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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By : Adam O'Grady
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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By: Adam O'Grady

Overview of this book

Gitlab is an open source repository management and version control toolkit with an enterprise offering. This book is the ideal guide to GitLab as a version control system (VCS), issue management tool, and a continuous integration platform. The book starts with an introduction to GitLab, a walkthrough of its features, and explores concepts such as version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It then takes you through the process of downloading and installing a local copy of the on-premise version of GitLab in Ubuntu and/or CentOS. You will look at some common work?ows associated with GitLab work?ow and learn about project management in GitLab. You will see tools and techniques for migrating your code base from various version control systems such as GitHub and SVN to GitLab. By the end of the book, you will be using Gitlab for repository management, and be able to migrate projects from other VCSs to GitLab.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Creating projects

To create a new project, follow these steps:

  1. Direct your web browser to your GitLab URL. This will be either if you're using the SaaS version or the URL you specified when you installed GitLab on your server if you went with the self-hosted option.
  2. Click the plus symbol (+) menu at the top.
  3. Select New Project.
  4. On this screen, fill out the details of your new project, as shown in following the screenshot.
  5. Click Create project.

The project name should be descriptive and memorable, and the description should help explain what the project does. The Visibility Level changes project access to the levels it describes and is an important feature for creating private projects, limiting projects only to logged-in users (especially useful with limited registration or single sign-on), or allowing access from any public user if you want it visible to the...