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GitLab Integration

This guide will show you how to use GitLab based repositories with Coolify.

Public Repositories

You can use public repositories without any additional setup.

  1. Select the Public repository option in the Coolify when you create a new resource.
  2. Add your repository URL to the input field, for example: https://gitlab.com/andrasbacsai/nodejs-example

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You can only use the https URL.

  1. That's it! Coolify will automatically pull the latest version of your repository and deploy it.

Private Repositories

Private repositories require a few more steps to setup.

  1. Add a private key (aka Deploy Keys) to Coolify and to your GitLab repository in the Settings / Repository / Deploy Keys menu.

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  • You can generate a new key pair with the following command: `ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "
  • Or you can also use Coolify to generate a new key for you in the Security menu.
  1. Create a new resource and select the Private Repository (with deploy key)
  2. Add your repository URL to the input field, for example: git@gitlab.com:andrasbacsai/nodejs-example.git

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You need to use the SSH URL, so the one that starts with git@.

  1. That's it! Coolify will automatically pull the latest version of your repository and deploy it.

Automatic commit deployments with webhooks (Optional)

You can add a custom webhook URL to your GitLab repository to trigger a new deployment when you push to your repository.

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This can be set on either public or private repositories.

In your resource, there is a Webhooks menu. In the Manual Git Webhooks section, you can find the URL what you need to set in your GitLab repository.

  1. Set a secret key in the GitLab Webhook Secret input field.
  2. Go to your repository in GitLab and open the Settings / Webhooks menu.
  3. Add the URL from Coolify to the URL input field and the secret token.
  4. Select the Push events option.
  5. That's it! Now when you push to your repository, GitLab will send a webhook request to Coolify and it will trigger a new deployment.

Merge request deployments with webhooks (Optional)

You can add a custom webhook URL to your GitLab repository to trigger a new deployment when you create a new merge request.

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This can be set on either public or private repositories.

The process is the same as the previous one, but you need to select the Merge request events option in the Settings / Webhooks menu.