I installed GitLab on a Raspberry Pi and have problems activating my user account

Hey guys,
I recently installed Gitlab on my Raspberry Pi Model 3. However, when I first visited the site, I was prompted to create a user account. I would then get sent a email to confirm my registration. The only is that my Pi is not configured to send or receive emails and for my uses it would be kind of unnecessary to invest time in doing so.

So, my question is if I can somehow bypass this. Maybe by gaining direct access to the database and just activating the account there? Can you recommend a program to do so?

Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

Hi Daniel,

After installing GitLab you should be able to login with the default administrative credentials. Did you try logging in with these credentials?

Username: root
Password 5iveL!fe

Once logged in as Admin you can add another user without using the “email password reset” option by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the admin area (/admin) and add a new user by clicking “New User”.
  • Once the new user has been created you’ll be taken to the users information page.
  • Click on the “Edit” button top right of the users information page.
  1. Modify the users password.
  2. This user can now login without using an email confirmation link.

Let me know if you have any further questions.