GitHub Enterprise Cloud adds advanced functionality to GitHub.com, such as SAML authentication, additional GitHub Actions minutes, the ability to restrict email notifications to verified domains, and privately published GitHub Pages sites. For a full list of features included with GitHub Enterprise Cloud, see our Pricing page.
One of the main differences between GitHub Enterprise Cloud and other plans for GitHub.com is access to an enterprise account. Enterprise accounts provide administrators with a single point of visibility and management across multiple organizations. For more information, see "About enterprise accounts."
When you purchase GitHub Enterprise, you get access to both GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information about GitHub Enterprise Server and how it differs from GitHub Enterprise Cloud, see "About GitHub for enterprises."
Before you start using GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you must decide whether you want to allow your developers to create and manage their own personal accounts, or whether you want to use Enterprise Managed Users, which allows you to create and manage the user accounts for your developers through your IdP.
If you choose Enterprise Managed Users, all user accounts must be provisioned by a supported IdP via SCIM, and you can manage team and organization membership via your IdP, too. Managed user accounts are strongly restricted in their ability to contribute outside of your enterprise.
If you choose not to use Enterprise Managed Users, your developers will create their own personal accounts on GitHub.com, but you can optionally require SAML authentication before those personal accounts can access your enterprise's resources.
To help you decide which choice is best for your enterprise, see "About authentication for your enterprise."
Documentation for both administrators and users of GitHub Enterprise Cloud is available on this site, GitHub Docs.
You can read documentation that reflects the features available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "About versions of GitHub Docs."
You can sign up for a free, 30-day trial of GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "Setting up a trial of GitHub Enterprise Cloud."