Install GitLab Runner

GitLab Runner can be installed and used on GNU/Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, and Windows. You can install it:

  • In a container.
  • By downloading a binary manually.
  • By using a repository for rpm/deb packages.

GitLab Runner officially supported binaries are available for the following architectures:

  • x86, AMD64, ARM64, ARM, s390x, ppc64le

Official packages are available for the following Linux distributions:

  • CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, Fedora, Mint, Oracle, Amazon

GitLab Runner officially supports the following operating systems:

  • Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD

You can find information on the different installation methods below. You can also view installation instructions in GitLab by going to your project’s Settings > CI / CD, expanding the Runners section, and clicking Show runner installation instructions.

After you install GitLab Runner, you must register individual runners with your GitLab instance. This instance can be self-managed, or you can use

GitLab Runner runs the CI/CD jobs that are defined in GitLab.

FIPS compliant GitLab Runner

As of GitLab Runner 14.7, we provide a FIPS 140-12 compliant GitLab Runner binary. This binary, built with the Red Hat Go compiler, bypasses the standard library cryptographic routines and instead calls into a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library.

Only Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distributions are supported.

FIPS compliant GitLab Runner binaries are provided for the following architectures:

  • AMD64

Docker images and RPM packages for the same architectures are also provided.

FIPS compliant GitLab Runner in RHEL

When you use the FIPS version of GitLab Runner in RHEL, you should enable FIPS mode.

FIPS compliant GitLab Runner in other systems and architectures

Refer to this issue to follow progress on adding other architectures and distributions.