GitLab is a single application that can be used for entire software development lifecycle.
GitLab is a great way to handle and maintain code for a developer in the sense that it keeps everything organized, with the ability to undo any unwanted actions.

QA touch offers seamless integration with GitLab presenting the best way to keep all the bugs posted in the GitLab Repository. GitLab can be blended with QA touch in a short period, by following the underneath three steps:

  • Generate the API Key (Personal Access Token) in GitLab.
  • Configure API Key of GitLab and the repository details.
  • Configure GitLab Settings.

How to Generate API Key in GitLab?

You can generate the Personal Access Token from here and link the GitLab – API key with QA touch.

Step 1: Gitlab -> Navigation (Settings -> User Settings -> Access Tokens). Add a personal access token. The below snapshot shows the Personal Access Tokens page.


Step 2: Enter the name of the application; It will generate a unique access token. Select all the scopes (API, read_user, read_repository, write_repository, read_registry). The below snapshot shows the Access Token configuration.


Step 3: Once that has been submitted, you will have a personal access token generated which should be utilized for further usage.

Configuring Global GitLab Settings in QA touch

This settings configuration can be done by reaching out to the integration page. To reach the Integration page, go to Administration in the left navigation panel and click Integration Settings. The below snapshot shows the Gitlab Integration Settings page.


GitLab Global Configuration

Here’s the step-by-step guide one should be following for a seamless GitLab Integration with QA touch:

  1. Login to QA touch as an Administrator.
  2. Click the Administration → Integration Settings.
  3. Enter the generated API Key.
  4. Click Update.
  5. After successful configuration, the status becomes connected as shown in the below snapshot.


Mapping GitLab Repository to Project

Map the corresponding repository to the QA touch Project with the bugs added to it.

  1. Click on Projects → Project Name-> Integration.
  2. Select a GitLab Repository and click submit to Map.

The below snapshot shows the mapped configuration of Gitlab repository and the project.



Snapshot of Messages Posted in GitLab by QA touch

Any bugs posted in QA touch will automatically redirect to GitLab Issues tab after successful integration. A screengrab of the same is shared below on how messages are posted in GitLab by QA touch.


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Premnath M

Premnath M

Premnath comes with 7+ years of developer experience in building enterprise scale solutions. Whenever we have a new technology making rounds, we can see Premnath exploring it and implementing it across a wider spectrum. Being passionate PHP enthusiast, self-proclaimed Laravel fan boy and a Magento certified developer, Premnath has played a crucial role in building the architecture of QA Touch.

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