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Creating a support ticket

You can use the GitHub Support portal to create a support ticket and speak to GitHub Support.

About support tickets

To open, view, and comment on support tickets associated with an enterprise account or organization owned by an enterprise account, you must have support entitlements for the account. Enterprise owners and billing managers automatically have a support entitlement, and enterprise owners can add support entitlements to enterprise members. For more information, see "Managing support entitlements for your enterprise."

After you create your ticket, you can view your ticket and the responses from GitHub Support on the GitHub Support portal. For more information, see "Viewing and updating support tickets."

What to include in your support ticket

Providing GitHub Support with everything they need to understand, locate, and reproduce an issue will allow for a faster resolution and less back-and-forth between yourself and the support team. To ensure GitHub Support can assist you, consider the following points when you write your ticket:

  • Obtain information that can help GitHub Support track, prioritize, reproduce, or investigate the issue.
  • Include full URLs, repository names, and usernames wherever possible.
  • Reproduce the issue if applicable and be prepared to share the steps.
  • Be prepared to provide a full description of the issue and expected results.
  • Copy exact wording of all error messages related to your issue.
  • Determine if there is an existing ticket number in any ongoing communications with GitHub Support.
  • Include relevant logs and attach any screenshots that demonstrate the issue.

Creating a support ticket

  1. Navigate to the GitHub Support portal.
  2. Select the Account or organization dropdown menu and click the name of the account your support ticket is regarding. Screenshot of the "Account or organization" dropdown menu.
  3. Select the From drop-down menu and click the email address you'd like GitHub Support to contact. Screenshot of the "From" dropdown menu.
  4. Select the Product dropdown menu and click GitHub Enterprise Cloud. Screenshot of the "Product" dropdown menu.
  5. Select the Priority dropdown menu and click the appropriate urgency. For more information, see "About ticket priority." Screenshot of the "Priority" dropdown menu.
  6. Optionally, if your account includes GitHub Premium Support and your ticket is high priority, you can request a callback in English. Select Request a callback from GitHub Support, select the country code dropdown menu to choose your country, and enter your phone number. Screenshot of the "Request callback" checkbox, "Country code" dropdown menu, and "Phone number" text box.
  7. Under "Subject", type a descriptive title for the issue you're having. Screenshot of the "Subject" text box.
  8. Under "How can we help", provide any additional information that will help the Support team troubleshoot the problem. You can use markdown to format your message. Screenshot of the "How can we help" text area. Helpful information may include:
    • Steps to reproduce the issue

    • Any special circumstances surrounding the discovery of the issue (for example, the first occurrence or occurrence after a specific event, frequency of occurrence, business impact of the problem, and suggested urgency)

    • Exact wording of error messages

      Warning: When you upload an image or video to a pull request or issue comment, or upload a file to a ticket in the GitHub Support portal, anyone can view the anonymized URL without authentication, even if the pull request or issue is in a private repository. To keep sensitive media files private, serve them from a private network or server that requires authentication. For more information on anonymized URLs see "About anonymized URLs".

  9. Click Send request. Screenshot of the "Send request" button.

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