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GitLab pipelines


GitGuardian CI/CD integration with GitLab pipeline is performed through our CLI application ggshield. ggshield is a wrapper around the GitGuardian API for secrets detection, an API key is required for authentication.


GitLab pipelines status

GitLab pipelines output


Service accounts are recommended to run this integration.

Please note that service accounts are only available for workspaces under our Business plan, and their administration is restricted to Managers. If your workspace is under the Free plan, you can still use a personal access token to run this integration.

  1. Create a service account from the API section of your GitGuardian workspace (or a personal access token if you are on the Free plan).
  2. Add this API key to the GITGUARDIAN_API_KEY environment variable in your project settings.

GitLab pipelines env

  1. Add a new step using ggshield to your GitLab project's pipeline.
stages:  - scanning
🦉 gitguardian scan:  image: gitguardian/ggshield:latest  stage: scanning  script: ggshield secret scan ci

You may be interested in using GitGuardian's GitLab integration to ensure full coverage of your GitLab projects as well as full git history scans and reporting.