Integrate with GitLab
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You can integrate GitLab with external applications for enhanced functionality.
Applications like Jenkins, Jira, and Slack are available as project integrations.
You can configure an external issue tracker and use:
- The external issue tracker with the GitLab issue tracker
- The external issue tracker only
You can integrate GitLab with authentication providers like LDAP and SAML.
For more information, see GitLab authentication and authorization.
Solutions like Akismet and reCAPTCHA are available for spam protection.
You can also integrate GitLab with the following security partners:
GitLab can check your application for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Secure your application.
When working with integrations, you might encounter the following issues.
SSL certificate errors
When you use a self-signed certificate to integrate GitLab with external applications, you might encounter SSL certificate errors in different parts of GitLab.
As a workaround, do one of the following:
- Add the certificate to the OS trusted chain. For more information, see:
- For installations that use the Linux package, add the certificate to the GitLab trusted chain:
Concatenate the self-signed certificate with the GitLab trusted certificate. The self-signed certificate might be overwritten during upgrades.
cat jira.pem >> /opt/gitlab/embedded/ssl/certs/cacert.pem
sudo gitlab-ctl restart
Search Sidekiq logs in Kibana
To locate a specific integration in Kibana, use the following KQL search string:
`json.integration_class.keyword : "Integrations::Jira" and json.project_path : "path/to/project"`
You can find information in:
Test Failed. Save Anyway error
When you configure an integration on an uninitialized repository, the integration might fail with
Test Failed. Save Anyway error. This error occurs because the integration uses push data
to build the test payload when the project does not have push events.
To resolve this issue, initialize the repository by pushing a test file to the project and configure the integration again.