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Python script which is used to create releases on GitLab

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GitLab Auto Release

This is a simple Python cli script that allows you create releases in GitLab automatically. It is intended to be used during your CI/CD. However you can chose to use it however you wish.


First you need to create a personal access token, more information here. With the scope api, so it can create the release for you. This access token is passed to the script with the --private-token argument.

pip install gitlab-auto-release
gitlab_auto_release --help

Usage: gitlab_auto_release [OPTIONS]

  Gitlab Auto Release Tool.

  --private-token TEXT    Private GITLAB token, used to authenticate when
                          calling the Release API.  [required]
  --gitlab-url TEXT       The gitlab URL i.e.
  --project-id INTEGER    The project ID on GitLab to create the Release for.
  --tag-name TEXT         The tag the release should be created from.
  --release-name TEXT     The name of the release.  [required]
  -c, --changelog TEXT    Path to file to changelog file, will append itself to the
                          description with tag matching changelog. Must be in
                          keepachangelog format.
  -d, --description TEXT  Path to file to use as the description for the Release.
  -a, --asset TEXT        An asset to include in the release, i.e.
  --artifacts TEXT        Will include artifacts from jobs specified in
                          current pipeline. Use job name.
  --help                  Show this message and exit.
gitlab_auto_release --private-token $(private_otken) --project-id 8593636 \
  --gitlab-url \
  --tag-name v0.1.0 --release-name v0.1.0 --changelog

GitLab CI

Set a secret variable in your GitLab project with your private token. Name it GITLAB_PRIVATE_TOKEN (CI/CD > Environment Variables). This is necessary to create the release on your behalf. An example CI using this can be found here, look for the post:create:gitlab:release: job.

Add the following to your .gitlab-ci.yml file:

  - post

  stage: post
  before_script: []
    - gitlab_auto_release --changelog --artifacts lint --artifacts report
Predefined Variables

Please note some of the arguments can be filled in using environment variables defined during GitLab CI. For more information click here <>_.

  • If --private-token is not set the script will look for the ENV variable GITLAB_PRIVATE_TOKEN

  • If --gitlab-url is not set it will look for for the ENV variable CI_SERVER_URL

  • If --project-id is not set it will look for for the ENV variable CI_PROJECT_ID

  • If --tag-name is not set it will look for for the ENV variable CI_COMMIT_TAG

Setup Development Environment

git clone
cd gitlab-auto-release
pip install tox
make install-venv
source .venv/bin/activate
make install-dev


You can find the changelog here.

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