Deprecated GitLab CI/CD variables

Read through this document to learn what predefined variables were deprecated and their new references.

GitLab 9.0 renamed variables

To follow conventions of naming across GitLab, and to further move away from the build term and toward job, some CI/CD environment variables were renamed for GitLab 9.0 release.

Note: Starting with GitLab 9.0, we have deprecated the $CI_BUILD_* variables. You are strongly advised to use the new variables as we will remove the old ones in future GitLab releases.
8.x name 9.0+ name
CI_BUILD_ID CI_JOB_ID
CI_BUILD_REF CI_COMMIT_SHA
CI_BUILD_TAG CI_COMMIT_TAG
CI_BUILD_BEFORE_SHA CI_COMMIT_BEFORE_SHA
CI_BUILD_REF_NAME CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME
CI_BUILD_REF_SLUG CI_COMMIT_REF_SLUG
CI_BUILD_NAME CI_JOB_NAME
CI_BUILD_STAGE CI_JOB_STAGE
CI_BUILD_REPO CI_REPOSITORY_URL
CI_BUILD_TRIGGERED CI_PIPELINE_TRIGGERED
CI_BUILD_MANUAL CI_JOB_MANUAL
CI_BUILD_TOKEN CI_JOB_TOKEN