Set Up GitLab


GitLab is a web-based development and collaboration tool similar to GitHub. We self-host GitLab at and migrated our development workflows from GitHub in June 2020. Development takes place in the ogs-group and the authoritative repository is at ogs/ogs.

Setup an account

  • Creating a GitLab account can be done by simply using your existing GitHub account: click the GitHub logo on the GitLab sign-in page GitLab login page
    • You will be redirected to GitHub (please login there) and asked for authorization.
    • Your new user account will be blocked at first, please let us know we will unblock it

Setup a password for cloning over HTTPS

To clone a repository via https://-protocol you need to set up an account password and use this during git clone https://....

Upload a SSH key for cloning over SSH

To clone a repository via SSH-protocol (git clone git@gitlab...) you need to upload your SSH public key.

This article was written by Lars Bilke. If you are missing something or you find an error please let us know.
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