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- [Fork a project](gitlab-basics/fork-project.md)
- [Importing and exporting projects between instances](user/project/settings/import_export.md).
- [Project access](public_access/public_access.md): Setting up your project's visibility to public, internal, or private.
- [Groups](workflow/groups.md): Organize your projects in groups.
- [Create a group](gitlab-basics/create-group.md)
- [Groups](user/group/index.md): Organize your projects in groups.
- [GitLab Subgroups](user/group/subgroups/index.md)
- [Search through GitLab](user/search/index.md): Search for issues, merge requests, projects, groups, todos, and issues in Issue Boards.
- [Snippets](user/snippets.md): Snippets allow you to create little bits of code.
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- [Start using Git on the command line](start-using-git.md)
- [Create and add your SSH Keys](create-your-ssh-keys.md)
- [Create a project](create-project.md)
- [Create a group](create-group.md)
- [Create a group](../user/group/index.md#create-a-new-group)
- [Create a branch](create-branch.md)
- [Fork a project](fork-project.md)
- [Add a file](add-file.md)
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# How to create a group in GitLab
Your projects in GitLab can be organized in 2 different ways:
under your own namespace for single projects, such as `your-name/project-1` or
under groups.
If you organize your projects under a group, it works like a folder. You can
manage your group members' permissions and access to the projects.
---
To create a group:
1. Expand the left sidebar by clicking the three bars at the upper left corner
and then navigate to **Groups**.
![Go to groups](img/create_new_group_sidebar.png)
1. Once in your groups dashboard, click on **New group**.
![Create new group information](img/create_new_group_info.png)
1. Fill out the needed information:
1. Set the "Group path" which will be the namespace under which your projects
will be hosted (path can contain only letters, digits, underscores, dashes
and dots; it cannot start with dashes or end in dot).
1. The "Group name" will populate with the path. Optionally, you can change
it. This is the name that will display in the group views.
1. Optionally, you can add a description so that others can briefly understand
what this group is about.
1. Optionally, choose and avatar for your project.
1. Choose the [visibility level](../public_access/public_access.md).
1. Finally, click the **Create group** button.
## Add a new project to a group
There are 2 different ways to add a new project to a group:
- Select a group and then click on the **New project** button.
![New project](img/create_new_project_from_group.png)
You can then continue on [creating a project](create-project.md).
- While you are [creating a project](create-project.md), select a group namespace
you've already created from the dropdown menu.
![Select group](img/select_group_dropdown.png)
This document was moved to [another location](../user/group/index.md#create-a-new-group).
# Groups
With GitLab Groups you can assemble related projects together
and grant members access to several projects at once.
Groups can also be nested in [subgroups](subgroups/index.md).
Find your groups by expanding the left menu and clicking **Groups**:
![GitLab Groups](img/groups.png)
The Groups page displays all groups you are a member of, how many projects it holds,
how many members it has, the group visibility, and, if you have enough permissions,
a link to the group settings. By clicking the last button you can leave that group.
## Use cases
You can create groups for numerous reasons. To name a few:
- Organize related projects under the same [namespace](#namespaces), add members to that
group and grant access to all their projects at once
- Create a group, include members of your team, and make it easier to
`@mention` all the team at once in issues and merge requests
- Create a group for your company members, and create [subgroups](subgroups/index.md)
for each individual team. Let's say you create a group called `company-team`, and among others,
you created subgroups in this group for each individual team `backend-team`,
`frontend-team`, and `production-team`:
1. When you start a new implementation from an issue, you add a comment:
_"`@company-team`, let's do it! `@company-team/backend-team` you're good to go!"_
1. When your backend team needs help from frontend, they add a comment:
_"`@company-team/frontend-team` could you help us here please?"_
1. When the frontend team completes their implementation, they comment:
_"`@company-team/backend-team`, it's done! Let's ship it `@company-team/production-team`!"_
## Namespaces
In GitLab, a namespace is a unique name to be used as a user name, a group name, or a subgroup name.
- `http://gitlab.example.com/username`
- `http://gitlab.example.com/groupname`
- `http://gitlab.example.com/groupname/subgroup_name`
For example, consider a user called John:
1. John creates his account on GitLab.com with the username `jonh`;
his profile will be accessed under `https://gitlab.example.com/john`
1. John creates a group for his team with the groupname `john-team`;
his group and its projects will be accessed under `https://gitlab.example.com/john-team`
1. John creates a subgroup of `john-team` with the subgroup name `marketing`;
his subgroup and its projects will be accessed under `https://gitlab.example.com/john-team/marketing`
By doing so:
- Any team member mentions John with `@john`
- John mentions everyone from his team with `@john-team`
- John mentions only his marketing team with `@john-team/marketing`
## Create a new group
You can create a group in GitLab from:
1. The Groups page: expand the left menu, click **Groups**, and click the green button **New group**:
![new group from groups page](img/new_group_from_groups.png)
1. Elsewhere: expand the `plus` sign button on the top navbar and choose **New group**:
![new group from elsewhere](img/new_group_from_other_pages.png)
Add the following information:
![new group info](img/create_new_group_info.png)
1. Set the **Group path** which will be the **namespace** under which your projects
will be hosted (path can contain only letters, digits, underscores, dashes
and dots; it cannot start with dashes or end in dot).
1. The **Group name** will populate with the path. Optionally, you can change
it. This is the name that will display in the group views.
1. Optionally, you can add a description so that others can briefly understand
what this group is about.
1. Optionally, choose an avatar for your project.
1. Choose the [visibility level](../../public_access/public_access.md).
## Add users to a group
Add members to a group by navigating to the group's dashboard, and clicking **Members**:
![add members to group](img/add_new_members.png)
Select the [permission level][permissions] and add the new member. You can also set the expiring
date for that user, from which they will no longer have access to your group.
One of the benefits of putting multiple projects in one group is that you can
give a user to access to all projects in the group with one action.
Consider we have a group with two projects:
- On the **Group Members** page we can now add a new user to the group.
- Now because this user is a **Developer** member of the group, he automatically
gets **Developer** access to **all projects** within that group.
If necessary, you can increase the access level of an individual user for a specific project,
by adding them again as a new member to the project with the new permission levels.
## Request access to a group
As a group owner you can enable or disable non members to request access to
your group. Go to the group settings and click on **Allow users to request access**.
As a user, you can request to be a member of a group. Go to the group you'd
like to be a member of, and click the **Request Access** button on the right
side of your screen.
![Request access button](img/request_access_button.png)
---
Group owners and masters will be notified of your request and will be able to approve or
decline it on the members page.
![Manage access requests](img/access_requests_management.png)
---
If you change your mind before your request is approved, just click the
**Withdraw Access Request** button.
![Withdraw access request button](img/withdraw_access_request_button.png)
## Add projects to a group
There are two different ways to add a new project to a group:
- Select a group and then click on the **New project** button.
![New project](img/create_new_project_from_group.png)
You can then continue on [creating a project](../../gitlab-basics/create-project.md).
- While you are creating a project, select a group namespace
you've already created from the dropdown menu.
![Select group](img/select_group_dropdown.png)
## Transfer an existing project into a group
You can transfer an existing project into a group as long as you have at least **Master** [permissions][permissions] to that group
and if you are an **Owner** of the project.
![Transfer a project to a new namespace](img/transfer_project_to_other_group.png)
Find this option under your project's settings.
GitLab administrators can use the admin interface to move any project to any namespace if needed.
## Manage group memberships via LDAP
In GitLab Enterprise Edition it is possible to manage GitLab group memberships using LDAP groups.
See [the GitLab Enterprise Edition documentation](../../integration/ldap.md) for more information.
## Group settings
Once you have created a group, you can manage its settings by navigating to
the group's dashboard, and clicking **Settings**.
![group settings](img/group_settings.png)
### General settings
Besides giving you the option to edit any settings you've previously
set when [creating the group](#create-a-new-group), you can also
access further configurations for your group.
#### Enforce 2FA to group members
Add a secury layer to your group by
[enforcing two-factor authentication (2FA)](../../security/two_factor_authentication.md#enforcing-2fa-for-all-users-in-a-group)
to all group members.
#### Member Lock (EES/EEP)
Available in [GitLab Enterprise Edition Starter](https://about.gitlab.com/gitlab-ee/),
with **Member Lock** it is possible to lock membership in project to the
level of members in group.
Learn more about [Member Lock](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/group/index.html#member-lock-ees-eep).
#### Share with group lock (EES/EEP)
In [GitLab Enterprise Edition Starter](https://about.gitlab.com/gitlab-ee/)
it is possible to prevent projects in a group from [sharing
a project with another group](../../workflow/share_projects_with_other_groups.md).
This allows for tighter control over project access.
Learn more about [Share with group lock](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/group/index.html#share-with-group-lock-ees-eep).
### Advanced settings
- **Projects**: view all projects within that group, add members to each project,
access each project's settings, and remove any project from the same screen.
- **Webhooks**: configure [webhooks](../project/integrations/webhooks.md)
and [push rules](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/push_rules/push_rules.html#push-rules) to your group (Push Rules is available in [GitLab Enteprise Edition Starter][ee].)
- **Audit Events**: view [Audit Events](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/administration/audit_events.html#audit-events)
for the group (GitLab admins only, available in [GitLab Enterprise Edition Starter][ee]).
- **Pipelines quota**: keep track of the [pipeline quota](../admin_area/settings/continuous_integration.md) for the group
[permissions]: ../permissions.md#permissions
[ee]: https://about.gitlab.com/products/
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- [Description templates](../user/project/description_templates.md)
- [Feature branch workflow](workflow.md)
- [GitLab Flow](gitlab_flow.md)
- [Groups](groups.md)
- [Groups](../user/group/index.md)
- Issues - The GitLab Issue Tracker is an advanced and complete tool for
tracking the evolution of a new idea or the process of solving a problem.
- [Confidential issues](../user/project/issues/confidential_issues.md)
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# GitLab Groups
GitLab groups allow you to group projects into directories and give users access to several projects at once.
When you create a new project in GitLab, the default namespace for the project is the personal namespace associated with your GitLab user.
In this document we will see how to create groups, put projects in groups and manage who can access the projects in a group.
## Creating groups
You can create a group by going to the 'Groups' tab of the GitLab dashboard and clicking the 'New group' button.
![Click the 'New group' button in the 'Groups' tab](groups/new_group_button.png)
Next, enter the path and name (required) and the optional description and group avatar.
![Fill in the path for your new group](groups/new_group_form.png)
When your group has been created you are presented with the group dashboard feed, which will be empty.
![Group dashboard](groups/group_dashboard.png)
You can use the 'New project' button to add a project to the new group.
## Transferring an existing project into a group
You can transfer an existing project into a group you have at least Master access in from the project settings page.
The option to transfer a project is only available if you are the Owner of the project.
First scroll down to the 'Dangerous settings' and click 'Show them to me'.
Now you can pick any of the groups you have at least Master access in as the new namespace for the group.
![Transfer a project to a new namespace](groups/transfer_project.png)
GitLab administrators can use the admin interface to move any project to any namespace if needed.
## Adding users to a group
One of the benefits of putting multiple projects in one group is that you can give a user to access to all projects in the group with one action.
Suppose we have a group with two projects.
![Group with two projects](groups/group_with_two_projects.png)
On the 'Group Members' page we can now add a new user Barry to the group.
![Add user Barry to the group](groups/add_member_to_group.png)
Now because Barry is a 'Developer' member of the 'Open Source' group, he automatically gets 'Developer' access to all projects in the 'Open Source' group.
![Barry has 'Developer' access to GitLab CI](groups/project_members_via_group.png)
If necessary, you can increase the access level of an individual user for a specific project, by adding them as a Member to the project.
![Barry effectively has 'Master' access to GitLab CI now](groups/override_access_level.png)
## Requesting access to a group
As a group owner you can enable or disable non members to request access to
your group. Go to the group settings and click on **Allow users to request access**.
As a user, you can request to be a member of a group. Go to the group you'd
like to be a member of, and click the **Request Access** button on the right
side of your screen.
![Request access button](groups/request_access_button.png)
---
Group owners & masters will be notified of your request and will be able to approve or
decline it on the members page.
![Manage access requests](groups/access_requests_management.png)
---
If you change your mind before your request is approved, just click the
**Withdraw Access Request** button.
![Withdraw access request button](groups/withdraw_access_request_button.png)
## Managing group memberships via LDAP
In GitLab Enterprise Edition it is possible to manage GitLab group memberships using LDAP groups.
See [the GitLab Enterprise Edition documentation](http://docs.gitlab.com/ee/integration/ldap.html) for more information.
## Allowing only admins to create groups
By default, any GitLab user can create new groups.
This ability can be disabled for individual users from the admin panel.
It is also possible to configure GitLab so that new users default to not being able to create groups:
```
# For omnibus-gitlab, put the following in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb
gitlab_rails['gitlab_default_can_create_group'] = false
# For installations from source, uncomment the 'default_can_create_group'
# line in /home/git/gitlab/config/gitlab.yml
```
This document was moved to [another location](../user/group/index.md).
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## Groups as collections of users
Groups are used primarily to [create collections of projects](groups.md), but you can also
Groups are used primarily to [create collections of projects](../user/group/index.md), but you can also
take advantage of the fact that groups define collections of _users_, namely the group
members.
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