GitLab Documentation

How to create a project in GitLab

  1. In your dashboard, click the green New project button or use the plus icon in the upper right corner of the navigation bar.

    Create a project

  2. This opens the New project page.

    Project information

  3. Provide the following information:

    • Enter the name of your project in the Project name field. You can't use special characters, but you can use spaces, hyphens, underscores or even emoji.
    • If you have a project in a different repository, you can import it by clicking an Import project from button provided this is enabled in your GitLab instance. Ask your administrator if not.
    • The Project description (optional) field enables you to enter a description for your project's dashboard, which will help others understand what your project is about. Though it's not required, it's a good idea to fill this in.
    • Changing the Visibility Level modifies the project's viewing and access rights for users.
  4. Click Create project.