This Rake task enables namespaces for projects.

Enable usernames and namespaces for user projects

This command will enable the namespaces feature introduced in GitLab 4.0. It will move every project in its namespace folder.


  • The repository location will change, so you will need to update all your Git URLs to point to the new location.
  • The username can be changed at Profile > Account.

For example:

  • Old path:
  • New path: or
bundle exec rake gitlab:enable_namespaces RAILS_ENV=production