BEAR GitLab gives researchers at the University a software development platform based on the Git distributed version control system. BEAR GitLab projects can also take advantage of an issue tracker, a wiki, and a continuous integration framework to sit alongside the Git repository.
How do I access BEAR GitLab?
Before you will be able to login to BEAR GitLab, you must request access for your account. To do this go to the IT Service Desk, and select the "Make a request" option and choose "General Research Computing Request". Once your account is activated, you can login at BEAR GitLab using your standard University username and password.
How do I create groups on BEAR GitLab?
To create a group on BEAR GitLab you should go to the IT Service Desk, and select the "Make a request" option and choose "General Research Computing Request". Please list the full names and usernames of any people you want to be in the group. Please also provide a short description of what the group will be used for. If you are the PI for an existing BEAR project (e.g. for BlueBEAR, RDS, CaStLeS compute, etc.) then you can request a GitLab group for this. Please mention this in the Service Desk request.
Help on using BEAR GitLab
BEAR GitLab provides extensive documentation on the many features available and, if you are unfamiliar with using either Git or BEAR GitLab, a good starting point is the GitLab basics section.
How is BEAR GitLab different from GitHub?
Some researchers will already be familiar with, and use, GitHub. If you have used GitHub then these are the differences between the two:
- BEAR GitLab stores the data on site here at the University. The data is replicated between two data centres.
- BEAR GitLab only provides repository access via https. If you require automated access then you should use personal access tokens.
- BEAR GitLab provides unlimited private repositories for all.
- BEAR GitLab has a limit of ten projects per group. If you need more than this please contact us.
If you require help using BEAR GitLab
Please log a call via the IT Service Desk, and select the "Make a request" option and choose "General Research Computing Request".
Updated 1st March 2018