You can integrate a project in YouTrack with a GitLab repository. A GitLab integration enables the following features in YouTrack:
- Apply commands to YouTrack issues right from a commit comment or a pull request description. For more information, see Apply Commands in VCS Commits.
- Add links to YouTrack issues in commit messages. For more information, see Link Issues in VCS Commits.
- The account that you use to connect to GitLab has access to the GitLab project that you want to manage with this integration. This is the user account whose private token is used for authentication. If you use an account that does not have at least guest access to the project, you are not able to select the repository that is associated with this project.
- A committer's email address in YouTrack must be the same as in GitLab. YouTrack searches for a user account based on the email address that is registered in GitLab. These users must also have permission to update issues in the connected YouTrack project. If no match is found or the user does not have the required permission, the commands are not applied.
Configure the GitLab Integration
When you enable and configure the GitLab integration, you define mappings between a YouTrack project and a GitLab repository.
As an administrator, you can enable the GitLab integration for any project in YouTrack.
To enable the GitLab integration:
- Open the page.
- Click the New VCS Integration button.
- From the Server drop-down list, select gitlab.com.
- Generate a private token in GitLab:
- Return to the New VCS Integration dialog in YouTrack and paste the token in the Private Token field.
- If you are not the repository owner, enter the name of the owner in the Repository Owner field. If you are the owner of the repository, leave the field blank.
- Click the Connect to VCS server button.
- Enter values for the following settings:
Setting Description YouTrack Project Select the YouTrack project that you use to track changes to the code repository. Repository Select the repository where you store the source code that is related to the selected project. Committers Select the group that contains all of the users who can commit changes to the selected repository. Monitor Branches Enter the names of the branches that you want to monitor for changes. Use the plus sign to include a branch and the minus sign to exclude a branch. Visible for Groups Select one or more groups to restrict the visibility of comments and updates on the VCS Changes tab. Otherwise, the list of changes that are displayed on this tab is visible to any user who has permission to read issues in the project.
- Click the Save button.
- Configure the integration in GitLab.
To set YouTrack issue IDs as links in GitLab commit messages, you need to configure this feature in GitLab. To locate this option, access the Integrations page in your GitLab project settings and select Custom Issue Tracker from the Project services list.
If you experience problems setting up the GitLab integration, see if any of the following conditions apply.