Connecting to your self-hosted GitLab allows you to work on your websites locally and have the changes sync to CloudCannon. File changes made on CloudCannon also get synced back to your self-hosted GitLab repository.
To connect to a GitLab.com repository instead, follow the instructions listed for GitLab.
Before syncing with a repository in your self-hosted GitLab, you need to connect CloudCannon to your self-hosted instance. You only need to do this once per account.
To connect to your self-hosted GitLab instance:
The details for this page come from the GitLab server under User Settings / Applications.
The Redirect URI is https://app.cloudcannon.com/self_hosted_gitlab/authorize/ The minimal scopes required are:
Once completed, the key and secret will be available for use in CloudCannon. The URLs should match the form placeholders.
To connect a self-hosted GitLab repository and start syncing files, follow these instructions:
This redirects you to your self-hosted GitLab repository. Log in and authorize CloudCannon access to your self-hosted GitLab account. You’ll be redirected back to CloudCannon to pick a repository to connect. If you don’t have one for this website, create a new one in your self-hosted GitLab and refresh this page.
Any existing files on your website will be replaced with the contents of the selected repository. Click Backup and Sync to continue, or exit the page to cancel the process.
Your self-hosted GitLab is now connected. Changes you push to the Git repository are pulled in by CloudCannon. Any changes made on CloudCannon are automatically committed and pushed.