By default, GitLab CI/CD pipelines are executed automatically on pushing new commits to a repository and don’t require any intervention once created.
However, there are also times when you need to trigger pipelines manually, without updating the project.
In this note i will show how to trigger the GitLab CI/CD pipelines manually through the GitLab’s user interface and through the API using cURL, Webhook or from another project’s
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Trigger GitLab CI/CD Pipeline
The GitLab CI/CD pipelines can always be trigger manually with a “Retry” button through the GitLab’s user interface:
Through The API
Alternatively you can trigger the GitLab CI/CD pipelines through the API.
For this go to the GitLab project’s
Pipeline triggers, add a trigger (this will generate a
TOKEN) and use the cURL and Webhook examples to trigger the project’s pipelines through the GitLab’s API:
As shown on the image above, this method can also be used for triggering the pipelines of the one project from another project, by calling the GitLab’s API through a
script directive in another project’s