GitLab Auth

Before creating your container, you'll need to create a GitLab app for your organisation.

Creating a GitLab app

From GitLab, click on your profile picture and chose "Preferences":

Step 1

Then "Applications" from the left-hand menu:

Step 2

Give the app a name. The authorization callback is the important bit. It needs to be in this form:


Important: Ensure there is no backslash at the end of the "Redirect URI" (i.e. it matches the above pattern)

Step 3

Ensure you grant it the "read_user" scope:

Step 4

Click "Save".

Once you create, keep a note of the Client ID and the Secret:

Step 5

Connect your Nx Cloud installation to your new app

Provide the following env variables to the nx-cloud-api container:


On-premise GitLab

If you are running an on-premise version of GitLab, you will need to configure one additional environment variable:


This will point all the auth endpoints to your GitLab server (rather the public one).