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Configuring commit merging for pull requests

You can enforce, allow, or disable merging with a merge commit for all pull request merges on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance in your repository.

You can configure pull request merge options on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to meet your workflow needs and preferences for managing Git history. For more information, see "Configuring pull request merges."

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Settings. Repository settings button

  3. Under "Merge button", select Allow merge commits. This allows contributors to merge a pull request with a full history of commits.

    allow_standard_merge_commits

If you select more than one merge method, collaborators can choose which type of merge commit to use when they merge a pull request. If there is a protected branch rule in your repository that requires a linear commit history, you must allow squash merging, rebase merging, or both. For more information, see "About protected branches."

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