1. Install and configure the necessary dependencies
On CentOS 7 (and RedHat/Oracle/Scientific Linux 7), the commands below will also open HTTP and SSH access in the system firewall.
sudo yum install -y curl policycoreutils-python openssh-server sudo systemctl enable sshd sudo systemctl start sshd sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http sudo systemctl reload firewalld
Next, install Postfix to send notification emails. If you want to use another solution to send emails please skip this step and configure an external SMTP server after GitLab has been installed.
sudo yum install postfix sudo systemctl enable postfix sudo systemctl start postfix
During Postfix installation a configuration screen may appear. Select ‘Internet Site’ and press enter. Use your server’s external DNS for ‘mail name’ and press enter. If additional screens appear, continue to press enter to accept the defaults.
2. Add the GitLab package repository and install the package
Add the GitLab package repository.
curl https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ee/script.rpm.sh | sudo bash
Next, install the GitLab package. Change `http://gitlab.example.com` to the URL at which you want to access your GitLab instance. Installation will automatically configure and start GitLab at that URL. HTTPS requires additional configuration after installation.
sudo EXTERNAL_URL="http://gitlab.example.com" yum install -y gitlab-ee
3. Browse to the hostname and login
On your first visit, you’ll be redirected to a password reset screen. Provide the password for the initial administrator account and you will be redirected back to the login screen. Use the default account’s username
root to login.
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