TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library



Self Hosted Git Management

GitLab let's you keep & manage your code, similar to GitHub but on your own server. GitLab helps you manage projects, issues and merge requests and browse source code. It's a fast, secure and stable solution based on Ruby on Rails.

Stable version: 14.1 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • GitLab configurations:
    • GitLab, RubyGems and all other required components installed from latest upstream versions.
    • Set GitLab admin password and email on firstboot (convenience, security).
    • Set GitLab domain to serve on first boot (convenience).
    • Pre-configured to use MySQL (recommended for production).
    • Includes Nginx pre-configured to proxy to unicorn daemon, with SSL support out of the box (performance, security).
  • Includes postfix MTA (bound to localhost) for sending of email (e.g. password recovery). Also includes webmin postfix module for convenience.

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

Username for gitlab:

Login as username is email set at first boot

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. - Adminer database management web app
  2. MySQL command line tool:
    $ mysql --user root --password
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@

* Replace with a valid IP or hostname.