GitLab - CI/CD - Pipeline - No runner option under CI/CD

GitLab - CI/CD - Pipeline - No runner option under Settings -> CI/CD:

I have my own Gitlab server, I am trying to setup runner for CI/CD. I have installed the runner gitlab-runner_i686.rpm in the server. As per the documentation:

  1. Add .gitlab-ci.yml file
  2. Install Runner.
  3. Go to the project’s Settings > CI/CD and expand the Runners section.
  4. Note the URL and token.
  5. Register the Runner

However, i could not perform Step#3 above as i can;t see the ‘Runners’ section in the UI. Am i doing anything wrong?*

Version that i am using: GitLab Community Edition 11.2.3
Runner installed - gitlab-runner_i686.rpm

my .gitlab-ci.yml contents

stages:

  • test
  • build
  • deploy

test:
stage: test
script: echo “Running tests”

build:
stage: build
script: echo “Building the app”

deploy_staging:
stage: deploy
script:
- echo “Deploy to staging server”
environment:
name: staging
url: https://***.com
only:
- master

deploy_prod:
stage: deploy
script:
- echo “Deploy to production server”
environment:
name: production
url: https://****.com
when: manual
only:
- master

I have tried with different uses root/maintainer - created projects, tried to see if its because of user type that i am not seeing the runner section. but nothing helped

Thanks for taking the time to be thorough in your request, it really helps! :blush: