GitLab is a web-based DevOps life cycle tool that provides a Git-repository manager providing wiki, issue-tracking and CI/CD pipeline features.

GitLab started as an open source project to help teams collaborate on software development. By delivering new functionality at an industry-leading pace, GitLab now provides a single application for the entire software development and operations life cycle. It also provides everything you need to Manage, Plan, Create, Verify, Package, Release, Configure, Monitor, and Secure your applications.

 Accessing GÉA​NT GitLab

  1. Go to gitlab.software.geant.org You will be automatically redirected to a list of all public projects. To login use "Sign in" button (top tight corner)

  2. Click on "Federated Authentication" and follow the authentication process with your Identity Provider - see Login to services for details

  3. Account will be automatically created if you are GN5-1 project member. 
  4. You will get a message that your access is denied (or that access without a pre-existing GitLab account is not allowed) if you are outside the GN5-1 project. If such a situation occurs, follow the guide Requesting access for collaborator from outside GÉA​NT Project. 

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  1. Where do I post an issue with gitlab?

    The Jira system does not know about gitlab (sad)

    1. You can report a problem or support need of any type in JIRA Service Desk http://help.software.geant.org

      Due to the nature of previous submissions, we have taken a holistic approach to the problem by focusing on user problems rather than systems and tools. Optionally, you can specify the application in the ticket form.

      Behind the scenes, from a level visible to the support ticket team, tasks are divided into queues assigned to tools.