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Sync and Clean Up Artifact Stream using the Harness API

Harness performs artifact polling frequently, but in some cases you might have deleted an artifact or version from your repo as part of your Pipeline approval process and want to sync with the repo on demand.

Harness provides the artifactCleanup() mutation to sync the artifact versions collected by Harness with the Artifact Source you set up in your Harness Service.

The mutation remove any artifacts and versions that have been deleted at the source from Harness.

This topic describes how to use the Harness API to sync and clean up the artifact list available to you in Harness.

Before You Begin

Supported Platforms and Technologies

See Supported Platforms and Technologies.


The artifactCleanup() GraphQL mutation works with the following Artifact Source types:

If you try to use the mutation on any unsupported Artifact Source types, you will see an error like this:

"data": {
"artifactCleanup": {
"message": "Clean up not supported for artifact Stream type: JENKINS"

Step 1: Obtain Artifact Stream Id

The artifactCleanup() mutation includes an artifactStreamId parameter that identifies the Artifact Source you want to sync with. The artifactStreamId takes the universally unique identifier (UUID) of the Artifact Source.

Let's look at how to obtain the UUID.

In Harness, open the Service with the Artifact Source you want to sync with.

In your browser, open Dev Tools. The following example is for Chrome.

Click Network, and select All.

In Filter, enter artifactstreams.

The artifact stream request is displayed.

Click the artifactstreams?appId=... message.

Click Preview, and then expand resource.

In response, you will see the UUID (uuid) for the Artifact Source.

Copy and save the UUID value.

Step 2: Sync the Artifact Stream via API

In Harness, click Setup, and then click Harness API Explorer.

In the editor, paste the artifactCleanup() mutation and use the Artifact Source uuid in artifactStreamId. For example:

mutation {  
artifactCleanup(input: {artifactStreamId: "bOgdZBYQS2-oHZMwEZTeIQ"}) {

Click Run.

The output will display the successful clean up of Harness' Artifact Source history.

"data": {
"artifactCleanup": {
"message": "Cleanup successful for Artifact stream with id: bOgdZBYQS2-oHZMwEZTeIQ"