Changing your time zone

The global time zone configuration parameter can be changed in config/gitlab.yml:

# time_zone: 'UTC'

Uncomment and customize if you want to change the default time zone of the GitLab application.

Viewing available timezones

To see all available time zones, run bundle exec rake time:zones:all.

For Omnibus installations, run gitlab-rake time:zones:all.

This Rake task does not list timezones in TZInfo format required by Omnibus GitLab during a reconfigure: #27209.

Changing time zone in Omnibus installations

GitLab defaults its time zone to UTC. It has a global timezone configuration parameter in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb.

To obtain a list of timezones, log in to your GitLab application server and run a command that generates a list of timezones in TZInfo format for the server. For example, install timedatectl and run timedatectl list-timezones.

To update, add the timezone that best applies to your location. For example:

gitlab_rails['time_zone'] = 'America/New_York'

After adding the configuration parameter, reconfigure and restart your GitLab instance:

gitlab-ctl reconfigure
gitlab-ctl restart

Changing time zone per user

Version history

A user can set their time zone in their profile. If a user has not set their time zone, it defaults to the time zone configured at the instance level. On, the default time zone is UTC.

For more information, see Set your time zone.