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Validating your domain settings

Ensure that your domain settings are properly configured before booting up your GitHub Enterprise Server instance for the first time.

  1. From an administrative account on GitHub Enterprise Server, in the upper-right corner of any page, click .

    Screenshot of the rocket ship icon for accessing site admin settings

  2. If you're not already on the "Site admin" page, in the upper-left corner, click Site admin.

    Screenshot of "Site admin" link

  3. In the left sidebar, click Management Console. Management Console tab in the left sidebar

  4. In the left sidebar, click Hostname. Hostname tab in the settings sidebar

  5. To test your appliance's DNS and SSL settings, click Test domain settings. Test domain settings button

  6. If you don't receive a green checkmark next to all entries, review your configuration for the setting that failed. For more information, see "Configuring DNS nameservers." Table showing status of DNS and SSL configurations

  7. Under the left sidebar, click Save settings.

    Screenshot of the save settings button in the Management Console

    Note: Saving settings in the Management Console restarts system services, which could result in user-visible downtime.

  8. Wait for the configuration run to complete.

    Configuring your instance