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Integration with Gitlab self-managed instance as defects manager
Integration with Gitlab self-managed instance as defects manager

Hosting Gitlab on premise or at a location other than Gitlab's cloud then read on to know how to integrate it as defects manager

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Written by Vishal Vaswani
Updated over a week ago

After releasing the support for integration with Gitlab SaaS as defects manager , TestCollab now offers integration with Gitlab self-managed instances as well to automatically report an issue in Gitlab in the event of a test case failure.

In order to use the feature you would be adding a new application on your Gitlab instance to allow access to TestCollab.

Adding an application on Gitlab

For this the access to admin area would be required, in admin area:

Adding an application on self-managed Gitlab instance
  • On submitting the form, user will be redirected to application details page

  • Copy the values for Application ID and Secret as they will be required during configuration in TestCollab

Connecting with Gitlab self-managed instance in TestCollab

You must have an administrator's privileges to perform these:

  • Open the project that needs to be configured to use Gitlab self-managed instance

  • Navigate to Settings > Defects

  • Enable Defects Management

  • Select Gitlab as issue manager

  • Check "Enable this to enter self hosted instance details".

  • Provide the values for Application ID and Secret that we copied from the new application created in Gitlab

  • Instance URL should be the one you use to access your Gitlab self-managed instance

The next steps, right from signing-in to Gitlab, to configuring the settings and to reporting defects in Gitlab are identical to the ones we follow while integrating Gitlab SaaS

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