With the GitHub integration, GitLab users can now create a CI/CD project in GitLab connected to an external GitHub.com or GitHub Enterprise code repository. This will automatically prompt GitLab CI/CD to run whenever code is pushed to GitHub and post CI/CD results back to both GitLab and GitHub when completed.
If you have a public, open source project on GitHub you can now take advantage of free CI/CD on GitLab.com. As part of our commitment to open source, we offer all public projects our highest tier features (Gold) for free. While other CI/CD vendors limit you to running a handful of concurrent jobs, GitLab.com gives open source projects hundreds of concurrent jobs with 50,000 free CI pipeline minutes.
When we talk to our largest customers they tell us that they often have many teams using many different tools. They want to standardize on GitLab for CI/CD but code is stored in GitLab, GitHub, and other repos. This feature now allows enterprises to use common CI/CD pipelines across all of their different repos. This is a key audience and why we’ve made CI/CD for GitHub part of our self-managed Premium plan.
While GitLab is designed to use SCM & CI/CD in the same application, we understand the appeal of using GitLab CI/CD with GitHub version control. So, for the next year we are making the GitLab CI/CD for GitHub feature a part of our GitLab.com Free tier. That means anyone using GitHub from personal projects and startups to SMBs can use GitLab CI/CD for free. Starting at 2000 free CI pipeline minutes, folks can also add their own Runners or upgrade plans to get more.
We recently acquired Gemnasium. While we are super excited about having such a great team join our ranks, we also want to take care of folks that were using Gemnasium and provide them a migration path. We’ve already shipped Gemnasium features as part of our built-in security scanning. Now, GitLab CI/CD for GitHub allows Gemnasium customers that were using GitHub + Gemnasium to begin using GitLab CI/CD for their security needs without needing to migrate their code.
With GitLab CI/CD for GitHub, users can create a CI/CD project in GitLab connected to an external GitHub code repository. This will automatically configure several components:
GitLab has been rated as industry-leading by Forrester. Previously, in order to take advantage of the best CI, you needed to host your code on GitLab. But now, you can use GitLab's top-rated CI tool with your code hosted on GitHub.
Not only does GitLab integrate with GitHub, but you can also run CI/CD from any external git repo from any vendor by adding a repo by URL to your project and configuring webhook. For example, you can configure BitBucket to use GitLab CI/CD.
Read the documentation for GitLab CI/CD for external repositories.
GitLab CI/CD for GitHub is not priced separately, but comes bundled as a feature of GitLab's standard end-to-end product.
For self-managed installations, GitLab CI/CD for GitHub is available for customers with Premium and Ultimate license plans.
For GitLab.com users, GitLab CI/CD for GitHub will be available promotionally in our Free tier through March 22, 2019. (After March 22, 2019 it will move to the Silver tier and be available on Silver and Gold.)
Learn more about GitLab subscription options visit the pricing page.