Changing your time zone

The global time zone configuration parameter can be changed in config/gitlab.yml:

# time_zone: 'UTC'

Uncomment and customize if you want to change the default time zone of the GitLab application.

Viewing available timezones

To see all available time zones, run bundle exec rake time:zones:all.

For Omnibus installations, run gitlab-rake time:zones:all.

NOTE: This Rake task does not list timezones in TZInfo format required by Omnibus GitLab during a reconfigure: #27209.

Changing time zone in Omnibus installations

GitLab defaults its time zone to UTC. It has a global timezone configuration parameter in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb.

To obtain a list of timezones, log in to your GitLab application server and run a command that generates a list of timezones in TZInfo format for the server. For example, install timedatectl and run timedatectl list-timezones.

To update, add the timezone 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:

gitlab-ctl reconfigure
gitlab-ctl restart

Changing time zone per user

To allow users to change the time zone in their profile, the feature flag user_time_settings should be enabled:

  1. Start a Rails console session.

  2. Enable the feature flag:

  3. You should now be able to see the timezone dropdown in the users' Settings > Profile page.

    User Time Zone Settings