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GitLab One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is GitLab. GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features, using an open source license, developed by GitLab Inc.


  • Orbit created with GitLab image

  • Running Orbit

Creating Your Orbit

  1. To create your application, you must create a Photon. You can do so by selecting the Photon tab after selecting ‘Create Orbit’


  2. Once there, you will see a list of available photons that you can create. Select one and it will bring you to a detailed page

    Photon List Photon Description

  3. Scroll down to the details and you can start selecting options for your photon as well as setting up credentials.

    Photon Details

  4. Once everything is filled in, just press Create and you can move on to the next step

SSH into Orbit

  1. First we need to check some details on our orbit by first navigating to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits

  2. Once there, click on the Orbit you want to connect to and check for three things:

    • IP Address

    • Running Status

    • Source Image(Ubuntu, Debian, Centos, Fedora

    Orbit Details

  3. Once you have confirmed that your Orbit is running and you have the other information. Open up your console.

  4. Now you can SSH into your Orbit by running.

    ssh image@address
    • IP Address: We got this from the detail page, in this case it is “”

    • Image: We got this from the source image in the details page. It should be one of the following: ubuntu, debian, fedora, centos

    • Note: A full command for this example would be: “ssh ubuntu@”

Starting GitLab

  1. Once you are SSH’d into the server you will see the following. You can start the setup process by opening the IP address in your web broswer.

    GitLab CMD

  2. You can start GitLab’s setup by entering a new password for the account.

    GitLab Start

  3. You can then create a new user for your GitLab.

    GitLab New

  4. Once you have your account. You will be taken to the dashboard which should look like the following and you will be ready go.

    GitLab Dashboard