Steps after installing GitLab (FREE SELF)
Here are a few resources you might want to check out after completing the installation.
Email and notifications
- SMTP: Configure SMTP for proper email notifications support.
- Set up runners: Set up one or more GitLab Runners, the agents that are responsible for all of the GitLab CI/CD features.
- GitLab Pages: Configure GitLab Pages to allow hosting of static sites.
- GitLab Registry: Set up the GitLab Container Registry so every project can have its own space to store Docker images.
- GitLab Dependency Proxy: Set up the dependency proxy so you can cache container images from Docker Hub for faster, more reliable builds.
- Secure GitLab: Recommended practices to secure your GitLab instance.
- Sign up for the GitLab Security Newsletter to get notified for security updates upon release.
- LDAP: Configure LDAP to be used as an authentication mechanism for GitLab.
- SAML and OAuth: Authenticate via online services like Okta, Google, Azure AD, and more.
Backup and upgrade
- Back up and restore GitLab: Learn the different ways you can back up or restore GitLab.
- Upgrade GitLab: Every 22nd of the month, a new feature-rich GitLab version is released. Learn how to upgrade to it, or to an interim release that contains a security fix.
- Release and maintenance policy: Learn about GitLab policies governing version naming, as well as release pace for major, minor, patch, and security releases.
- Add a license or start a free trial: Activate all GitLab Enterprise Edition functionality with a license.
- Pricing: Pricing for the different tiers.
Cross-repository Code Search
- Advanced Search: Leverage Elasticsearch or OpenSearch for faster, more advanced code search across your entire GitLab instance.
Scaling and replication
- Scaling GitLab: GitLab supports several different types of clustering.
- Geo replication: Geo is the solution for widely distributed development teams.