GitLab Documentation

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 GitLab application.

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

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 update, add the time zone that best applies to your location. Here are two examples:

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

or

gitlab_rails['time_zone'] = 'Europe/Brussels'

After you added this field, reconfigure and restart:

gitlab-ctl reconfigure
gitlab-ctl restart