How to install Gitlab plugin in Pycharm

by Daniel Pham
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How to install Gitlab plugin in Pycharm? This article will guide you step by step to do that.

Install Git on the computer

Gitlab, like Github, uses Git client to interact with the repository. So, the first thing, you need to install git on your computer.

On Linux Mint, type the following command to install Git.

sudo apt-get install git -y

Install Gitlab plugin in Pycharm

To install the plugin in Pycharm, go to File -> Settings or press Ctrl + Alt + S.

Next, go to the Plugins tab, the Marketplace section, and type the word GitLab Projects in the search box. Click Install to install this plugin. Maybe Pycharm need to restart.

install gitlab plugin in pycharm
Install Gitlab plugin in Pycharm.

After that, you need to create Personal Access Token on Gitlab. This token allows Pycharm to connect to your entire repository.

You can see how to create Personal Access Token.

Finally, in the Settings window, go to the Version Control tab -> Gitlab. Click the Add New GitLab Server button in the upper right corner.

Recommended Reading: How to install Pycharm community in Linux Mint

And you fill in the information like in the image below.

add gitlab server to pycharm
Add Gitlab server to Pycharm.

Now, at the top menu of Pycharm. You click on VCS -> Checkout from Version Control -> Git. Clone your repositories to your computer, and now you can use Pycharm in conjunction with Gitlab.


Pycharm is a very good software for writing code. Gitlab is a great tool for managing code. Combining these two tools is what many developers use.

(This is an article from my old blog that has been inactive for a long time, I don’t want to throw it away so I will keep it and hope it helps someone).

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