Changing your time zone
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The global time zone configuration parameter can be changed in
# time_zone: 'UTC'
Uncomment and customize if you want to change the default time zone of the GitLab application.
Viewing available time zones
To see all available time zones, run
bundle exec rake time:zones:all.
For Linux package installations, run
NOTE: This Rake task does not list time zones in TZInfo format required by a Linux package installation during a reconfigure. For more information, see issue 27209.
Changing time zone in Linux package installations
GitLab defaults its time zone to UTC. It has a global time zone configuration parameter in
To obtain a list of time zones, sign in to your GitLab application server and run a command that generates a list of time zones in TZInfo format for the server. For example, install
timedatectl and run
To update, add the time zone that best applies to your location. For example:
gitlab_rails['time_zone'] = 'America/New_York'
After adding the configuration parameter, reconfigure and restart your GitLab instance:
Changing time zone per user
Users can set their time zone in their profile. On GitLab.com, the default time zone is UTC.
New users do not have a default time zone in GitLab 14.4 and later. New users must explicitly set their time zone before it displays on their profile.
In GitLab 14.3 and earlier, users with no configured time zone default to the time zone configured at the instance level.
For more information, see Set your time zone.