I just installed GitLab 7.12.0 Community Edition on my server and I got everything to work. I run it with SSL and an Apache2 virtual host.
Everything works nice so far, except one really annoying thing. When I click on the confirmation link within “Confirmation instructions” mail for a new user, I always get the message
“You need to sign in before continuing.”
When I try to sign in with the new account, I get the message:
“You have to confirm your account before continuing.”
Even changing the email address of the root account doesn’t work, since it also needs some confirmation.
Please advise how to solve this issue. Is this due to some misconfiguration or a general bug? Can the confirmation process be turned off? Or can I confirm the users manually somehow?