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.
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GitLab Docs

Welcome to the GitLab documentation!

Use GitLab
Get started with GitLab features and functionality.
Administer GitLab
Administer a self-managed GitLab instance.
New to Git and GitLab?
Start learning about Git and GitLab.
Contribute to GitLab development
Create new GitLab functionality and documentation.
Coming to GitLab from another platform?
Learn how to move to GitLab.
Build an integration with GitLab
Integrate with Jira and other common applications.
Choose a subscription
Determine which subscription tier makes sense for you.
Install GitLab
Install GitLab on different platforms.
Reference architectures
View recommended deployments at scale.
Upgrade GitLab
Upgrade your GitLab self-managed instance to the latest version.
GitLab releases
See what's new in GitLab.

Popular topics

Have a look at some of our most popular topics:

Popular topic Description
Two-factor authentication Improve the security of your GitLab account.
GitLab groups Manage projects together.
Keyword reference for the .gitlab-ci.yml file Available configuration options for .gitlab-ci.yml files.
Activate GitLab EE with a license Activate GitLab Enterprise Edition functionality with a license.
Back up and restore GitLab Rake tasks for backing up and restoring GitLab self-managed instances.
GitLab release and maintenance policy Policies for version naming and cadence, and also upgrade recommendations.
Elasticsearch integration Integrate Elasticsearch with GitLab to enable advanced search.
Omnibus GitLab database settings Database settings for Omnibus GitLab self-managed instances.
Omnibus GitLab NGINX settings NGINX settings for Omnibus GitLab self-managed instances.
Omnibus GitLab SSL configuration SSL settings for Omnibus GitLab self-managed instances. settings Settings used for

The entire DevOps lifecycle

GitLab is the first single application for software development, security, and operations that enables Concurrent DevOps. GitLab makes the software lifecycle faster and radically improves the speed of business.

GitLab provides solutions for each of the stages of the DevOps lifecycle.

User account

For more information about GitLab account management, see:

Topic Description
User account Manage your account.
Authentication Account security with two-factor authentication, set up your SSH keys, and deploy keys for secure access to your projects.
User settings Manage your user settings, two factor authentication, and more.
User permissions Learn what each role in a project can do.

Coming to GitLab from another platform

If you are coming to GitLab from another platform, the following information is useful:

Topic Description
Importing to GitLab Import your projects from GitHub, Bitbucket,, FogBugz, and SVN into GitLab.
Migrating from SVN Convert a SVN repository to Git and GitLab.

Build an integration with GitLab

There are many ways to integrate with GitLab, including:

Topic Description
GitLab REST API Integrate with GitLab using our REST API.
GitLab GraphQL API Integrate with GitLab using our GraphQL API.
Integrations Integrations with third-party products.

Contributing to GitLab

GitLab Community Edition is open source and GitLab Enterprise Edition is open-core.

Learn how to contribute to GitLab with the following resources:

Topic Description
Development How to contribute to GitLab development.
Legal Contributor license agreements.
Writing documentation How to contribute to GitLab Docs.