Using NU's Gitlab instance

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Users are encouraged to make use of git for source code management of their projects.  

GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features. NU OneIT hosts an instance of GitLab at, which can be accessed using credentials from any campus participating in the InCommon federation.  This includes UNL, UNO,  and UNMC, as well as most major US Universities. Using a service such as GitLab provides several additional advantages over a simple repository, including collaboration, repository management, issue tracking, and code review.

To get started, go to Click the “Sign in with Shibboleth” button.

This will take you to the InCommon site to select your school, organization, etc.  You may wish to choose the “Remember my selection permanently” option to bypass this step in the future.

Next, scroll through to find your particular institution.  For example, for UNL users, select “University of Nebraska-Lincoln”.

After you click “Next”, you will be redirected to your particular institution or campus’s login page.  Complete the login to proceed to your account’s Dashboard page and begin using GitLab.  

For more information on using GitLab on the HCC Clusters, see Setting up GitLab on HCC Clusters.

See Getting Started with Git and GitLab or the full GitLab documentation for additional help.