Other Integrations & Connections

Connecting Vanta & GitLab Self-Managed instance

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The GitLab integration allows you to connect both Cloud & Self-Managed types of GitLab instances. 


  • Verify that you are an owner of the GitLab group you wish for Vanta to scan.
  • GitLab versions 16.x, 15.x and 14.x series are eligible for API v4 support


  • From the left-hand navigation panel, select Integrations
  • Select the Available tab, and search for GitLab 
  • Select Connect
  • On the next page, select Self-Managed, then click next.

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  • If you have IP restrictions enforced, allow Vanta's IP to access your GitLab instance. Vanta will access your infrastructure at the following CIDR range:
  • Enter the HTTPS URL for your GitLab instance. Note: The Self-Managed GitLab integration is only supported at a subdomain.
  • Click Next

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Creating Vanta application in your GitLab instance

  • Create an application for Vanta to authenticate with your GitLab instance. This requires you to be the owner of the GitLab group you wish for Vanta to scan

  • From your GitLab Group dashboard, Settings, then select Applications.

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  • Select Add New Application

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  • Enter the information below to create the new application:
    • Name: Vanta

    • Redirect URI: https://api.vanta.com/auth/o/callback/gitlab

    • Confidential: checked

    • Scopes: read_api

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  • Click Save Application to generate the OAuth credentials.
  • Copy the Application ID and Secret.
    Note: Be sure to copy the Application ID and Secret and store them securely, as these details can not be reaccessed. Only select Continue once you have these copied and stored securely.

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  • Navigate back to the Vanta integration connection page, and paste the Application ID & Secret copied in the previous step.

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  • Click Done
  • The page will redirect to GitLab to authorize the application. Click Authorize

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  • When prompted select the Gitlab group you want Vanta to scan, then click Link GitLab account
    • Please note: Vanta is only able to connect and fetch one group and the subgroups beneath that for GitLab

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  • GitLab is now connected. 

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