Introducing: GitLab CLI

March 10, 2022

Introducing: GitLab CLI

GitLab CLI – or GLab in short – lets developers run operations in GitLab directly from the command line. The tool is now available in the DevOps section of Buddy actions:

How it looks

The primary screen lets you define the GLab commands to run in your GitLab account. The current list of available commands can be found in the official GLab documentation.


  • Once you add the action to the pipeline, you will be asked to select the integration that will authenticate Buddy in your GitLab account.
  • The action only works with the personal access token integration type.
  • The feature works both on Buddy cloud and Buddy on-premises.

Clicking Generate token at the bottom will transfer you to

The scopes and expiration date depend on the level of access that you are willing to provide. However, two scopes are required for the integration to work:

  • api
  • write_repository

You can also use the token to authenticate in your GitLab repositories.
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Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.