Project-level Secure Files
Introduced in GitLab 14.8 with a flag named
ci_secure_files. Disabled by default.
Generally available in GitLab 15.7. Feature flag
This feature is part of Mobile DevOps developed by GitLab Incubation Engineering. The feature is still in development, but you can:
You can securely store up to 100 files for use in CI/CD pipelines as secure files. These files are stored securely outside of your project’s repository and are not version controlled. It is safe to store sensitive information in these files. Secure files support both plain text and binary file types but must be 5 MB or less.
You can manage secure files in the project settings, or with the secure files API.
Secure files can be downloaded and used by CI/CD jobs by using the download-secure-files tool.
Add a secure file to a project
To add a secure file to a project:
- On the top bar, select Main menu > Projects and find your project.
- On the left sidebar, select Settings > CI/CD.
- In the Secure Files section, select Expand.
- Select Upload File.
- Find the file to upload, select Open, and the file upload begins immediately. The file shows up in the list when the upload is complete.
Use secure files in CI/CD jobs
To use your secure files in a CI/CD job, you must use the
tool to download the files in the job. After they are downloaded, you can use them
with your other script commands.
Add a command in the
script section of your job to download the
and execute it. The files download into a
.secure_files directory in the root of the project.
To change the download location for the secure files, set the path in the
test: variables: SECURE_FILES_DOWNLOAD_PATH: './where/files/should/go/' script: - curl --silent "https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/incubation-engineering/mobile-devops/download-secure-files/-/raw/main/installer" | bash