id": 1,
      "revision": 1,
      "approver": {
        "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
      },
      "approvalType": "preDeploy",
      "createdOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:04.577Z",
      "modifiedOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:04.577Z",
      "status": "pending",
      "comments": "",
      "isAutomated": false,
      "isNotificationOn": true,
      "trialNumber": 1,
      "attempt": 1,
      "rank": 1,
      "release": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "Release-1",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/releases/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseDefinition": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/d07908bc-118f-47d2-8a13-ff75601a6b1a/_apis/Release/definitions/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseEnvironment": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "Dev",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/1"
    }
  ]
}

Pending for a specific user

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals?assignedToFilter=Chuck Reinhart&continuationToken=0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 2,
      "revision": 1,
      "approver": {
        "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
      },
      "approvalType": "preDeploy",
      "createdOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:14.47Z",
      "modifiedOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:14.47Z",
      "status": "pending",
      "comments": "",
      "isAutomated": false,
      "isNotificationOn": true,
      "trialNumber": 1,
      "attempt": 1,
      "rank": 1,
      "release": {
        "id": 2,
        "name": "Release-2",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/releases/2",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseDefinition": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/d07908bc-118f-47d2-8a13-ff75601a6b1a/_apis/Release/definitions/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseEnvironment": {
        "id": 5,
        "name": "Dev",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/2"
    },
    {
      "id": 1,
      "revision": 1,
      "approver": {
        "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
      },
      "approvalType": "preDeploy",
      "createdOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:04.577Z",
      "modifiedOn": "2017-05-31T16:40:04.577Z",
      "status": "pending",
      "comments": "",
      "isAutomated": false,
      "isNotificationOn": true,
      "trialNumber": 1,
      "attempt": 1,
      "rank": 1,
      "release": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "Release-1",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/releases/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseDefinition": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/d07908bc-118f-47d2-8a13-ff75601a6b1a/_apis/Release/definitions/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseEnvironment": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "Dev",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/1"
    }
  ]
}

Pending for a specific release

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals?releaseIdsFilter=14&continuationToken=0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 1,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 134,
      "revision": 1,
      "approver": {
        "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
      },
      "approvalType": "preDeploy",
      "createdOn": "2017-06-01T09:42:16.053Z",
      "modifiedOn": "2017-06-01T09:42:16.053Z",
      "status": "pending",
      "comments": "",
      "isAutomated": false,
      "isNotificationOn": true,
      "trialNumber": 1,
      "attempt": 1,
      "rank": 1,
      "release": {
        "id": 14,
        "name": "Release-14",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/releases/14",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseDefinition": {
        "id": 1,
        "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
        "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/d07908bc-118f-47d2-8a13-ff75601a6b1a/_apis/Release/definitions/1",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "releaseEnvironment": {
        "id": 53,
        "name": "Dev",
        "_links": {}
      },
      "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/134"
    }
  ]
}

Update

Update status of an approval

PATCH https://{instance}/{project}/_apis/release/approvals/{approvalId}?api-version={version}

Authorization scopes

For more details, see section on how to authorize access to REST APIs.

Scope Name Notes
vso.release_manage Release (read, write, execute and manage) Grants the ability to read, update and delete release artifacts, including releases, release definitions and release envrionment, and the ability to queue and approve a new release.

Request parameters

Name In Type Notes
instance URL string Required. VS Team Services account ({account}.visualstudio.com) or TFS server ({server:port}).
project URL string Required. Project ID or project name
approvalId URL int32 Required. Id of the approval.
api-version Query string Required. Version of the API to use. This should be set to '4.0-preview.2' to use this version of the API.
Body ReleaseApproval Required. ReleaseApproval object having status, approver and comments.

Response

Type Notes
ReleaseApproval Updated ReleaseApproval object.

Approve a release

Sample request

PATCH https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/20
{
  "status": "approved",
  "comments": "Good to go!"
}

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 20,
  "revision": 1,
  "approver": {
    "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
  },
  "approvedBy": {
    "id": "4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "fabfiber@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/A168224e4-29ff-4081-9954-c8780ce81117/_apis/Identities/4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber-inc.visualstudio.com/_api/_common/identityImage?id=4adb1680-0eac-6149-b5ee-fc8b4f6ca227"
  },
  "approvalType": "preDeploy",
  "createdOn": "2017-05-31T18:07:40.45Z",
  "modifiedOn": "2017-05-31T18:08:09.577Z",
  "status": "approved",
  "comments": "Good to go!",
  "isAutomated": false,
  "isNotificationOn": true,
  "trialNumber": 1,
  "attempt": 1,
  "rank": 1,
  "history": [],
  "release": {
    "id": 3,
    "name": "Release-3",
    "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/releases/3",
    "_links": {}
  },
  "releaseDefinition": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
    "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/d07908bc-118f-47d2-8a13-ff75601a6b1a/_apis/Release/definitions/1",
    "_links": {}
  },
  "releaseEnvironment": {
    "id": 9,
    "name": "Dev",
    "_links": {}
  },
  "url": "https://fabfiber-inc.vsrm.visualstudio.com/MyFirstProject/_apis/Release/approvals/20"
}