Custom group-level project templates

Introduced in GitLab Premium 11.6.

When you create a new project, creating it based on custom project templates is a convenient option to bootstrap from an existing project boilerplate. The group-level setting to configure a GitLab group that serves as template source can be found under Group > Settings > General > Custom 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 has view permissions in the project. That is, users with Owner, Maintainer, Developer, Reporter or Guest roles for projects, or for groups to which the project belongs.

Projects of nested subgroups of a selected template source cannot be used.

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

If you would like to set project templates at an instance level, please see Custom instance-level project templates.