Add private GitLab CI runner to CentOS for Docker in Docker

GitLab CI supports a private GitLab CI runner. It means you can add CI runner for your private repository.
This article describes how to setup a private private GitLab CI runner.

If you want to know latest official information, please see the following document:

🎳 Add GitLab’s official repository

# For Debian/Ubuntu/Mint
curl -L | sudo bash

# For RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
curl -L | sudo bash

🐰 Install GitLab Runner

Install the latest version of GitLab Runner:

# For Debian/Ubuntu/Mint
sudo apt-get install gitlab-runner

# For RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
sudo yum install -y gitlab-runner

🎉 Set up Runner configuration

Register GitLab Runner from the command line to use docker and privileged mode:
(Please change REGISTRATION_TOKEN by your project > settings > CI/CD > Runners settings)

sudo gitlab-runner register -n \
--url \
--registration-token REGISTRATION_TOKEN \
--executor docker \
--description "GitLab CI Runner with privileged mode" \
--docker-image "docker:stable" \

😼 Setup for AWS Linux

# Update yum
sudo yum update -y

# Install Docker by yum
sudo yum install -y docker

# Start Docker service
sudo service docker start

# Add ec2-user to docker group
sudo usermod -a -G docker ec2-user

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