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Yesterday, the team at Gitlab released GitLab 11.5. GitLab, an application for the DevOps lifecycle helps the developer teams work together efficiently to secure their code.

Group Security Dashboard and Operations-Focused Dashboard

To strengthen security, the security teams need to have access to information about the security status of all their projects. It is important for them to understand what the most important task is to take up next. It is also equally important for directors of security in any organization, as they need to have a high-level view of possible critical issues which might affect the development.

GitLab 11.5 introduced a new Group Security Dashboard launched at the group level. This security dashboard gives a summary of all the SAST (Static Application Security testing) vulnerabilities in the projects in a particular group, and also provides a list of actionable entries that could be used for starting a remediation process. This dashboard also has a new look and has new visualizations. The goal is to have a single tool that security teams can use instead of using multiple tools.

GitLab 11.5 also comes with a new, operations-focused dashboard, which is responsible for providing a summary of the key operational metrics for each project where a user is interested. This dashboard comes with some interesting features, including, the most recent commit, time since the last deployment, and active alerts. A user can also set this dashboard as their preferred homepage.

GitLab 11.5 brings control access to Gitlab Pages

GitLab Pages is a feature that helps users to publish static websites directly from a repository in GitLab. GitLab Pages is also used to serve static content on the web easily. GitLab 11.5 brings control access to GitLab Pages. The access control permissions applied to issues and code can now also be applied to static webpages. This way the access can be restricted and given only to those permitted by the user. The users who lack permission will get a 404 when visiting the link for those webpages.

Knative is a Kubernetes-based platform used for building, deploying, and managing modern serverless workloads. With GitLab 11.5, users can deploy Knative to their existing Kubernetes cluster by using the GitLab Kubernetes integration. Tasks such as routing and managing traffic, source-to-container builds, and scaling-to-zero have now become easy.

GitLab 11.5 comes with improvements to Issue Boards cards

Issue Boards is central place of collaboration in GitLab, where teams can organize, and view planned and ongoing work. In GitLab 11.5, issue cards have been redesigned and it now shows relevant information in a simple and organized manner. The issue cards now show the issue title, confidentiality, time-tracking information, due date, labels, weight, and assignee.

To read full GitLab updates, check out the official post by GitLab.

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