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Administering your instance from the command line

You can use the administrative shell (SSH) and command-line utilities to perform administrative tasks for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Accessing the administrative shell (SSH)

SSH access allows you to run the GitHub Enterprise Server command line utilities to troubleshoot, run backups, and configure replication.

Administering your instance using the GitHub CLI

You can administer your GitHub Enterprise Server instance using the GitHub CLI extension for GHES Manage API.

Command-line utilities

GitHub Enterprise Server includes a variety of utilities to help resolve particular problems or perform specific tasks.