GitBlit code-viewer plug-in with SSO and Security Access Control

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  1. 521c0e5 Adjust to latest Gerrit master by David Pursehouse · 4 years, 9 months ago master
  2. 39a8bfc Replace bazel-genfiles with bazel-bin in documentation by David Pursehouse · 4 years, 9 months ago
  3. 5c5a382 Merge branch 'stable-2.15' by David Ostrovsky · 6 years ago
  4. d564d9c Eliminate usage of ProjectControl by David Ostrovsky · 6 years ago
  5. f3e1f12 GerritToGitBlitUserModel#canAccess: Restore return statement by David Ostrovsky · 6 years ago

GitBlit plugin


Purpose of this plugin is to use Gitblit as web-based viewer (i.e. GitWeb replacement) on top of Gerrit Code Review.

How to build

As pre-requisites you need to make a custom-build of Gitblit and Wicket: the standard JARs downloaded from a public Maven repository aren't enough as they are missing some specific build parameters and constraints (i.e. shaded-jar) that are needed for a Gerrit plugin to work properly.


You need to clone Gitblit from GitHub and build it locally using the installMaven ANT target.

$ git clone
$ cd gitblit && git checkout master
$ ant -DresourceFolderPrefix=static installMaven

Gitblit plugin

This gitblit plugin is built with Bazel. Only the Gerrit in-tree build is supported.

Clone or link this plugin to the plugins directory of Gerrit's source tree.

  git clone
  git clone
  cd gerrit/plugins
  ln -s ../../gitblit .
  rm external_plugin_deps.bzl
  ln -s gitblit/external_plugin_deps.bzl .
  cd ../

From Gerrit source tree issue the command:

  bazel build plugins/gitblit

The output is created in


This project can be imported into the Eclipse IDE. Add the plugin name to the CUSTOM_PLUGINS set in Gerrit core in tools/bzl/plugins.bzl, and execute:



In order to use GitBlit as GitWeb replacement, run the Gerrit init again and answer ‘Y’ when asked during the Gitblit-specific initialisation.


*** GitBlit Integration

Do you want to use GitBlit as your GitWeb viewer? [Y/n]? y
Link name                      [GitBlit]:
"Repositories" submenu title   [Repositories]:
"Activity" submenu title       [Activity]:
"Documentation" submenu title  [Documentation]:
"Search" submenu title (makes only sense to set if some projects are indexed in GitBlit; single dash unsets) [Search]:
"Browse" submenu title for the "Projects" top-level menu [Browse]: