GitLab plugin


This plugin is under construction, the documentation and the plugin can change.


The purpose of this integration is to link Tuleap projects and GitLab repositories.

If you are using GitLab and want to keep a trace of your commits in Tuleap, this plugin will allow you to reference Tuleap artifacts in your commit messages and conversely.


A GitLab commit can reference several Tuleap artifacts, in different projects. A Tuleap artifact can reference several commits, in different GitLab repositories.

Reference a Tuleap artifact

To be able to create GitLab cross-references, you need to:

  • Register your GitLab repository in the Git service of your Tuleap project

  • Reference Tuleap artifacts in GitLab commit messages

To link your commit to the Tuleap artifact of your choice, you must add the keyword TULEAP-<artifact_id> (case-sensitive) to your commit message. You can reference as many artifacts as you want in the same commit message.

When the committer email is matching a Tuleap account, then its avatar and username will be displayed in the reference. Otherwise, the committer name is displayed as received from the Gitlab API.

Reference a GitLab commit in Tuleap

Please refer to Reference Overview for more details on references.

You can reference a commit of one of the GitLab repositories registered in your Tuleap project.

To do so, you have to use the keyword gitlab_commit followed by a # and the commit sha1:

gitlab_commit #<repository_name>/<sha1>.

<repository_name> must be a registered GitLab repository. If not, no reference will be created.

When you click on this reference, you will be redirected to your GitLab instance, on the page displaying the commit details.

Register your GitLab repository


To be able to register a GitLab repository in your project, please ensure that:

  • both Git and GitLab plugins are installed and activated.

  • you have admin privileges in the Git service of your project.

  • you are identified by GitLab as the maintainer of the repository

  • you have a GitLab API token authorized to be used to query the GitLab API (see below)

GitLab API scope

The name of the token is not important, but you need at least to check api in the scopes list.

Once your GitLab API token is created, copy it and save it for later.

GitLab repository registration

Go to the Git service of your Tuleap project, click on [New repository], then click on [Add GitLab repository].

Button integrate GitLab

In the modal, provide the URL of your GitLab instance and your API token.

The list of the repositories you maintain is displayed. Select the repository to link.

Once the GitLab repository is registered, it is displayed in the repositories list and is visually identifiable thanks to the GitLab icon.

GitLab repository tile

From now on, each time you reference an artifact in a commit, a cross-reference will be created in the target artifact.


During the registration, a “post push” webhook is created in the GitLab repository. If the parameters of this webhook change (URL, events, or anything else), we cannot ensure that cross-references will continue to be created.

Unregister repositories

As a Git administrator, go to the Git service of your project and find the repository to be unregistered in the list. Then click on the trash icon in the top right corner of the tile.

Confirm the action.

From now on, existing references won’t work anymore and any new commit in this repository referencing a Tuleap artifact in this project will not create cross-references.


Known issues / limitations

  • If you already have a project reference named gitlab_commit, it will override the one used by the plugin.

  • GitLab provides two names for a repository:
    • name_with_namespace is displayed in UI

    • path_with_namespace is used to clone/checkout the repository

    • Tuleap displays only path_with_namespace and references are created with it.

  • Two repositories with the same name and path from two different GitLab instances cannot be integrated into the same project.

  • For the moment, the project name and namespace of your GitLab project must not contain a “-” or a “.”.