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Enabling unified search for your enterprise

You can allow users to include repositories on GitHub.com in their search results when searching from your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Who can use this feature

Enterprise owners can enable unified search between GitHub Enterprise Server and GitHub.com.

When you enable unified search, users can view search results from content on GitHub.com when searching from your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

You can choose to allow search results for public repositories on GitHub.com, and you can separately choose to allow search results for private repositories on GitHub Enterprise Cloud. If you enable unified search for private repositories, users can only search private repositories that they have access to and that are owned by the connected organization or enterprise account. For more information, see "About searching on GitHub."

Users will never be able to search your GitHub Enterprise Server instance from GitHub.com, even if they have access to both environments.

After you enable unified search for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, before individual users can see search results from private repositories on GitHub.com in your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, each user must also connect their user account on GitHub Enterprise Server with a user account on GitHub.com. For more information, see "Enabling GitHub.com repository search in your private enterprise account."

Searching via the REST and GraphQL APIs does not include GitHub.com search results. Advanced search and searching for wikis in GitHub.com are not supported.

Before you can enable unified search, you must enable GitHub Connect. For more information, see "Managing GitHub Connect."

  1. 登录到 GitHub Enterprise Server 和 GitHub.com。

  2. 从 GitHub Enterprise Server 上的管理帐户任意页面的右上角,单击

    用于访问站点管理员设置的火箭图标的屏幕截图

  3. 如果你尚未在“站点管理员”页上,请在左上角单击“站点管理员”。

    “站点管理员”链接的屏幕截图

  4. 在左侧栏中,单击“企业概述”。 “站点管理设置”中的“企业概述”选项卡

  5. 在企业帐户边栏中,单击 “GitHub Connect”。 企业帐户边栏中的 GitHub Connect 选项卡

  6. Under "Users can search GitHub.com", use the drop-down menu and click Enabled. Enable search option in the search GitHub.com drop-down menu

  7. Optionally, under "Users can search private repositories on GitHub.com", use the drop-down menu and click Enabled. Enable private repositories search option in the search GitHub.com drop-down menu