- Popular topics
- The entire DevOps lifecycle
- New to Git and GitLab?
- Coming to GitLab from another platform
- Build an integration with GitLab
- Contributing to GitLab
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Welcome to GitLab documentation.
Here you can access the complete documentation for GitLab, the single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle.
No matter how you use GitLab, we have documentation for you.
|Essential documentation||Essential documentation|
Discover features and concepts for GitLab users.
Everything GitLab self-managed administrators need to know.
Contributing to GitLab|
At GitLab, everyone can contribute!
New to Git and GitLab?|
We have the resources to get you started.
Build an integration with GitLab|
Consult our integration documentation.
Coming to GitLab from another platform?|
Consult our guides.
Installation options for different platforms.
Information for new and existing customers.
Update your GitLab self-managed instance to the latest version.
GitLab reference architectures.
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.|
|GitLab CI/CD pipeline configuration reference||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.|
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.
Working with new systems can be daunting.
We have the following documentation to rapidly uplift your GitLab knowledge:
|GitLab basics guides||Start working on the command line and with GitLab.|
|What is GitLab Flow?||Enhance your workflow with the best of GitLab Flow.|
|Get started with GitLab CI/CD||Quickly implement GitLab CI/CD.|
|Auto DevOps||Learn more about Auto DevOps in GitLab.|
|GitLab Markdown||Advanced formatting system (GitLab Flavored Markdown).|
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.|
Learn more about using Git, and using Git with GitLab:
|Git||Getting started with Git, branching strategies, Git LFS, and advanced use.|
|Git cheat sheet||Download a PDF describing the most used Git operations.|
|GitLab Flow||Explore the best of Git with the GitLab Flow strategy.|
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.|
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.|
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.|