Gitlab Social Sciences

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Gitlab Community Edition
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Development statusActive
Written inRuby
PlatformMicrosoft Windows, MacOSX, Linux
LicenseMIT License


GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis.

With Gitlab you can:

  • Create code together
  • Review code together
  • Deploy code together
  • Document code together

You can access the Gitlab within the campus network. From outside the campus you will need a VPN connection [1].


  • For more information about usage requirements for various operation systems you can click here

User Login

You can logon on the environment with your University number or student number and password.

External Users

You can send a request with the following information to Chi Lieu or contact Johannes Keyser

Email adres
Full Name


Command Line Instructions

Git Global Setup

$ git config --global "username"
$ git config --global "email address"

Create a new repository

$ mkdir newproject
$ cd newproject
$ git init
$ touch
$ git add
$ git commit -m "first commit"
$ git remote add origin
$ git push -u origin master

Push an existing Git repository

$ cd existing_git_repo
$ git remote add origin
$ git push -u origin master
  • You can also create a new project within the webinterface in Gitlab.
  • Within the project on the webinterface you will also find the command line instructions.

Accepting new SSH key (only for some users with existing repository)

Warning: the ECDSA host key for '' differs from the key for the IP address 'x.x.x.x'
Offending key for IP in /home/user/.ssh/known_hosts:23 Matching host key in /home/user/.ssh/known_hosts:13 
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

All should be fine when accepting the new key.

Git Clients

You can find the git clients for various operating systems here

Editor support



Git Documentation

For Git documentation click here

GitLab Documentation

For step-by-step tutorial click here

Video Tutorial

Or you can watch the following tutorial on the following youtube video.



For techincal issues you can contact Chi Lieu or Eric Lieffers (Server Administrator)


External Links