The SKA Software team have adopted the GitLab social coding platform as the main Git repository manager for its CI/CD tools.
The following describes how to access the service, and how to set up the basic working environment to integrate with GitLab for the SKA.
Use institutional email
Create a GitLab account using your institutional email address at https://gitlab.com/. If you already have an account on GitLab, you should have your institutional email added to your profile. You can do this at https://gitlab.com/-/profile/emails and clicking the Add new email button.
It is recommended that 2FA (two-factor authentication) is enabled. There are a variety of OTP (One Time Pin) applications available for mobile phones with instructions available: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/profile/account/two_factor_authentication.html.
Set up SSH key
To enable git+ssh based authentication for clients, associate your ssh-key to your user at (https://gitlab.com/-/profile/keys).
SKA Observatory can be found on GitLab at https://gitlab.com/ska-telescope.
Send a request in the System Team Support Center at https://jira.skatelescope.org/servicedesk/customer/portal/166 to link your account to the SKA Gitlab group.
You can share code snippets (code blocks) within the SKA Observatory using the ska-snippets repository, and also you can always share code snippets with the project members using project level snippets (If they are enabled)