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IAM.3.02 - Source Code Security Control Guidance

IAM.3.02 - Source Code Security

Control Statement

Access to modify source code is restricted to authorized personnel.


As GitLab is open source and we have contributors outside of the company from across the world, anybody can view and submit edits to the codebase to fix issues, add features, and so on. The spirit of this control is to ensure there's a process in place so that all additions, including from the GitLab community, are appropriately reviewed and approved before being merged into the codebase.


This control applies to any system or process where source code can be modified.


Control owner:

Process owner:


As the GitLab system supports the ability to restrict modification without the Owner approval, this should be able to demonstrate how access reviews are achieved of the Maintainer, Developer, and Owner roles within

Possible evidence an auditor would request:

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 Source Code Security control issue.

Policy Reference

Framework Mapping