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Authenticating with Enterprise Managed Users

Learn how to authenticate to access an enterprise with managed users on GitHub.

Who can use this feature?

Enterprise Managed Users is available for new enterprise accounts on GitHub Enterprise Cloud. See "About Enterprise Managed Users."

If you use a managed user account, you must authenticate through your identity provider (IdP) to access GitHub. The location where you can authenticate depends on whether your enterprise uses SAML or OIDC authentication.

Supported authentication locations

Authentication locationSAMLOIDC
IdP application portal
Login page on GitHub
The profile page for an organization or enterprise on GitHub

Authenticating via the login page

  1. Navigate to
  2. In the "Username or email address" text box, enter your username including the underscore and short code.
  3. To continue to your IdP, click Sign in with your identity provider.