The support options available to GitHub users depend on the products used by their personal accounts, any organizations or enterprises they are members of, and any GitHub Enterprise Server instances they manage. Each product includes a default level of support and accounts that use GitHub Enterprise can purchase GitHub Premium Support.
|GitHub Community Support||Standard support||Premium support|
|GitHub Enterprise Cloud||Available to purchase|
|GitHub Enterprise Server||Available to purchase|
In addition to all of the benefits of GitHub Enterprise Support, GitHub Enterprise customers can purchase GitHub Premium Support, which offers:
- Written support, in English, through our support portal 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
- Phone support via callback request, in English, through our support portal 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
- A Service Level Agreement (SLA) with guaranteed initial response times
- Escalation and incident management
- Support Engineers, for Premium customers, and Customer Reliability Engineers (CREs), for Premium Pus customers, have direct access to escalation engineering resources, if needed to expedite case resolution
- Available incident coordinator to manage technical resources within GitHub until underlying issue is mitigated or fully resolved
- Access to premium content
- Health Checks
- Application upgrade assistance: Before you upgrade GitHub Enterprise Server, we review your upgrade plans, playbooks, and other documentation and answer questions specific to your environment (Premium Plus plan / GitHub Engineering Direct only)
- Technical advisory hours (Premium Plus plan / GitHub Engineering Direct only)
For more information, see "About GitHub Premium Support."
With GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you have access to support in English and Japanese.
You can translate your support ticket into Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), or Spanish. For more information, see "Viewing and updating support tickets."
Email communication from GitHub Support will always be sent from either a
If your support request is outside of the scope of what our team can help you with, we may recommend next steps to resolve your issue outside of GitHub Support. Your support request is possibly out of GitHub Support's scope if the request is primarily about:
- Third party integrations, such as Jira
- CI/CD, such as Jenkins
- Writing scripts
- Configuration of external authentication systems, such as SAML identity providers
- Open source projects
- Writing or debugging new queries for CodeQL
If you're uncertain if the issue is out of scope, open a ticket and we're happy to help you determine the best way to proceed.
You can check for any incidents currently affecting GitHub Enterprise Cloud services and view information about past incidents on GitHub's Status page.
You can also subscribe and get alerted via email, text message, and webhook whenever there's an incident affecting GitHub Enterprise Cloud.
Enterprise owners and billing managers automatically have a support entitlement, which enables them to create, view, and comment on support tickets associated with their enterprise account.
Enterprise owners can also add support entitlements to members of organizations owned by their enterprise account, allowing those members to create, view, and comment on support tickets. For more information, see "Managing support entitlements for your enterprise."
If GitHub Support needs to access a private repository to address your support request, the owner of the repository will receive an email with a link to accept or decline temporary access. The owner will have 20 days to accept or decline the request before the request expires. If the owner accepts the request, GitHub Support will have access the repository for five days. During this window, GitHub Support staff with the required privileges can unlock the repository for up to two hours at a time, and will relock the repository if the work is completed early. All GitHub Support staff access generates audit log events, and the visibility of the repository is not affected at any time.
GitHub Support will never access your private repositories without your explicit consent. For more information, see the Terms of Service.
To learn more about training options, including customized trainings, see GitHub's training site.
Note: Training is included in the Premium Plus plan / GitHub Engineering Direct. For more information, see "About GitHub Premium Support."
For standard non-urgent issues, we offer support in English 24 hours per day, 5 days per week, excluding weekends and national U.S. holidays. The standard response time is 24 hours.
For standard non-urgent issues, support in Japanese is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM JST, excluding national holidays in Japan.
For a complete list of U.S. and Japanese national holidays observed by GitHub Enterprise Support, see "Holiday schedules."
For urgent issues, we can help you in English 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including on U.S. and Japanese holidays.
GitHub Enterprise Support observes these U.S. holidays, although our global support team is available to answer urgent tickets.
|U.S. holiday||Date observed|
|New Year's Day||January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Third Monday in January|
|Presidents' Day||Third Monday in February|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September|
|Veterans Day||November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Fourth Thursday in November|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Fourth Friday in November|
|Christmas Eve||December 23|
|Christmas Day||December 24|
|New Year's Eve||December 31|
GitHub Enterprise Support does not provide Japanese-language support on December 28th through January 3rd as well as on the holidays listed in 国民の祝日について - 内閣府.
GitHub Enterprise Support may consider a ticket solved after providing an explanation, recommendation, usage instructions, workaround instructions.
GitHub Enterprise Support may close a ticket if the ticket is outside the scope of support or if multiple attempts to contact you have gone unanswered. If GitHub Enterprise Support closes a ticket due to lack of response, you can request that GitHub Enterprise Support reopen the ticket.