DoIT Shared Tools - GitLab - Login and Access

A shared instance of GitLab is available to UW Madison researchers, faculty, and staff. It can also be used for teaching/learning. Using frees you from licensing, installing, and maintaining your own instance of GitLab and includes the ultimate tier features of GitLab. supports a wide variety of clients, provides maximum flexibility in configuration, and offers other repository-related features. Through delegated administration schools and divisions maintain their own groups and sub-groups.

Logging In

Step 1) Go to the DoIT GitLab login page: 
Step 2) Ignore the fields Username or email and Password.
Step 3) Under those fields is a large button labeled UW-Madison NetID, click that button.
Step 4) You will be redirected to the UW-Madison NetID login page where you enter your NetID and password.  Multi-factor authentication with Duo will be required (MFA-Duo Overview).

The image below has a red X over the Username or email and Password fields. The red arrow is pointing to the UW-Madison NetID button. The green arrow indicates that, clicking that button will lead to the NetID login page.

click button labeled UW-Madison NetID which leads to the UW Login screen


If you are unable to log into with your NetID, please perform browser troubleshooting such as:

If the problem persists, please contact the DoIT Help Desk at for further assistance.

Service Window

The Git service is regularly patched and updated on Tuesday nights from 10 pm to 11:59 pm. User experiences may be affected and access may be unavailable/ difficult during these periods. 

All outages will be posted at


Keywords:git lab terms of service code repo repository log logging in eligible eligibility join service maintenance outage batch update netid configuration signin sign in username password outage   Doc ID:57963
Owner:John H.Group:Shared Tools
Created:2015-11-04 12:21 CDTUpdated:2022-09-06 15:30 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Shared Tools
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