Each server or group has what is known as a "Deploy Hook"; this is a URL that you add to Gitlab as a webhook so Deploy is notified when new commits are pushed to your repository and can start automatic deployments.
Getting the "Deploy Hook" URL for a server
- Firstly navigate to the "Servers and Groups" page via the Settings on a given Project page:
You can also access the page via the Servers box under a given project, inside the main Projects page:
- Next head to the edit page for the server:
- Find and make a note of he URL under the Automatic Deployment heading on the right hand side:
Adding a the "Deploy Hook" to GitHub
- Open your project up in Gitlab (there is a link to the top-left of the navigation for "Projects" in Gitlab), and navigate to it's Settings:
- Next navigate to Webhooks:
- Next just paste the URL from Deploy, and keep Push events checked, then click Add Webhook to save it.
- That's it! With this set up Deploy and Gitlab will now work together to automatically push changes to your server.
Please note, if you're adding a self hosted Gitlab repository, you'll need to make sure you select the repository host as Gitlab in your general settings first.