How to enable or disable GitLab CI/CD (FREE)
To use GitLab CI/CD, you need:
- A valid
.gitlab-ci.ymlfile present at the root directory of your project.
- A runner ready to run jobs.
You can read our quick start guide to get you started.
If you use an external CI/CD server like Jenkins or Drone CI, you can disable GitLab CI/CD to avoid conflicts with the commits status API.
GitLab CI/CD is enabled by default on all new projects. You can:
- Disable GitLab CI/CD under each project's settings.
- Set GitLab CI/CD to be disabled in all new projects on an instance.
If you disable GitLab CI/CD in a project:
- The CI/CD item in the left sidebar is removed.
/jobspages are no longer available.
- Existing jobs and pipelines are not deleted. Re-enable CI/CD to access them again.
The project or instance settings do not enable or disable pipelines run in an external integration.
Enable CI/CD in a project
To enable or disable GitLab CI/CD pipelines in your project:
- On the top bar, select Menu > Projects and find your project.
- On the left sidebar, select Settings > General.
- Expand Visibility, project features, permissions.
- In the Repository section, turn on or off CI/CD as required.
Project visibility also affects pipeline visibility. If set to:
- Private: Only project members can access pipelines.
- Internal or Public: Pipelines can be set to either Only Project Members or Everyone With Access by using the dropdown box.
Press Save changes for the settings to take effect.