Identity verification provides multiple layers of GitLab account security. Depending on your risk score, you might be required to perform up to three stages of verification to register an account:
- All users - Email verification.
- Medium-risk users - Phone number verification.
- High-risk users - Credit card verification.
Users created after signing in with SAML SSO for GitLab.com groups are exempt from identity verification.
To register an account, you must provide a valid email address. See Account email verification.
In addition to email verification, you might have to provide a valid phone number and verify a one-time code.
You cannot verify an account with a phone number associated with a banned user.
In addition to email and phone number verification, you might have to provide a valid credit card number.
You cannot verify an account with a credit card number associated with a banned user.