To use Git on the command line, you'll need to download, install, and configure Git on your computer.
If you want to work with Git locally, but don't want to use the command line, you can instead download and install the GitHub Desktop client. For more information, see "Installing and configuring GitHub Desktop."
If you don't need to work with files locally, GitHub Enterprise Server lets you complete many Git-related actions directly in the browser, including:
Setting up Git
- Download and install the latest version of Git.
- Set your username in Git.
- Set your commit email address in Git.
Next steps: Authenticating with GitHub from Git
When you connect to a GitHub Enterprise Server repository from Git, you'll need to authenticate with GitHub Enterprise Server using either HTTPS or SSH.
Connecting over HTTPS (recommended)
If you clone with HTTPS, you can cache your GitHub credentials in Git using a credential helper.
Connecting over SSH
If you clone with SSH, you must generate SSH keys on each computer you use to push or pull from GitHub Enterprise Server.
Congratulations, you now have Git and GitHub Enterprise Server all set up! What do you want to do next?
- Set up Git
- "Create a repository"
- "Fork a repository"
- "Be social"
- Connect with people around the world in the GitHub Community Support