This article will discuss creating groups and moving projects in GitLab. GitLab groups allow us to categorize projects into directories for easier collaboration.
Let’s see how we can create and manage groups in GitLab.
Create a Group in GitLab
GitLab’s interface makes it simple for new users to create groups. Tap on the
Menu button, navigate to the
Groups tab, and click
At this point, we can create a new group from scratch or use an existing GitLab instance. We will stick with creating a group from scratch.
We can now name our group and set the visibility level. You can either go for Private or Public.
We will choose Private since we only want our group members to access the data.
You can also personalize your GitLab experience and invite members to your group via email. To finish the process, click
You will be greeted with an empty group dashboard feed where you can create a new project by clicking the
New Project icon. We will not dwell on the basics of creating projects since it’s pretty straightforward.
Let us see how you can move an existing project into a group in GitLab.
Transfer an Existing Project into a Group in GitLab
GitLab makes it easy for us to transfer projects to groups. To transfer your project, follow these steps.
The first step is navigating to the projects you wish to transfer. Click
General on the
Settings tab and expand the
Scroll down to the
Transfer Project tab. It should look like this:
Select the group you wish to transfer to and click
Transfer Project. GitLab will prompt you to confirm the action.
You must type the characters given to continue, as shown below.
Once done, click
Confirm to finish the transfer. Let’s go to our group and confirm the transfer.
We can now invite members to our group and collaborate on the project.
In a nutshell, GitLab is an awesome open-source project that allows developers to collaborate on projects as teams. One of their coolest features is
We can create groups and work on different tasks by adding projects. GitLab makes it simple to transfer projects between groups, as we illustrated above.