Mattermost Solutions for GitLab

An integrated command center experience for efficient and resilient software development and delivery. Activate Mattermost in GitLab Omnibus:

Go beyond integrations to streamline core technical processes

GitLab and Mattermost have developed an out-of-the-box, cross-platform solution to deliver technical workflows that are connected and controlled with collaboration and communication. As one of a handful of core tools in the GitLab Omnibus package, Mattermost comes ready to rock from the moment you install.

Technical teams engage with complex toolchains on a daily basis

Context switching between multiple applications and interfaces and losing track of processes all wastes valuable time. The ever-present danger of a fragile process breaking, data being held in insecure environments, the noise of notifications and managing multi-team processes is unacceptable in highly regulated, high stakes organizations.

Collaborate within and between secure systems

Secure your discussions, files, links, project plans, processes, IP, and more within a user-friendly, deeply connected environment.

Reduce effort and toil

Automate and document to reduce errors in everyday processes and drive team success through rapid product delivery.

Empower technical teams to align and deliver

Enable focused workflows and creativity while ensuring visibility and operational understanding.

A software management platform that centralizes daily tasks and cross-team communication

Integrated deployment and management

Simplify and secure self-hosted installation with turnkey Mattermost deployment, upgrades, and management via GitLab Omnibus.

Out-of-the-box GitLab interactions

Control merge requests, issues, pipelines, and deployments for your GitLab projects with in-channel tooling and bot conversations.

Customized command center connections

Deep extensibility via incoming and outgoing webhooks, slash commands, notifications, playbooks, and plugins.

Platform Highlights

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  • Real-time and async team messaging with integrated voice and screensharing
  • File, image, and link sharing
  • Rich Markdown formatting
  • Multi-language code syntax highlighting
  • Unlimited and searchable message history


  • Customizable workflow playbooks
  • Dynamic task checklists
  • Task automation
  • Status dashboard and broadcast
  • Analytics dashboards


  • Deep integrations with popular developer tools
  • Community-built integrations — over 6000 contributors world-wide
  • Build your own with App Framework and open APIs


  • Behind your firewall: on-prem or secure cloud
  • Configurable for HIPAA and FINRA compliant environments
  • SOC II Type 1, GDPR, CCPA
  • Identity and access controls: Active Directory and LDAP, MFA, SSO, CBA, EMM, and more
  • Global retention policies, compliance exports, custom Terms of Service, and more

Connect at every stage of your DevOps cycle

Self-managed deployment and data ownership

Retain full control over your company’s sensitive data with no third-party monitoring. Deploy in an air-gapped network for an additional layer of security.

Maintain consistent execution

Pre-scripted release playbooks with assigned teams, standard procedures, integrated automation, status, and timelines.

Workflow dashboards & retrospectives

Measure, manage, and analyze key metrics and insights from every playbook run.

Collaborative workflow tools

Channel-based communication supporting mentions, threading, and customizable alerts.

Flexible playbooks and run automation

Supercharge structured processes with essential context and automate repeated actions.

Integrated tooling

Connect your DevOps and Observability toolchains for better visibility across your entire toolchain.

User management

Keep your data in the right hands with granular accessibility controls and SAML SSO and SCIM support.

Full access to APIs, drivers, and source code

See for yourself why we are the industry’s most secure solution.

As a developer, I want a ‘Command Center’ for all my technical work. I want to reach my teammates and my tools in the same interface, in real-time so we can move faster together. The deep integration between Mattermost and GitLab moves us closer to this vision than anything else I’ve seen on the market.

Romain Maneschi
IT Developer

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