- Merge request drawer
- Use cases
- Approval status and separation of duties
- Chain of Custody report
Compliance report gives you the ability to see a group’s merge request activity. It provides a high-level view for all projects in the group. For example, code approved for merging into production.
To access compliance report for a group, go to Security & Compliance > Compliance on the group’s menu.
Introduced in GitLab 14.1.
When you click on a row, a drawer is shown that provides further details about the merge request:
- Project name and compliance framework label, if the project has one assigned.
- Link to the merge request.
- The merge request’s branch path in the format
[source] into [target].
- A list of users that committed changes to the merge request.
- A list of users that commented on the merge request.
- A list of users that approved the merge request.
- The user that merged the merge request.
This feature is for people who care about the compliance status of projects within their group.
You can use the report to:
- Get an overview of the latest merge request for each project.
- See if merge requests were approved and by whom.
- See merge request authors.
- See the latest CI Pipeline result for each merge request.
- On GitLab Ultimate tier.
- By Administrators and Group Owners.
We support a separation of duties policy between users who create and approve merge requests. The approval status column can help you identify violations of this policy. Our criteria for the separation of duties is as follows:
- A merge request author is not allowed to approve their merge request
- A merge request committer is not allowed to approve a merge request they have added commits to
- The minimum number of approvals required to merge a merge request is at least two
The Approval status column shows you at a glance whether a merge request is complying with the above. This column has four states:
|Empty||The merge request approval status is unknown|
|The merge request does not comply with any of the above criteria|
|The merge request complies with some of the above criteria|
|The merge request complies with all of the above criteria|
If you see a non-success state, review the criteria for the merge request’s project to ensure it complies with the separation of duties.
The Chain of Custody report allows customers to export a list of merge commits within the group. The data provides a comprehensive view with respect to merge commits. It includes the merge commit SHA, merge request author, merge request ID, merge user, pipeline ID, group name, project name, and merge request approvers. Depending on the merge strategy, the merge commit SHA can be a merge commit, squash commit, or a diff head commit.
To download the Chain of Custody report, navigate to Security & Compliance > Compliance on the group’s menu and click List of all merge commits
You can generate a commit-specific Chain of Custody report for a given commit SHA. To do so, select the dropdown next to the List of all merge commits button at the top of the compliance report.