GitLab is a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that provides a Git-repository manager for software development versioning control using Git. Git is software for tracking changes in a set of files and is most often used by teams of developers to collaborate during software development. In the context of Nintex Automation Cloud, GitLab is a connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores. used to create connections for GitLabactions A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows.. Use GitLab actions to create issues and retrieve a list of projects in GitLab.

For more information on GitLab, see the GitLab website.

Create a GitLab connection

Create a connection from the connections page or from the action configuration panel when configuring the action. For information about creating connections and assigning permissions, see Manage connections.

Fill the following fields when creating a GitLab connection:



Connection name A name for your new connection
API Key Your GitLab private access token / API key. Access your GitLab API key in your account Personal Access Tokens page.

GitLab account requirements

You must use a GitLab API key to create a connection. Access your GitLab API key in your account Personal Access Tokens page. For more information on GitLab personal access tokens, see the GitLab Docs topic on personal access tokens.

Create a GitLab data source

Use the GitLab data source to create a drop-down list of GitLab projects in a form. For example, to allow users to select a specific project in a form, add a drop-down list of projects to the form using a Data lookup control A form control that allows users to select from a drop-down list of values that have been fetched from a third-party service.. The Data lookup control uses a GitLab - Get projects data source to list the campaigns associated with the API key in the GitLab connection.

You can create a GitLab data source to:

  • Get projects: list all the projects associated with the API key in the GitLab connection.

Each data source is configured for a specific API key. You can create as many data sources as you need.

GitLab data source fields

To access the data source fields, in the Add data source section, select GitLab in the Connector field and then select the Operation.




Get projects Connection The connection to use for the data source.
  Items per page The number of items you want to retrieve per page. You can specify a maximum of 100 items.
  Page The number of the page from where to start retrieving the items.