- Inherited membership
- Filter and sort members
- Add a user
- Import users from another project
- Invite people using their e-mail address
- Project membership and requesting access
- Share project with group
- Remove a member from the project
You can manage the groups and users and their access levels in all of your projects. You can also personalize the access level you give each user, per-project.
You should have Maintainer or Owner permissions to add or import a new user to your project.
To view, edit, add, and remove project’s members, go to your project’s Members.
When your project belongs to the group, group members inherit the membership and permission level for the project from the group.
From the image above, we can deduce the following things:
- There are 3 members that have access to the project.
- User0 is a Reporter and has inherited their permissions from group
demowhich contains current project.
- User1 is shown as a Direct member in the Source column, therefore they belong directly to the project we’re inspecting.
- Administrator is the Owner and member of all groups and for that reason, there is an indication of an ancestor group and inherited Owner permissions.
The following sections illustrate how you can filter and sort members in a project. To view these options, navigate to your desired project, go to Members, and include the noted search terms.
By default, inherited and direct members are displayed. The membership filter can be used to display only inherited or only direct members.
To display inherited members, include
Inherited in the search text box.
To display direct members, include
Direct in the search text box.
You can search for members by name, username, or email.
You can sort members by Account, Access granted, Max role, or Last sign-in in ascending or descending order.
Right next to People, start typing the name or username of the user you want to add.
Select the user and the permission level that you’d like to give the user. You can add more than one user at a time. The Owner role can only be assigned at the group level.
Once done, select Add users to project and they are immediately added to your project with the permissions you gave them above.
From there on, you can either remove an existing user or change their access level to the project.
You can import another project’s users in your own project by hitting the Import members button on the upper right corner of the Members menu.
In the dropdown menu, you can see only the projects you are Maintainer on.
Select the one you want and hit Import project members. A flash message displays, notifying you that the import was successful, and the new members are now in the project’s members list. Notice that the permissions that they had on the project you imported from are retained.
If a user you want to give access to doesn’t have an account on your GitLab instance, you can invite them just by typing their e-mail address in the user search field.
As you can imagine, you can mix inviting multiple people and adding existing GitLab users to the project.
Once done, hit Add users to project and watch that there is a new member with the e-mail address we used above. From there on, you can resend the invitation, change their access level, or even delete them.
While unaccepted, the system automatically sends reminder emails on the second, fifth, and tenth day after the invitation was initially sent.
After the user accepts the invitation, they are prompted to create a new GitLab account using the same e-mail address the invitation was sent to.
In GitLab 13.11, you can optionally replace the form to add a member with a modal window. To add a member after enabling this feature:
- Go to your project’s page.
- In the left sidebar, go to Members, and then select Invite members.
- Enter an email address, and select a role permission for this user.
- (Optional) Select an Access expiration date.
- Select Invite.
The modal window for adding a member is under development and is ready for production use. It is deployed behind a feature flag that is disabled by default. GitLab administrators with access to the GitLab Rails console can enable it.
To enable it:
To disable it:
Project owners can :
- Allow non-members to request access to the project.
- Prevent non-members from requesting access.
To configure this, go to the project settings and click on Allow users to request access.
GitLab users can request to become a member of a project. Go to the project you’d like to be a member of and click the Request Access button on the right side of your screen.
After access is requested:
- Up to ten project maintainers are notified of the request via email. Email is sent to the most recently active project maintainers.
- Any project maintainer can approve or decline the request on the members page.
If you change your mind before your request is approved, just click the Withdraw Access Request button.
Alternatively, you can share a project with an entire group instead of adding users one by one.
Only users with permissions of Owner can manage project members.
You can remove a user from the project if the given member has a direct membership in the project. If membership is inherited from a parent group, then the member can be removed only from the parent group itself.
When removing a member, you can decide whether to unassign the user from all issues and merge requests they are currently assigned or leave the assignments as they are.
- Unassigning the removed member from all issues and merge requests might be helpful when a user is leaving a private project and you wish to revoke their access to any issues and merge requests they are assigned.
- Keeping the issues and merge requests assigned might be helpful for projects that accept public contributions where a user doesn’t have to be a member to be able to contribute to issues and merge requests.
To remove a member from a project:
- In a project, go to Members.
- Click the Delete button next to a project member you want to remove. A Remove member modal appears.
- (Optional) Select the Also unassign this user from related issues and merge requests checkbox.
- Click Remove member.