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CFG.1.03 - Configuration Checks Control Guidance

CFG.1.03 - Configuration Checks

Control Statement

GitLab uses mechanisms to detect deviations from baseline configurations in production environments.


This control ensures that we are monitoring for and alerting on configuration deviations to ensure that configuration standards are being applied to all GitLab production systems.


This control applies to all systems within our production environment. The production environment includes all endpoints and cloud assets used in hosting and its subdomains. This may include third-party systems that support the business of



The ideal state is for both production configuration management and application deployments to be automated and for any deviations from desired configurations to be either self-corrected or identified and manually corrected as efficiently as possible. Currently, we use a combination of Chef, Terraform, and GitLab (on the Ops instance) to deploy and configure the production GitLab environment. With that automation we're able to assure proper configuration and quickly identify and resolve any deviations.

Additional control information and project tracking

Non-public information relating to this security control as well as links to the work associated with various phases of project work can be found in the control issue.

Examples of evidence an auditor might request to satisfy this control:

Policy Reference

Framework Mapping