Creating a wider community license

How to create a wider community license


GitLab allows community contributors to contribute to GitLab Enterprise Edition. Wider community members should follow the process described here, this page is targeted at GitLab team members. After trialling for 30 days, an EE license for 90 days can be generated if requested by a Contributor Success team member using the internal request form. Subsequent requests can be processed as necessary.


An internal request will be received similar to this example, which should contain the required information to generate a license. Follow the procedure to create a new license, ensuring the following:

  • Plan: Ultimate, unless specified otherwise.
  • Trial: Yes (is ticked)
  • Starts at: (The current date)
  • Expires at: (90 days or 1 year from the current date)


Once you’ve generated the license, send a public response on the internal request including the requestor, who will be CC’d, confirming that the license has been generated and sent directly to the contact on the email address provided.

Last modified August 21, 2023: Fix broken links across the handbook (7877c2be)