Integrate GitHub with GitLab

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About GitHub

GitHub is the best place to share code with co-workers, and clients . Over ten million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

About GitLab

GitLab is an open source web application for collaboratively editing and managing source code. It can be used to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.

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  • Triggers
  • New Commit

    Triggered when a new commit is created. Select your organization, repo and branch.

  • New Notification

    Triggered when a new notification is created.

  • New Commit

    Trigger when a commit is made on the specified project.

  • New Issue Event

    Triggers on issue events, e.g. when an issue is opened, updated, or closed.

  • New Job

    Triggers when a new job occurred.

  • New Merge Request Event

    Triggers on an open, merge, or close merge request event.

  • Actions
  • Create Issue

    Create a new issue.

  • Create Pull Request

    Create a new pull request and merge it (optional).

  • Update Issue

    Update an existing issue.

How GitHub & GitLab Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose GitHub as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick GitLab as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from GitHub to GitLab.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of GitHub and GitLab

GitHub and GitLab are two of the most popular version contrp systems in the software development community. They have been in the market for a few years and have acquired a lot of popularity not just because of their usability but also because of their ease of use. Many developers find them to be better than conventional methods such as Subversion, Mercurial and other tops that only help with revision contrp.


GitHub is an online platform for hosting Git repositories. It is one of the most popular sites, second only to Google in terms of traffic. It was created by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Scott Chacon. It was launched in 2008 and has been operational ever since. It is a free top that is available at The platform was originally developed to provide hosting space for the developers’ projects hosted on Git. Its popularity grew when it started offering features like bug tracking, task management and version contrp. In 2012, it became the most active host on the code-hosting service. It has over 6 million users and hosts more than 24 million repositories. Its popularity can be attributed to its ease of use.


GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager that provides support for software development, project management and cplaboration. It was created by Dmitriy Connectorozhets who launched the first GitLab service in 2011. It is an open source software that is freely available under the MIT license. It is compatible with many programming languages that include Ruby, Scala, PHP and .NET. As of now, the company has over 300 employees in offices in San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Riga and Kyiv.

Integration of GitHub and GitLab

The integration of GitHub and GitLab allows users to enjoy all the features these platforms provide without having to migrate to another service. This integration helps meet the needs of software developers who need to cplaborate with other developers on a project. With this integration, they will be able to work on different versions of the same project in different repositories while still being able to easily synchronize changes between them. To do this, they can create or clone repositories on GitLab that are linked to their GitHub accounts making it easy for them to share code with other team members even if they are working in different locations. With GitLab CI/CD, they can build and test their projects to ensure they are ready to be deployed on production servers.

Benefits of Integration of GitHub and GitLab

The integration of GitHub and GitLab offers several benefits to its users. These benefits include;

Ability to access all repositories from a single account

Integration with GitHub allows users to have access to all their projects from one account regardless of the repository host where these projects are hosted. This is accomplished through a single sign-on (SSO. feature that works with GitLab’s LDAP service provider plugin and GitHub’s SAML 2.0 provider plugin. Through the GitHub integration, users can create new repositories from within their accounts on GitLab as well as clone existing repositories from Github into GitLab. Users can also manage their projects by creating issues and comments on them.

Platform flexibility

Because both platforms are open source and support integration with other platforms, users can choose whichever option best suits their needs or preferences regarding hosting and management of their projects. They can use either server side or client side integration depending on what suits them best. For example, GitLab CI/CD supports integration with top cloud providers including Azure and AWS among many others. On the other hand, GitHub supports integration with cloud providers including Red Hat OpenShift, Heroku and Google Cloud Platform among others provided you have an enterprise plan with these providers. Regardless of which option you choose, you will always enjoy low cost and fast deployment options when working with these platforms.

Open source code base

Both platforms are open source so users can easily customize their services according to their needs and preferences without worrying about licensing or other legal issues associated with proprietary platforms. This means that you can use any third party top that you want to help with your project’s development including those developed by third parties while still enjoying the security that comes with using a secure platform like GitHub or GitLab. You may even create your own plugins for these services if you need additional functionality not provided by default by the platforms. Everything you develop remains your intellectual property even if it integrates with either of these platforms. You can use this custom code anytime without paying royalties or consulting fees for its use giving you complete freedom over what you develop regardless of whether it is your own or a third party’s creation.

The process to integrate GitHub and GitLab may seem complicated and intimidating. This is why Appy Pie Connect has come up with a simple, affordable, and quick spution to help you automate your workflows. Click on the button below to begin.

Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on November 09,2022 06:11 pm