Each user on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance consumes a seat on your license. GitHub bills monthly for the total number of seats consumed on your license.
For invoiced GitHub Enterprise customers, GitHub bills through an enterprise account on GitHub.com. Each invoice includes a single bill charge for all of your paid GitHub.com services and any GitHub Enterprise Server instances. For more information about licensing, usage, and invoices, see the following in the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.
- "About per-user pricing"
- "Viewing the subscription and usage for your enterprise account"
- "Managing invoices for your enterprise"
Administrators for your enterprise account on GitHub.com can access and manage billing for the enterprise. For more information, see "Roles in an enterprise" in the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.
GitHub Enterprise customers with no enterprise account on GitHub.com can view invoices and payment history on the GitHub Enterprise website. To upgrade to GitHub Enterprise or to get started with an enterprise account, contact GitHub's Sales team.
GitHub Enterprise offers two deployment options. In addition to GitHub Enterprise Server, you can use GitHub Enterprise Cloud to host development work for your enterprise on GitHub.com. For more information, see "GitHub's products."
GitHub Enterprise uses a unique-user licensing model, where each person only consumes one license, no matter how many GitHub Enterprise Server instances the person uses, or how many organizations the person is a member of on GitHub Enterprise Cloud. This model allows each person to use multiple GitHub Enterprise environments without incurring extra costs.
For a person using multiple GitHub Enterprise environments to only consume a single license, you must synchronize license usage between environments. Then, GitHub will deduplicate users based on the email addresses associated with their personal accounts. Multiple personal accounts will consume a single license when there is a match between an account's primary email address on GitHub Enterprise Server and/or an account's verified email address on GitHub.com. For more information about verification of email addresses on GitHub.com, see "Verifying your email address" in the GitHub Enterprise Cloud documentation.
When you synchronize license usage, only the user ID and email addresses for each personal account on GitHub Enterprise Server are transmitted to GitHub Enterprise Cloud. For more information, see "Syncing license usage between GitHub Enterprise Server and GitHub Enterprise Cloud."