Introduced in GitLab 13.7.
GitLab can read settings for certain features from encrypted settings files. The supported features are:
To enable the encrypted configuration settings, a new base key must be generated for
encrypted_settings_key_base. The secret can be generated in the following ways:
Starting with 13.7 the new secret is automatically generated for you, but you must ensure your
/etc/gitlab/gitlab-secrets.json contains the same values on all nodes.
GitLab Cloud Native Helm Chart
Starting with GitLab 13.7, the new secret is automatically generated if you have the
shared-secrets chart enabled. Otherwise, you need
to follow the secrets guide for adding the secret.
The new secret can be generated by running:
bundle exec rake gitlab:env:info RAILS_ENV=production GITLAB_GENERATE_ENCRYPTED_SETTINGS_KEY_BASE=true
This prints general information on the GitLab instance, but also causes the key to be generated in