How to enable or disable GitLab CI/CD
To effectively use GitLab CI/CD, you need a valid
file present at the root directory of your project and a
runner properly set up. You can read our
quick start guide to get you started.
If you are using an external CI/CD server like Jenkins or Drone CI, it is advised to disable GitLab CI/CD in order to not have any conflicts with the commits status API.
GitLab CI/CD is exposed via the
/jobs pages of a project.
Disabling GitLab CI/CD in a project does not delete any previous jobs.
In fact, the
/jobs pages can still be accessed, although
it's hidden from the left sidebar menu.
GitLab CI/CD is enabled by default on new installations and can be disabled either
individually under each project's settings, or site-wide by modifying the
gitlab.rb for source and Omnibus installations
Per-project user setting
The setting to enable or disable GitLab CI/CD can be found under your project's Settings > General > Permissions. Choose one of "Disabled", "Only team members" or "Everyone with access" and hit Save changes for the settings to take effect.
Site-wide admin setting
You can disable GitLab CI/CD site-wide, by modifying the settings in
gitlab.rb for source and Omnibus installations respectively.
Two things to note:
- Disabling GitLab CI/CD, will affect only newly-created projects. Projects that had it enabled prior to this modification, will work as before.
- Even if you disable GitLab CI/CD, users will still be able to enable it in the project's settings.
For installations from source, open
gitlab.yml with your editor and set
## Default project features settings
Save the file and restart GitLab:
sudo service gitlab restart.
For Omnibus installations, edit
/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb and add the line:
gitlab_rails['gitlab_default_projects_features_builds'] = false
Save the file and reconfigure GitLab:
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure.