GitLab Integration

The GitLab Integration is used to connect Shippable DevOps Assembly Lines platform to your instance of GitLab so that you can run builds for your repositories hosted there.

Adding account integration

You can add this account integration by following steps on the Adding an account integration page.

Here is the information you need to create this integration:

  • Integration type -- Gitlab
  • Name -- choose a friendly name for the integration
  • URL -- location of your GitLab API. The URL should be in the format https://(GitLab URL)/api/(api version). For example, if you're using gitlab.com, this will be https://gitlab.com/api/v4. Please note that if you're using Gitlab version 9.0 or later, you should use v4 for api version. If you're using Gitlab version 8.17 or earlier, you should use v3 for api version. API v3 is unsupported from Gitlab 9.5 according to this Gitlab notice
  • Token -- GitLab private token with the right levels of permission

Usage in Assembly Lines

The Gitlab integration can be used in the following resources:

Default Environment Variables

When you create a resource with this integration, and use it as an IN or OUT for a runSh or runCI job, a set of environment variables is automatically made available that you can use in your scripts.

<NAME> is the the friendly name of the resource with all letters capitalized and all characters that are not letters, numbers or underscores removed. For example, my-key-1 will be converted to MYKEY1, and my_key_1 will be converted to MY_KEY_1.

Environment variable Description
<NAME>_INTEGRATION_URL GitLab API location
<NAME>_INTEGRATION_TOKEN The Token used to connect to GitLab

Shippable Utility Functions

To make it easy to use these environment variables, the platform provides a command line utility that can be used to work with these values.

How to use these utility functions is documented here.

Further Reading