GitLab Community Edition

GitLab is open source software to collaborate on code.
Manage git repositories with fine-grained access controls that keep your code secure.
Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests.
Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki.
Used by more than 100,000 organizations, GitLab is the most popular solution to manage git repositories on-premises.
Read more about GitLab at about.gitlab.com.

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GitLab Documentation

Welcome to GitLab, a Git-based fully featured platform for software development!

GitLab offers the most scalable Git-based fully integrated platform for software development, with flexible products and subscriptions. To understand what features you have access to, check the GitLab subscriptions below.

Shortcuts to GitLab's most visited docs:

General documentation GitLab CI/CD docs
User documentation GitLab CI/CD quick start guide
Administrator documentation GitLab CI/CD examples
Contributor documentation Configuring .gitlab-ci.yml
Getting started with GitLab Using Docker images
API Auto DevOps
SSH authentication Kubernetes integration
GitLab Pages GitLab Container Registry

Complete DevOps with GitLab

GitLab is the first single application for software development, security, and operations that enables Concurrent DevOps, making the software lifecycle three times faster and radically improving the speed of business. GitLab provides solutions for all the stages of the DevOps lifecycle: plan, create, verify, package, release, configure, monitor.

DevOps Lifecycle

Plan

Whether you use Waterfall, Agile, or Conversational Development, GitLab streamlines your collaborative workflows. Visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track your progress your way with GitLab’s flexible project management tools.

Migrate and import your projects from other platforms

Create

Consolidate source code into a single DVCS that’s easily managed and controlled without disrupting your workflow. GitLab’s git repositories come complete with branching tools and access controls, providing a scalable, single source of truth for collaborating on projects and code.

Projects and groups

Repositories

Manage your repositories from the UI (user interface):

Merge Requests

Integrations

  • Project Services: Integrate a project with external services, such as CI and chat.
  • GitLab Integration: Integrate with multiple third-party services with GitLab to allow external issue trackers and external authentication.
  • Trello Power-Up: Integrate with GitLab's Trello Power-Up

Automation

  • API: Automate GitLab via a simple and powerful API.
  • GitLab Webhooks: Let GitLab notify you when new code has been pushed to your project.

Verify

Spot errors sooner, improve security and shorten feedback cycles with built-in static code analysis, code testing, code quality, dependency checking and review apps. Customize your approval workflow controls, automatically test the quality of your code, and spin up a staging environment for every code change. GitLab Continuous Integration is the most popular next generation testing system that scales to run your tests faster.

Package

GitLab Container Registry gives you the enhanced security and access controls of custom Docker images without 3rd party add-ons. Easily upload and download images from GitLab CI/CD with full Git repository management integration.

Release

Spend less time configuring your tools, and more time creating. Whether you’re deploying to one server or thousands, build, test, and release your code confidently and securely with GitLab’s built-in Continuous Delivery and Deployment.

Configure

Automate your entire workflow from build to deploy and monitoring with GitLab Auto Devops. Best practice templates get you started with minimal to zero configuration. Then customize everything from buildpacks to CI/CD.

Monitor

Measure how long it takes to go from planning to monitoring and ensure your applications are always responsive and available. GitLab collects and displays performance metrics for deployed apps using Prometheus so you can know in an instant how code changes impact your production environment.

  • GitLab Prometheus: Configure the bundled Prometheus to collect various metrics from your GitLab instance.
  • Prometheus project integration: Configure the Prometheus integration per project and monitor your CI/CD environments.
  • Prometheus metrics: Let Prometheus collect metrics from various services, like Kubernetes, NGINX, NGINX ingress controller, HAProxy, and Amazon Cloud Watch.
  • GitLab Performance Monitoring: Use InfluxDB and Grafana to monitor the performance of your GitLab instance (will be eventually replaced by Prometheus).
  • Health check: GitLab provides liveness and readiness probes to indicate service health and reachability to required services.
  • GitLab Cycle Analytics: Cycle Analytics measures the time it takes to go from an idea to production for each project you have.

Getting started with GitLab

User account

Git and GitLab

  • Git: Getting started with Git, branching strategies, Git LFS, advanced use.
  • Git cheatsheet: Download a PDF describing the most used Git operations.
  • GitLab Flow: explore the best of Git with the GitLab Flow strategy.

Administrator documentation

Administration documentation applies to admin users of GitLab self-hosted instances.

Learn how to install, configure, update, upgrade, integrate, and maintain your own instance. Regular users don't have access to GitLab administration tools and settings.

Contributor documentation

GitLab Community Edition is open source and GitLab Enterprise Edition is open-core. Learn how to contribute to GitLab:

GitLab subscriptions

You have two options to use GitLab:

  • GitLab self-hosted: Install, administer, and maintain your own GitLab instance.
  • GitLab.com: GitLab's SaaS offering. You don't need to install anything to use GitLab.com, you only need to sign up and start using GitLab straight away.

GitLab self-hosted

With GitLab self-hosted, you deploy your own GitLab instance on-premises or on a private cloud of your choice. GitLab self-hosted is available for free and with paid subscriptions: Core, Starter, Premium, and Ultimate.

Every feature available in Core is also available in Starter, Premium, and Ultimate. Starter features are also available in Premium and Ultimate, and Premium features are also available in Ultimate.

GitLab.com

GitLab.com is hosted, managed, and administered by GitLab, Inc., with free and paid subscriptions for individuals and teams: Free, Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

GitLab.com subscriptions grants access to the same features available in GitLab self-hosted, except administration tools and settings:

  • GitLab.com Free includes the same features available in Core
  • GitLab.com Bronze includes the same features available in GitLab Starter
  • GitLab.com Silver includes the same features available in GitLab Premium
  • GitLab.com Gold includes the same features available in GitLab Ultimate

For supporting the open source community and encouraging the development of open source projects, GitLab grants access to Gold features for all GitLab.com public projects, regardless of the subscription.

To know more about GitLab subscriptions and licensing, please refer to the GitLab Product Marketing Handbook.

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