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About licenses for GitHub Enterprise

You can synchronize your license usage between GitHub Enterprise deployments, and use a license file to unlock each GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

About licensing for GitHub Enterprise

GitHub Enterprise 提供了两个部署选项。 除了 GitHub Enterprise Server 之外,您还可以使用 GitHub Enterprise Cloud 在 上托管企业的开发工作。 更多信息请参阅“GitHub 的产品”。

GitHub uses a unique-user licensing model. For enterprise products that include multiple deployment options, GitHub determines how many licensed seats you're consuming based on the number of unique users across all your deployments.

Each user only consumes one license, no matter how many GitHub Enterprise Server instances the user uses, or how many organizations the user is a member of on GitHub Enterprise Cloud. This model allows each person to use multiple GitHub Enterprise deployments without incurring extra costs.

To ensure the same user isn't consuming more than one license for multiple enterprise deployments, you can synchronize license usage between your GitHub Enterprise Server and GitHub Enterprise Cloud deployments.

In order to use a GitHub Enterprise Server instance, you must upload a license file that GitHub provides when you purchase, renew, or add user licenses to GitHub Enterprise.

About synchronization of license usage for GitHub Enterprise

对于使用多个 GitHub Enterprise 环境以仅使用单个许可证的用户,您必须在环境之间同步许可证使用情况。 然后,GitHub 将根据与其用户帐户关联的电子邮件地址对用户进行重复数据删除。 For more information, see "Troubleshooting license usage for GitHub Enterprise." For more information, see "Syncing license usage between GitHub Enterprise Server and GitHub Enterprise Cloud."

About license files for GitHub Enterprise

When you purchase or renew GitHub Enterprise, GitHub provides a license file for 您的 GitHub Enterprise Server 实例. A license file has an expiration date and controls the number of people who can use 您的 GitHub Enterprise Server 实例. After you download and install GitHub Enterprise Server, you must upload the license file to unlock the application for you to use.

For more information about downloading your license file, see "Downloading your license for GitHub Enterprise."

For more information about uploading your license file, see "Uploading a new license to GitHub Enterprise Server."

If your license expires, you won't be able to access GitHub Enterprise Server via a web browser or Git. If needed, you will be able to use command-line utilities to back up all your data. For more information, see "Configuring backups on your appliance."

If you have any questions about renewing your license, contact GitHub' 销售团队.

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