Posts Tagged: gitlab

Gitlab Bulk Update can_create_group

I had been allowing normal users to create groups within Gitlab but subsequently discovered some confusion among users between groups and projects. Some users had been creating a group with a single project when a project with multiple members was more suitable. A decided to update the Gitlab CE database to amend the users table… Read more »

Gitlab API Command Line Access

There appears to be a few methods for managing a Gitlab installation from the command line. I liked python-gitlab and I installed it onto Linux Mint/Ubuntu as follows:

After installation I created a config file:

With the content as below but the private_token would need changed for your own server:

The python-gitlab… Read more »

Deploying a Web Project from Gitlab

gitlab deploy hooks

I wanted to automatically deploy a web project when any updates are pushed to the gitlab repository. To do so I added a ‘Web Hook’. The Web Hook calls a URL in response to ‘push’ events. I created a PHP page to be called by the Web Hook: So in response to push events gitlab_hook.php… Read more »

Browsing the GitLab Omnibus Postgres Database


After installing GitLab Omnibus edition I wanted to take a look at the database tables. To do so I installed phpPgAdmin (available in the EPEL repo):

I created a user in Postgres for use with phpPgAdmin:

If you have problems running the psql command you may want to specify the the unix socket… Read more »

Gitlab Omnibus – Change the Nginx Port

Ignore original text below. The correct method is to amend the /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb file with the port e.g.: external_url “” nginx[‘ssl_certificate’] = “/etc/pki/tls/certs/pubkey.pem” nginx[‘ssl_certificate_key’] = “/etc/pki/tls/private/privkey.pem” Then run: gitlab-ctl reconfigure   Doing a ps -ef | grep nginx allowed me to track down the configuration file:

That file specified the port number (see below) and… Read more »