The ZEIT Now for GitLab integration automatically deploys your GitLab projects with ZEIT Now, providing Preview Deployment URLs, and automatic Custom Domain updates.

A deployment from a ZEIT Now for GitLab push.

Connecting with GitLab

Link your GitLab account with your personal account or team on ZEIT Now from your dashboard by clicking "Import Project" followed by "From Git Repository". Then, click the "GitLab" tab and click "Connect with GitLab".

ZEIT Now for GitLab, ready to connect.

Once you have authorized the GitLab integration, you will be redirected back to the "Import Git Repository" page where you can import a project from an existing repository by clicking the "Import Project from GitLab" button under the "GitLab" tab.

For more information on deploying projects, read the ZEIT Now introduction documentation.

Change or Disconnect from your GitLab Repository

If you’d like to:

  • Change the GitLab repository your project is connected to
  • Disconnect your project from your GitLab repository

You can do so from the "Git Integration" fieldset on Project Settings.

More Information About ZEIT Now for GitLab

For more information, such as a reference for default environment variables, expand the relevant details view below.

A Deployment for Each Push

ZEIT Now for GitLab will deploy each push by default. This includes pushes and pull requests made to branches. This allows those working within the project to preview the changes made before they are pushed to production.

With each new push, if Now is already building a previous commit, the current build will be canceled to build the most recent commit so that you always have the latest changes deployed as quickly as possible.

Updating the Production Domain

If Custom Domains are set from a project domains dashboard, pushes and merges to the default branch (commonly "master") will be made live to those domains with the latest deployment made with a push.

If you decide to revert a commit that has already been deployed to production, the previous Production Deployment from a commit will automatically be made available at the Custom Domain instantly; providing you with instant rollbacks.

Preview URLs for Each Merge Request

The latest push to any merge request will automatically be made available at a unique preview URL based on the project name, branch, and team or username. These URLs will be provided through a comment on each merge request.

A preview URL created from a merge request.

You may want to use different workflows and APIs based on on Git information. To support this, ZEIT Now will deploy your app with the following built-in environment variables when deploying with ZEIT Now for GitLab.

hint: These environment variables are available at both Run Time and the Build Step.

Variable Key
Description
GITLAB_DEPLOYMENT
An indicator for whether the app was deployed by ZEIT Now for GitLab.
GITLAB_PROJECT_NAMESPACE
The GitLab user, group, or sub-group that the project belongs to.
GITLAB_PROJECT_NAME
The name of the deployed project.
GITLAB_PROJECT_ID
The ID of the deployed project.
GITLAB_PROJECT_PATH
The GitLab project path.
GITLAB_COMMIT_REF
The branch that the deployment was triggered by.
GITLAB_COMMIT_SHA
The sha of the commit the deployment was triggered by.
GITLAB_COMMIT_MESSAGE
The message accompanying the commit that the deployment was triggered by.
GITLAB_COMMIT_AUTHOR_LOGIN
The username belonging to the author of the commit that was deployed.
GITLAB_COMMIT_AUTHOR_NAME
The name belonging to the author of the commit that was deployed.

To disconnect your personal account or team on ZEIT Now from GitLab, take the following steps:

First, click here to go to the Applications Settings page on GitLab.

Then, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate Now + GitLab and click the Revoke button next to it.

Revoking access.

After disconnecting, you can always reconnect your ZEIT Now account to a GitLab account again.