Snippets settings (FREE SELF)

Adjust the snippets' settings of your GitLab instance.

Snippets content size limit

Introduced in GitLab 12.6.

You can set a maximum content size limit for snippets. This limit can prevent abuse of the feature. The default value is 52428800 Bytes (50 MB).

How does it work?

The content size limit is applied when a snippet is created or updated.

This limit doesn't affect existing snippets until they're updated and their content changes.

Snippets size limit configuration

This setting is not available through the Admin Area settings. In order to configure this setting, use either the Rails console or the Application settings API.

NOTE: The value of the limit must be in bytes.

Through the Rails console

The steps to configure this setting through the Rails console are:

  1. Start the Rails console:

    # For Omnibus installations
    sudo gitlab-rails console
    # For installations from source
    sudo -u git -H bundle exec rails console -e production
  2. Update the snippets maximum file size:

    ApplicationSetting.first.update!(snippet_size_limit: 50.megabytes)

To retrieve the current value, start the Rails console and run:


Through the API

To set the snippets size limit through the Application Settings API (similar to updating any other setting), use this command:

curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" ""

You can also use the API to retrieve the current value.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" ""