Custom instance-level project templates

Introduced in GitLab Premium 11.2.

When you create a new project, creating it based on custom project templates is a convenient bootstrap option.

GitLab administrators can configure a GitLab group that serves as template source for an entire GitLab instance under Admin area > Settings > Custom project templates.

Note: To set project templates at a group level, see Custom group-level project templates.

Within this section, you can configure the group where all the custom project templates are sourced. Every project directly under the group namespace will be available to the user if they have access to them. For example, every public project in the group will be available to every logged in user.

However, private projects will be available only if the user is a member of the project.

Note: Projects below subgroups of the template group are not supported.

Repository and database information that are copied over to each new project are identical to the data exported with GitLab’s Project Import/Export.