Opal + GitLab

Product Overview

GitLab is an open source code repository and collaborative software development platform for large DevOps and DevSecOps project. GitLab offers a location for online code storage and capabilities for issue tracking and CI/CD. The repository enables hosting different development chains and versions, and allows users to inspect previous code and roll back to it in the event of unforeseen problems.

Integration Overview

Opal supports integration with your GitLab repositories and teams. This integration allows you to easily invite members to Opal and control their access to individual repositories, granting them access privileges such as read only or the ability to both read and write. Opal supports both GitLab Self-Managed and GitLab SaaS - across all tiers (free, premium, and ultimate).

Use cases

Modern Access Management

Using Opal, customers can:

  • Grant just-in-time access to critical repos that are auto-expiring and fully audited
  • Enable resource owners with the most context to approve access requests and provision access automatically via Slack
  • Ensure that privileged repos have the appropriate identity governance and approval configurations, such as multi-stage approvals, max duration, custom fields, and more
  • Automate user access reviews so compliance teams can snapshot user listings, assign reviewers to self-service reviews, propagate access changes, and generate an auditor-friendly access report
  • Automatically escalate privileges (and revoke access) when developers are on-call via integrations with PagerDuty and Opsgenie

Integration Setup

Repos and teams can be easily integrated with the Gitlab connector!

1. In the Apps sidebar, click on "New App", and select Gitlab

2. Create a GitLab Group or Admin OAuth App and then fill out the details to your GitLab organization