Getting started with GitHub Packages for your enterprise

You can start using GitHub Packages on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance by enabling the feature, configuring third-party storage, configuring the ecosystems you want to support, and updating your TLS certificate.

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Note: GitHub Packages on GitHub Enterprise Server does not currently support clustering.

Step 1: Enable GitHub Packages and configure external storage

GitHub Packages on GitHub Enterprise Server uses external blob storage to store your packages.

After enabling GitHub Packages for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, you'll need to prepare your third-party storage bucket. The amount of storage required depends on your usage of GitHub Packages, and the setup guidelines can vary by storage provider.

Supported external storage providers

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • MinIO

To enable GitHub Packages and configure third-party storage, see:

Step 2: Specify the package ecosystems to support on your instance

Choose which package ecosystems you'd like to enable, disable, or set to read-only on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. Available options are Docker, RubyGems, npm, Apache Maven, Gradle, or NuGet. For more information, see "Configuring package ecosystem support for your enterprise."

Step 3: Ensure you have a TLS certificate for your package host URL, if needed

If subdomain isolation is enabled for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, you will need to create and upload a TLS certificate that allows the package host URL for each ecosystem you want to use, such as npm.HOSTNAME. Make sure each package host URL includes https://.

You can create the certificate manually, or you can use Let's Encrypt. If you already use Let's Encrypt, you must request a new TLS certificate after enabling GitHub Packages. For more information about package host URLs, see "Enabling subdomain isolation." For more information about uploading TLS certificates to GitHub Enterprise Server, see "Configuring TLS."

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