This version of GitHub Enterprise will be discontinued on 2021-09-23. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

About enterprise accounts

With GitHub Enterprise Server, you can use an enterprise account to give administrators a single point of visibility and management.

About enterprise accounts on GitHub Enterprise Server

The enterprise account on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance allows you to manage the organizations on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Organizations are shared accounts where enterprise members can collaborate across many projects at once. Organization owners can manage access to the organization's data and projects with sophisticated security and administrative features. For more information, see "About organizations" and "Managing users, organizations, and repositories."

For more information about the management of policies for your enterprise account, see "Setting policies for your enterprise."

About administration of your enterprise account

From your enterprise account on a GitHub Enterprise Server instance, administrators can view enterprise membership and manage the following for the GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

  • License usage
  • Security (SSH certificate authorities, two-factor authentication)
  • Enterprise policies for organizations owned by the enterprise account

About administration of your enterprise account on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

When you try or purchase GitHub Enterprise, you can also create an enterprise account for GitHub Enterprise Cloud on GitHub.com. Administrators for the enterprise account on GitHub.com can view membership and manage the following for the enterprise account on GitHub.com.

  • Billing and usage (services on GitHub.com, GitHub Advanced Security, user licenses)
  • Security (single sign-on, IP allow lists, SSH certificate authorities, two-factor authentication)
  • Enterprise policies for organizations owned by the enterprise account

If you use both GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server, you can also manage the following for GitHub Enterprise Server from your enterprise account on GitHub.com.

  • Billing and usage for GitHub Enterprise Server instances
  • Requests and support bundle sharing with GitHub Enterprise Support

You can also connect the enterprise account on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to your enterprise account on GitHub.com to see license usage details for your GitHub Enterprise subscription from GitHub.com. For more information, see "Syncing license usage between GitHub Enterprise Server and GitHub Enterprise Cloud."

For more information about the differences between GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server, see "GitHub's products." To upgrade to GitHub Enterprise or to get started with an enterprise account, contact GitHub's Sales team.

About billing for your enterprise account

The bill for your enterprise account includes the monthly cost for each member of your enterprise. The bill includes usage for GitHub Advanced Security.

Enterprise accounts are currently available to GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server customers paying by invoice. Billing for all of the organizations and GitHub Enterprise Server instances connected to your enterprise account is aggregated into a single bill.

For more information about billing for GitHub Enterprise Server, see "About billing for your enterprise."

Enterprise owners on GitHub.com can use an enterprise account to manage payment and licensing for GitHub Enterprise Server instances. For more information, see "GitHub's products" and "Managing your license for GitHub Enterprise."

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