GitLab Runner

This is the repository of the official GitLab Runner written in Go. It runs tests and sends the results to GitLab. GitLab CI is the open-source continuous integration service included with GitLab that coordinates the testing. The old name of this project was GitLab CI Multi Runner but please use "GitLab Runner" (without CI) from now on.

Build Status

Release process

The description of release process of GitLab Runner project can be found in the release documentation.


Contributions are welcome, see for more details.

Closing issues and merge requests

GitLab is growing very fast and we have a limited resources to deal with reported issues and merge requests opened by the community volunteers. We appreciate all the contributions coming from our community. But to help all of us with issues and merge requests management we need to create some closing policy.

If an issue or merge request has a ~"waiting for feedback" label and the response from the reporter has not been received for 14 days, we can close it using the following response template:

We haven't received an update for more than 14 days so we will assume that the
problem is fixed or is no longer valid. If you still experience the same problem
try upgrading to the latest version. If the issue persists, reopen this issue
or merge request with the relevant information.


The documentation source files can be found under the docs/ directory. You can read the documentation online at


Read about the requirements of GitLab Runner.


Read about the features of GitLab Runner.

Compatibility chart

Read about what options each executor can offer.

Install GitLab Runner

Visit the installation documentation.

Use GitLab Runner


Select executor



Read the FAQ.

Advanced Configuration


Extra projects?

If you want to add another project, token or image simply RE-RUN SETUP. You don't have to re-run the runner. It will automatically reload configuration once it changes.


Visit the Changelog to view recent changes.

Version 0.5.0

Version 0.5.0 introduces many security related changes. One of such changes is the different location of config.toml. Previously (prior 0.5.0) config was read from current working directory. Currently, when gitlab-runner is executed by root or with sudo config is read from /etc/gitlab-runner/config.toml. If gitlab-runner is executed by non-root user, the config is read from $HOME/.gitlab-runner/config.toml. However, this doesn't apply to Windows where config is still read from current working directory, but this most likely will change in future.

The config file is automatically migrated when GitLab Runner was installed from GitLab's repository. For manual installations the config needs to be moved by hand.

The future

  • Please see the GitLab Direction page.
  • Feel free submit issues with feature proposals on the issue tracker.


2014 - 2015   : [Kamil TrzciƄski](mailto:[email protected])
2015 - now    : GitLab Inc. team and contributors


This code is distributed under the MIT license, see the LICENSE file.