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Downloading your license for GitHub Enterprise

You can download a copy of your license file for GitHub Enterprise Server.

Enterprise owners can download license files for GitHub Enterprise Server.

About license files for GitHub Enterprise

After you purchase or upgrade a license for GitHub Enterprise from GitHub's Sales team, you must download your new license file. For more information about licenses for GitHub Enterprise, see "About licenses for GitHub Enterprise."

If you'd like to renew or add user licenses to GitHub Enterprise, or if you have questions about your license, contact GitHub's Sales team. Your new license file will be available for download immediately after you complete your order.

Downloading your license from

You must have an enterprise account on to download your license from For more information, see "About enterprise accounts" in the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.

  1. Navigate to

  2. In the top-right corner of, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Server

  3. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  4. In the enterprise account sidebar, click Settings. Settings tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  5. In the left sidebar, click Enterprise licensing. "Enterprise licensing" tab in the enterprise account settings sidebar

  6. Under "Enterprise Server Instances", click to download your license file. Download GitHub Enterprise Server license

After you download your license file, you can upload the file to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to validate your application. For more information, see "Uploading a new license to GitHub Enterprise Server."

Downloading your license if you don't have an enterprise account on

If you do not have an enterprise account on, or if you're not sure, you may be able to download your GitHub Enterprise Server license from the GitHub Enterprise website.

If you have any questions about downloading your license, contact GitHub's Sales team.