Git is the most commonly used version control system. Git tracks the changes you make to files, so you have a record of what has been done, and you can revert to specific versions should you ever need to. Git also makes collaboration easier, allowing changes by multiple people to all be merged into one source.

Servers is mostly used by the ECE students and faculty.  It is running an older version GitLab 6.9.2 and being retired at the end of July 2021.  All repositories will need to migrated to another server. is hosted by the Engineering IT and is running a current version of GitLab.  Clark School faculty, students, authorized affiliates & guests are able to access GitLab.  Other users (e.g. staff) are allowed on a case-by-case basis. Please email for more information.  Students, Faculty, Staff: use the UMD CAS button to log in. If you have never logged in before, your account will automatically be created. Affiliates: use the UMD CAS button to log in. Guests: use your username & password to log in.

GitLab User Docs

FAQ for can be found at

GitLab hosted user documentation can be found at

Migration Example

Sample repository on - Group: dspcad, Project: enee408c-fall19-dist

  1. Setup ssh keys on for your account and the local machine you're using. This only needs to be done once -
  2. git clone --mirror
  3. cd enee408c-fall19-dist.git
  4. git remote rename origin old-origin
  5. git remote add origin
  6. git push -u origin --all
  7. git push -u origin --tags

User Permissions and Roles

SSH Keys

Keywords:git gitlab repository   Doc ID:112052
Owner:Aaron M.Group:University of Maryland Engineering IT
Created:2021-06-29 09:09 EDTUpdated:2021-07-19 16:31 EDT
Sites:University of Maryland Engineering IT
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