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Git: Learn Basics with Git CLI

private-devops-basics-vcs | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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Git is a distributed version control system (VCS) for tracking, sharing, managing the software source code. Git is supported by a lot of popular platforms like GitHub, GitLab. One can also host Git locally or remotely using private servers.

A Kali machine and a Gitlab instance are provided in this lab. Git CLI client is installed on the Kali machine and a repository is hosted on the Gitlab server. The Gitlab instance is accessible on hostname 'gitlab' and uses the following credentials:


The user is provided with access to Kali CLI and Gitlab web UI.

Objective: Follow the manual and learn how to use the Git with Git CLI!


  • The Gitlab instance is accessible with the name "gitlab".

The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:

  • Using automated scanners
  • Using brute force attacks
  • Denial of Service attacks
  • Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
  • Attacking the lab infrastructure

Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website. 

If you are unsure about an activity, then please contact support to confirm that it is allowed on our website.

Technical Support for this Lab:

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