Using Using version control systems GitLab


If you do not have an account, look here.

Creating and managing repositories

With GUI, a help-button is available after login

Adding students/others to git projects

  • If the partner doesn’t have an account at the institute of computer science, a staff member has to create an account for the student.
  • The student will receive a mail and has to register himself at the git system. This registration is just the act of logging in once on the gitlab portal and is necessary because we use a community edition of gitlab which does not allow us to directly use ldap users inside.
  • Then, the staff member can add the student to the project: At the git project website on the left side: Settings -> Members -> New project member


Mac Users beware: If you are downloading a project through the GitLab export function using Safari - Ensure that your downloaded file is a *.tar.gz file and that Safari does not automatically uncompress the file into a *.tar format. The problem here would be that when you import this project again, GitLab expects a gzipped file and if not you will get an error.

This Safari default can be deactivated using the option “Safari->Preferences->General->Open Safe Files after Downloading” (The checkbox should not be selected).

Using Gitlab Pages

Gitlab Pages ( ) is available.

If you want to use it, please contact for further information.