You can help people understand and use your package by providing a description and other details like installation and usage instructions on the package page. GitHub Enterprise Server provides metadata for each version, such as the publication date, download activity, and recent versions. For an example package page, see @Codertocat/hello-world-npm.
You can publish packages in a public repository (public packages) to share with everyone on your enterprise, or in a private repository (private packages) to share with collaborators or an organization. A repository can contain more than one package. To prevent confusion, make sure the README and description clearly provide information about each package.
You can publish a package to GitHub Packages using any package type enabled for your instance by following the same general guidelines.
- Create or use an existing access token with the appropriate scopes for the task you want to accomplish. For more information, see "About GitHub Packages."
- Authenticate to GitHub Packages using your access token and the instructions for your package client.
- Publish the package using the instructions for your package client.
For instructions specific to your package client, see "Using GitHub Packages with your project's ecosystem."
After you publish a package, you can view the package on GitHub. For more information, see “Viewing packages.”