Creating users

You can create users:

Create users on sign-in page


Users can create their own accounts by either:

  • Selecting the Register now link on the sign-in page.
  • Navigating to your GitLab instance’s sign-up link. For example:

Create users in Admin Area


  • You must have administrator access for the instance.

To create a user manually:

  1. On the top bar, select Main menu > Admin.
  2. On the left sidebar, select Overview > Users (/admin/users).
  3. Select New user.
  4. Complete the fields.
  5. Select Create user.

Create users through authentication integrations

Users are:

  • Automatically created upon first sign in with the LDAP integration.
  • Created when first signing in using an OmniAuth provider if the allow_single_sign_on setting is present.
  • Created when first signing with Group SAML.
  • Automatically created by SCIM when the user is created in the identity provider.

Create users through the Rails console

Commands that change data can cause damage if not run correctly or under the right conditions. Always run commands in a test environment first and have a backup instance ready to restore.

To create a user through the Rails console:

  1. Start a Rails console session.
  2. Run the following commands:

    u = 'test_user', email: '', name: 'Test User', password: 'password', password_confirmation: 'password')
    u.skip_confirmation! # Use it only if you wish user to be automatically confirmed. If skipped, user receives confirmation e-mail!