Adding Google oAuth to Gitlab

Jun 19th, 2015 | By

Follow this tutorial here: Before you restart gitlab you need to reconfigure it with #/opt/gitlab/bin/gitlab-ctl reconfigure   For some reason the people at gitlab forgot this crucial step as none of your changes will take effect until that is done

HTTPS / SSL for Gitlab

Feb 7th, 2015 | By

Easy peasy to setup.. Just create your private key and certificate, make a dir in /etc/gitlab/ssl and stick them in there.. Edit your gitlab.rb and add this: nginx[‘ssl_certificate’] = “/etc/gitlab/ssl/whatever.crt” nginx[‘ssl_certificate_key’] = “/etc/gitlab/ssl/whatever.key” #gitlab-ctl reconfigure and you should be good to go

Gitlab installs but home page is a 500 error and postgres won’t start

Feb 6th, 2015 | By

So installed gitlab on a new server today, Ubuntu 14.04 with 8GB of ram and the install went fine but upon startup I was greeted with the 500 error and the postgresql log files were full of this: 2015-02-07_00:46:16.32456 The PostgreSQL documentation contains more information about shared memory configuration. 2015-02-07_00:46:17.36825 FATAL: could not create shared
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Every entry I could find for your Gitlab.rb file

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

For now I’m just dumping everything I can find in here randomly, will clean it up later       By default, Unicorn listens at TCP address Nginx listens on port 80 (HTTP) and/or 443 (HTTPS) on all interfaces. The ports for Redis, PostgreSQL and Unicorn can be overriden in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb as follows: redis[‘port’]
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Editing Gitlab email templates to prevent them from getting caught in spam filters

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

So it looks like the default emails are getting picked up by gmail’s spam filters so I wanted to rewrite the tempaltes so they seemed a bit more natural sounding and hopefully pass the test.  To do so you need to go into :   and edit the following files: /opt/gitlab/embedded/service/gitlab-rails/app/views/notify new_user_email.text.erb new_user_email.html.haml   This will
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Automatically block aggressive IPs to prevent brute force or DDOS attacks using Bash and IPtables

Oct 11th, 2014 | By

Something I do, mainly because of my ignorance of a more elegant solution, is to manually check my logs every 4 hours and the mail server logs every 2 minutes for excessive access by individual IP’s. I run a few scripts together that: Check the access.log and list off the top 10 IP’s organized by
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How to Fix Error code: service.FAILURE Method: [unknown] Details:soap:Receiver in Zimbra

Sep 9th, 2014 | By

Finally solved this issue so figured I’d share.  For me it was because I had the zimbra user’s shell set to /usr/sbin/nologin when it needed to be /bin/sh Also if you don’t have openSSH installed you’re going to need that running

How to transfer rules/filters from one zimbra account to another

May 28th, 2014 | By

Well it would appear that the vast majority of links and literature on this subject is outdated and no longer working although it’s not terribly broken it just needs a slight tweak which I’ll post below.  A big thanks to the guys over here: for having the only working solution i found   So first
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How to migrate a maildir imap email (vmail/postfix/dovecot) account over to Zimbra

May 27th, 2014 | By

Compared to migrating a local pop3 account and folder structure over this one is as simple as cake.  Let’s say you have the remnants of your postfix/dovecot vmail server kicking around, you just finished setting up Zimbra and have it up and running but now you want to recreate all of your folder structure and
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How to change the default Zimbra theme for all users

May 26th, 2014 | By

Well this one is kind of a hack as you aren’t changing the default theme from Carbon to something else you are just renaming the directory name of one of the other themes to carbon(or creating a symlink) to fool zimbra into thinking a theme is carbon when it’s actually not.  Anyhow this is how
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