Release definitions

Last Update: 12/5/2016

api-version = 3.0-preview.1

On-premises use : An earlier, and slightly different version of the Release Management API is available in Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2. To use this earlier version, you must specify an API version of 2.2-preview.1.

Get a list of release definitions

GET https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions?api-version={version}[&$expand={enum}]
Parameter Type Notes
URL
account string Your Visual Studio Team Services account.
project string Team project ID or name.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.
$expand enum {
  environments,
  artifacts,
  none
}
The property that should be expanded in the list of Release Definition.

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions?api-version=3.0-preview.1

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 11,
      "revision": 2,
      "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
      "createdBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "createdOn": "2016-04-11T09:59:37.937Z",
      "modifiedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:28:00.643Z",
      "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
      "retentionPolicy": {
        "daysToKeep": 60
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 12,
      "revision": 13,
      "name": "Fabrikam-Website",
      "createdBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "createdOn": "2016-04-11T10:00:12.077Z",
      "modifiedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:34:20.31Z",
      "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
      "retentionPolicy": {
        "daysToKeep": 60
      }
    }
  ]
}

With environments details expanded

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions?$expand=environments&api-version=3.0-preview.1

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 11,
      "revision": 2,
      "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
      "createdBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "createdOn": "2016-04-11T09:59:37.937Z",
      "modifiedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:28:00.643Z",
      "environments": [
        {
          "id": 18,
          "name": "Dev",
          "rank": 1,
          "runOptions": {
            "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
            "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
          },
          "environmentOptions": {
            "emailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
            "timeoutInMinutes": 0
          }
        }
      ],
      "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
      "retentionPolicy": {
        "daysToKeep": 60
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 12,
      "revision": 13,
      "name": "Fabrikam-Website",
      "createdBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "createdOn": "2016-04-11T10:00:12.077Z",
      "modifiedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:34:20.31Z",
      "environments": [
        {
          "id": 19,
          "name": "Dev",
          "rank": 1,
          "runOptions": {
            "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
            "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
          },
          "environmentOptions": {
            "emailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
            "timeoutInMinutes": 0
          }
        },
        {
          "id": 20,
          "name": "QA",
          "rank": 2,
          "runOptions": {
            "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
            "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
          },
          "environmentOptions": {
            "emailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
            "timeoutInMinutes": 0
          }
        },
        {
          "id": 21,
          "name": "Pre-Prod",
          "rank": 3,
          "runOptions": {
            "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
            "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
          },
          "environmentOptions": {
            "emailNotificationType": "Always",
            "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
            "timeoutInMinutes": 0
          }
        }
      ],
      "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
      "retentionPolicy": {
        "daysToKeep": 60
      }
    }
  ]
}

With artifacts details expanded

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions?$expand=artifacts&api-version=3.0-preview.1

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 11,
      "revision": 2,
      "name": "MyShuttle.CD",
      "createdBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "createdOn": "2016-04-11T09:59:37.937Z",
      "modifiedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:28:00.643Z",
      "artifacts": [
        {
          "id": 1,
          "type": "Build",
          "alias": "Fabrikam.CI",
          "definitionReference": {
            "definition": {
              "id": "1",
              "name": "Fabrikam.CI"
            },
            "project": {
              "id": "ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364",
              "name": "Fabrikam"
            }
          }
        }
      ],
      "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
      "retentionPolicy": {
        "daysToKeep": 60
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 12,
      "revision": 13,
      "name": "Fabrikam-Website",
      "createdBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "createdOn": "2016-04-11T10:00:12.077Z",
      "modifiedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:34:20.31Z",
      "artifacts": [
        {
          "id": 1,
          "type": "Build",
          "alias": "Fabrikam.CI",
          "definitionReference": {
            "definition": {
              "id": "1",
              "name": "Fabrikam.CI"
            },
            "project": {
              "id": "ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364",
              "name": "Fabrikam"
            }
          }
        }
      ],
      "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
      "retentionPolicy": {
        "daysToKeep": 60
      }
    }
  ]
}

Get a release definition

GET https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions/{definitionid}?api-version={version}
Parameter Type Notes
URL
account string Your Visual Studio Team Services account.
project string Team project ID or name.
definitionId int ID of the release definition.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions/12?api-version=3.0-preview.1

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 12,
  "revision": 13,
  "name": "Fabrikam-Website",
  "createdBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "createdOn": "2016-04-11T10:00:12.077Z",
  "modifiedBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T10:34:20.31Z",
  "variables": {
    "webAppName": {
      "value": "fabrikam"
    }
  },
  "environments": [
    {
      "id": 19,
      "name": "Dev",
      "rank": 1,
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "variables": {
        "webAppName": {
          "value": "fabrikamwebdevag"
        }
      },
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 65
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": [
          {
            "taskId": "dcbef2c9-e4f4-4929-82b2-ea7fc9166109",
            "version": "*",
            "name": "Azure Deployment: FabrikamWeb",
            "enabled": true,
            "alwaysRun": false,
            "continueOnError": false,
            "definitionType": "task",
            "inputs": {
              "ConnectedServiceName": "c39562bd-fe8f-4eca-a587-fe9817be5f30",
              "WebSiteName": "$(webAppName)",
              "WebSiteLocation": "South Central US",
              "Slot": "",
              "Package": "$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)/Fabrikam.CI/drop/Mvc4Bootstrap.zip",
              "doNotDelete": "false",
              "AdditionalArguments": ""
            }
          }
        ],
        "id": 66
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 67
          }
        ]
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "runOptions": {
        "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
        "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
      },
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "demands": [
        "Agent.Version -gtVersion 1.87"
      ],
      "conditions": [
        {
          "name": "ReleaseStarted",
          "conditionType": "event",
          "value": ""
        }
      ],
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 20,
      "name": "QA",
      "rank": 2,
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "variables": {
        "webAppName": {
          "value": "fabrikamwebqaag"
        }
      },
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 68
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": [
          {
            "taskId": "dcbef2c9-e4f4-4929-82b2-ea7fc9166109",
            "version": "*",
            "name": "Azure Deployment: FabrikamWeb",
            "enabled": true,
            "alwaysRun": false,
            "continueOnError": false,
            "definitionType": "task",
            "inputs": {
              "ConnectedServiceName": "c39562bd-fe8f-4eca-a587-fe9817be5f30",
              "WebSiteName": "$(webAppName)",
              "WebSiteLocation": "South Central US",
              "Slot": "",
              "Package": "$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)/Fabrikam.CI/drop/Mvc4Bootstrap.zip",
              "doNotDelete": "false",
              "AdditionalArguments": ""
            }
          }
        ],
        "id": 71
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 72
          }
        ]
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "runOptions": {
        "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
        "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
      },
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "demands": [
        "Agent.Version -gtVersion 1.87"
      ],
      "conditions": [
        {
          "name": "ReleaseStarted",
          "conditionType": "event",
          "value": ""
        }
      ],
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      }
    },
    {
      "id": 21,
      "name": "Pre-Prod",
      "rank": 3,
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "variables": {
        "webAppName": {
          "value": "fabfiberweb"
        }
      },
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 69
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": [
          {
            "taskId": "dcbef2c9-e4f4-4929-82b2-ea7fc9166109",
            "version": "*",
            "name": "Azure Deployment: FabrikamWeb",
            "enabled": true,
            "alwaysRun": false,
            "continueOnError": false,
            "definitionType": "task",
            "inputs": {
              "ConnectedServiceName": "c39562bd-fe8f-4eca-a587-fe9817be5f30",
              "WebSiteName": "$(webAppName)",
              "WebSiteLocation": "South Central US",
              "Slot": "",
              "Package": "$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)/Fabrikam.CI/drop/Mvc4Bootstrap.zip",
              "doNotDelete": "false",
              "AdditionalArguments": ""
            }
          }
        ],
        "id": 70
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 73
          }
        ]
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "runOptions": {
        "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
        "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
      },
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "demands": [
        "Agent.Version -gtVersion 1.87"
      ],
      "conditions": [
        {
          "name": "Dev",
          "conditionType": "environmentState",
          "value": "4"
        },
        {
          "name": "QA",
          "conditionType": "environmentState",
          "value": "4"
        }
      ],
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      }
    }
  ],
  "artifacts": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "type": "Build",
      "alias": "Fabrikam.CI",
      "definitionReference": {
        "definition": {
          "id": "1",
          "name": "Fabrikam.CI"
        },
        "project": {
          "id": "ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364",
          "name": "Fabrikam"
        }
      }
    }
  ],
  "triggers": [
    {
      "artifactAlias": "Fabrikam.CI",
      "triggerType": "artifactSource"
    }
  ],
  "releaseNameFormat": "Release-$(rev:r)",
  "retentionPolicy": {
    "daysToKeep": 60
  }
}

Create a release definition

POST https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions?api-version={version}
Parameter Type Notes
URL
account string Your Visual Studio Team Services account.
project string Team project ID or name.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.

Sample request

POST https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions?api-version=3.0-preview.1
Content-Type: application/json
{
  "name": "Fabrikam.CD",
  "environments": [
    {
      "name": "Dev",
      "queueId": 2,
      "rank": 1,
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true
          }
        ]
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": []
      }
    }
  ]
}

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 28,
  "revision": 1,
  "name": "Fabrikam.CD",
  "createdBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "createdOn": "2016-04-11T13:25:00.213Z",
  "modifiedBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T13:25:00.213Z",
  "variables": {},
  "environments": [
    {
      "id": 45,
      "name": "Dev",
      "rank": 1,
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "variables": {},
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 143
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": [],
        "id": 144
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 145
          }
        ]
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "runOptions": {
        "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
        "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
      },
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "demands": [],
      "conditions": [],
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      }
    }
  ],
  "artifacts": [],
  "triggers": [],
  "releaseNameFormat": "",
  "retentionPolicy": {
    "daysToKeep": 60
  }
}

Update a release definition

PUT https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions/{definitionid}?api-version={version}

Sample request

PUT https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions/28?api-version=3.0-preview.1
Content-Type: application/json
{
  "id": 28,
  "name": "Fabrikam.CD",
  "createdOn": "2016-04-11T11:04:05.197Z",
  "createdBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "environments": [
    {
      "name": "Dev",
      "rank": 1,
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": []
      },
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "demands": [],
      "conditions": [],
      "variables": {},
      "runOptions": {},
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      },
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false
          }
        ],
        "approvalOptions": null
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false
          }
        ],
        "approvalOptions": null
      }
    }
  ],
  "artifacts": [
    {
      "alias": "FabrikamCI",
      "type": "Build",
      "definitionReference": {
        "project": {
          "name": "Fabrikam",
          "id": "ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364"
        },
        "definition": {
          "name": "Fabrikam.CI",
          "id": "1"
        }
      },
      "isPrimary": false
    }
  ],
  "variables": {},
  "triggers": [],
  "revision": 1,
  "releaseNameFormat": "",
  "retentionPolicy": {
    "daysToKeep": 60
  }
}

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 28,
  "revision": 2,
  "name": "Fabrikam.CD",
  "createdBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "createdOn": "2016-04-11T13:25:00.213Z",
  "modifiedBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T13:25:02.78Z",
  "variables": {},
  "environments": [
    {
      "id": 46,
      "name": "Dev",
      "rank": 1,
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "variables": {},
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 146
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": [],
        "id": 147
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 148
          }
        ]
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "runOptions": {
        "EnvironmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
        "TimeoutInMinutes": "0"
      },
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "demands": [
        "Agent.Version -gtVersion 1.87"
      ],
      "conditions": [],
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      }
    }
  ],
  "artifacts": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "type": "Build",
      "alias": "FabrikamCI",
      "definitionReference": {
        "definition": {
          "id": "1",
          "name": "Fabrikam.CI"
        },
        "project": {
          "id": "ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364",
          "name": "Fabrikam"
        }
      }
    }
  ],
  "triggers": [],
  "releaseNameFormat": "",
  "retentionPolicy": {
    "daysToKeep": 60
  }
}

Delete a release definition

DELETE https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions/{definitionid}?api-version={version}
Parameter Type Notes
URL
account string Your Visual Studio Team Services account.
project string Team project ID or name.
definitionId int ID of the release definition.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.

Sample request

DELETE https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions/28?api-version=3.0-preview.1
Content-Type: application/json
{}

Sample response

Status code: 204

Get revision history for a release definition

GET https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions/{definitionid}/revisions?api-version={version}
Parameter Type Notes
URL
account string Your Visual Studio Team Services account.
project string Team project ID or name.
definitionId int ID of the release definition.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions/28/revisions?api-version=3.0-preview.1

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "definitionId": 28,
      "revision": 1,
      "changedDate": "2016-04-11T13:25:00.213Z",
      "changeType": "add",
      "definitionUrl": "https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/Release/definitions/28/revisions/1",
      "changedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      }
    },
    {
      "definitionId": 28,
      "revision": 2,
      "changedDate": "2016-04-11T13:25:02.78Z",
      "changeType": "update",
      "definitionUrl": "https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/Release/definitions/28/revisions/2",
      "changedBy": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Get a particular revision history

GET https://{account}.vsrm.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/{project}/_apis/release/definitions/{definitionid}/revisions/{revisionid}?api-version={version}
Parameter Type Notes
URL
account string Your Visual Studio Team Services account.
project string Team project ID or name.
definitionId int ID of the release definition.
revisionId int ID of the revision
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.

Sample request

GET https://fabfiber.vsrm.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364/_apis/release/definitions/28/revisions/2?api-version=3.0-preview.1

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 28,
  "revision": 2,
  "name": "Fabrikam.CD",
  "createdBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "createdOn": "2016-04-11T13:25:00.213Z",
  "modifiedBy": {
    "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
    "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
    "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
    "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
  },
  "modifiedOn": "2016-04-11T13:25:02.78Z",
  "variables": {},
  "environments": [
    {
      "id": 46,
      "name": "Dev",
      "rank": 1,
      "owner": {
        "id": "52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "displayName": "Chuck Reinhart",
        "uniqueName": "chuckreinhart@outlook.com",
        "url": "https://fabfiber.vssps.visualstudio.com/_apis/Identities/52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953",
        "imageUrl": "https://fabfiber.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_api/_common/identityImage?id=52a5bc8d-4730-400a-95c7-7276d4ae5953"
      },
      "variables": {},
      "preDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 146
          }
        ]
      },
      "deployStep": {
        "tasks": [],
        "id": 147
      },
      "postDeployApprovals": {
        "approvals": [
          {
            "rank": 1,
            "isAutomated": true,
            "isNotificationOn": false,
            "id": 148
          }
        ]
      },
      "queueId": 2,
      "runOptions": {
        "environmentOwnerEmailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": "False",
        "timeoutInMinutes": "0"
      },
      "environmentOptions": {
        "emailNotificationType": "Always",
        "skipArtifactsDownload": false,
        "timeoutInMinutes": 0
      },
      "demands": [
        "Agent.Version -gtVersion 1.87"
      ],
      "conditions": [],
      "executionPolicy": {
        "concurrencyCount": 0,
        "queueDepthCount": 0
      }
    }
  ],
  "artifacts": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "type": "Build",
      "alias": "FabrikamCI",
      "definitionReference": {
        "definition": {
          "id": "1",
          "name": "Fabrikam.CI"
        },
        "project": {
          "id": "ff213d65-d61d-447c-b39d-d16f21b18364",
          "name": "Fabrikam"
        }
      }
    }
  ],
  "triggers": [],
  "releaseNameFormat": "",
  "retentionPolicy": {
    "daysToKeep": 60
  }
}