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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Welcome to the GitLab documentation!
Get started with GitLab features and functionality.
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 on different platforms.
View recommended deployments at scale.
Update your GitLab self-managed instance to the latest version.
See what's new in GitLab.
Have a look at some of our most popular topics:
|Two-factor authentication||Improve the security of your GitLab account.|
|GitLab groups||Manage projects together.|
|Keyword reference for the
||Available configuration options for
|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 searching.|
|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.|
|GitLab.com settings||Settings used for GitLab.com.|
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.
Learn more about GitLab account management:
|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:
|Importing to GitLab||Import your projects from GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab.com, 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:
|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
Learn how to contribute to GitLab with the following resources:
|Development||How to contribute to GitLab development.|
|Legal||Contributor license agreements.|
|Writing documentation||How to contribute to GitLab Docs.|