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The Bitnami GitLab CE Stack provides a one-click install solution for GitLab CE. Download virtual machines or run your own GitLab CE server in the cloud.

GitLab CE is an open source, cloud-based Git repository and version control system used by thousands of organizations worldwide. Written in Ruby, GitLab CE includes a host of features that enable software development teams to consolidate source code, track and manage releases, increase code quality, deploy code changes, and track the evolution of software over time.

Also included in the GitLab CE stack is a fully functional Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) system that can build, test, and deploy software updates as your team produces new code. Supporting the CI/CD functionality of GitLab is a private registry for Docker containers, enabling teams to streamline updates for production deployments that are running on a microservices architecture.


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The Bitnami GitLab CE stack uses the standard GitLab Omnibus package, enabling easy updates- simply access the machine via secure shell, run a simple update command, and the application updates itself!

Key features of GitLab CE include

  • Efficiently manage repositories with forking, conflict resolution for merges, quick commit-reverts, and groups consisting of multiple people sharing a namespace for projects
  • Issue board for managing, organizing, and visualizing agile software projects
  • Fully functional CI/CD, with versioned build script, build pipelines, container registry for Docker images, and deployment to multiple environments
  • Mattermost-based messaging built in for chat-ops
  • GitLab Web Editor enables editing of merge requests, files, and directories from the web interface
  • Secure authentication with LDAP and Active Directory, two-factor auth, and CAS integration
  • Deep integration with existing tools like JIRA, and the ability to configure an external PostgreSQL database using the Omnibus package

Why use the Bitnami GitLab CE Stack?

Bitnami makes it easy to run GitLab CE in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami GitLab CE Stack is:

  • Up-to-date

    We track every release of GitLab CE and update our stack shortly after it's released.

  • Secure

    If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of GitLab CE as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.

  • Consistent

    With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying GitLab CE or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.

With the Bitnami GitLab CE Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.

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  1. Bitnami GitLab CE 5

    Awesome and ready to use

    by Puneet Singhal on

    I was pretty much familiar with github when started using gitlab. I wished to host all my projects on local end rather than purchasing private repos on github. Believe GITLAB is the best solution for people who want to use version control system with nice GUI at their local-end. Hats-off to bitnami team.

    1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

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  2. Bitnami GitLab CE 5

    Power of Github in my hand

    by Gagan M M on

    I always loved the way Github helped me manage my projects efficiently. I always wanted to use all those features hosted on my own server. GitLab is just the perfect version control tool i would ever need. Apart from almost all the features available on Github, other features like LDAP, CI, etc are very useful and makes me more productive. It just works so great ! I really want to thank GitLab authors and Bitnami for facilitating this.

    6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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  3. Bitnami GitLab CE 5

    My own, full featured, beautifully polished GitHub

    by Marko Bonaci on

    I deployed the VM and had everything working in minutes, with zero configuration (except the necessary stuff: host name and e-mail server).

    You can hook it up to your LDAP and avoid e-mail registrations all together.

    Congrats and big thanks to GitLab authors.

    5 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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  4. Bitnami GitLab CE 5

    Great collaborative tool

    by Jean Desbiens on

    I was looking for a git environment with great collaborative tools like github and found gitlab to be just that. Bitnami package allowed me to be up and running in minutes... Amazing! Easy to setup, configure and use. The instructions are clear and easy to follow event in the bitnami setup. I particularly liked the integration of the wiki and of the issues modules.

    8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

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  5. Bitnami GitLab CE 5

    GitLab is a great Thing

    by matthew rhodes on

    By far the best Git based system out. I love it will all my heart. I don't think I can make the switch from github just yet though because of the changes I would have to get used too. Although great some features from github are not incorporated and I need those features to inform my community about the my projects. However something I do love is that I can host my own CI server which is something github doesn't have! Oh And I forgot to mention that It's 100% FREE!

    16 out of 16 people found this helpful.

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