Installing and Configuring Gitea

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Gitea doesn’t have an admin account creation process during the install. All you have to do is to point your browser to your given URL that hosts your freshly installed Gitea instance, and register yourself and account.

As the first registered user, you will have the admin permissions set up on your account, and be able to manage the whole instance.


The install script comes with a minimal configuration file located at $HOME/[gitea/install/path]/custom/conf/app.ini.

The configuration file follows the ini files syntax.

The complete Gitea Config Cheatsheet is available in the official documentation.