Guest users cannot download Release assets

A guest member of a private project is supposed to have access to the assets of a release, as stated by the documentation:

  1. Guest users can access GitLab Releases for downloading assets but are not allowed to download the source code nor see repository information like tags and commits.

However, it doesn’t work for me. As a guest member of a private project:

  • I can see the Release page and the various releases
  • as expected the Source code assets (zip, tar.gz…) are not visible (understandable since I am not suppose to have access to the source)
  • the Other assets (a binary executable in that case) is properly listed, but not accessible (403 Forbidden)


I am doing this on, which is running 13.8.0-pre as far as I can tell. I saw numerous (closed) case on similar topics (Guest access to Release), but all should be fixed in this release.

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