So you have a freshly installed GitLab server and would like to Disable user creation (Signup) on GitLab welcome page?. If so, then this guide is for you. By default, GitLab CE installation has Signup page enabled, this can pose as a risk if the GitLab login page is available on a public IP address.

To limit user creation and access, you may need to disable the Signup page. It is simple to  Disable user creation (Signup) on GitLab welcome page. All you need to do is Login as a rootuser.

Navigate to Admin area by clicking the Spanner icon.

Then click on the “Settings” page at the bottom of the left navigation pane.

Now expand the Sign-up restrictions section to configure the way a user creates a new account.

Uncheck Sign-up enabled button to disable User registration on GitLab welcome page.

Click “Save Changes” button.

Logout of your GitLab to confirm the changes.

As seen on the screenshot above, the tab for “Register” is now missing. You have successfully disabled User Register/Signup on GitLab welcome page.

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