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About GitHub Support

You can contact GitHub Support for help troubleshooting issues you encounter while using GitHub.

About GitHub Support

The support options available to GitHub users depend on the products used by their personal accounts, any organizations or enterprises they are members of, and any GitHub Enterprise Server instances they manage. Each product includes a default level of support and accounts that use GitHub Enterprise can purchase GitHub Premium Support.

GitHub Community SupportStandard supportPremium support
GitHub Free
GitHub Pro
GitHub Team
GitHub Enterprise CloudAvailable to purchase
GitHub Enterprise ServerAvailable to purchase

You can contact GitHub Enterprise Support through the GitHub Support portal for help with:

  • Installing and using GitHub Enterprise Server
  • Identifying and verifying the causes of suspected errors
  • Installing and using Advanced Security

In addition to all of the benefits of GitHub Enterprise Support, GitHub Enterprise customers can purchase GitHub Premium Support, which offers:

  • Written support, in English, through our support portal 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Phone support via callback request, in English, through our support portal 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • A Service Level Agreement (SLA) with guaranteed initial response times
  • Access to premium content
  • Scheduled Health Checks
  • Administration assistance hours (Premium Plus plan / GitHub Engineering Direct only)

For more information, see "About GitHub Premium Support."

With GitHub Enterprise Server, you have access to support in English and Japanese.

To contact GitHub Support, visit the GitHub Support portal. For more information, see "Creating a support ticket."

Email communication from GitHub Support will always be sent from either a github.com or githubsupport.com address.

Scope of support

If your support request is outside of the scope of what our team can help you with, we may recommend next steps to resolve your issue outside of GitHub Support. Your support request is possibly out of GitHub Support's scope if the request is primarily about:

  • Third party integrations, such as Jira
  • Hardware setup
  • CI/CD, such as Jenkins
  • Writing scripts
  • Configuration of external authentication systems, such as SAML identity providers
  • Open source projects
  • LGTM cluster design
  • Writing or debugging new queries for CodeQL

If you're uncertain if the issue is out of scope, open a ticket and we're happy to help you determine the best way to proceed.

About support entitlement

Enterprise owners and billing managers automatically have a support entitlement, which enables them to create, view, and comment on support tickets associated with their enterprise account.

Enterprise owners can also add support entitlements to members of organizations owned by their enterprise account, allowing those members to create, view, and comment on support tickets. For more information, see "Managing support entitlements for your enterprise."

Contacting GitHub Sales and GitHub Training

For pricing, licensing, renewals, quotes, payments, and other related questions, contact GitHub's Sales team or call +1 (877) 448-4820.

To learn more about training options, including customized trainings, see GitHub's training site.

Note: Training is included in the Premium Plus plan / GitHub Engineering Direct. For more information, see "About GitHub Premium Support."

Hours of operation

Support in English

For standard non-urgent issues, we offer support in English 24 hours per day, 5 days per week, excluding weekends and national U.S. holidays. The standard response time is 24 hours.

For urgent issues, we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, even during national U.S. holidays.

Support in Japanese

For standard non-urgent issues, support in Japanese is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM JST, excluding national holidays in Japan.

For urgent issues, we offer support in English 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, even during national U.S. holidays.

For a complete list of U.S. and Japanese national holidays observed by GitHub Enterprise Support, see "Holiday schedules."

Holiday schedules

For urgent issues, we can help you in English 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including on U.S. and Japanese holidays.

Holidays in the United States

GitHub Enterprise Support observes these U.S. holidays, although our global support team is available to answer urgent tickets.

U.S. holidayDate observed
New Year's DayJanuary 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayThird Monday in January
Presidents' DayThird Monday in February
Memorial DayLast Monday in May
Independence DayJuly 4
Labor DayFirst Monday in September
Veterans DayNovember 11
Thanksgiving DayFourth Thursday in November
Day after ThanksgivingFourth Friday in November
Christmas EveDecember 23
Christmas DayDecember 24
New Year's EveDecember 31

Holidays in Japan

GitHub Enterprise Support does not provide Japanese-language support on December 28th through January 3rd as well as on the holidays listed in 国民の祝日について - 内閣府.

Installing GitHub Enterprise Server releases

To ensure that your GitHub Enterprise Server instance is stable, you must install and implement GitHub Enterprise Server releases. Installing GitHub Enterprise Server releases ensures that you have the latest features, modifications, and enhancements as well as any updates to features, code corrections, patches or other general updates and fixes to GitHub Enterprise Server.

Resolving and closing support tickets

GitHub Enterprise Support may consider a ticket solved after providing an explanation, recommendation, usage instructions, workaround instructions, or by advising you of an available release that addresses the issue.

If you have installed additional third-party software on, or made modifications to, GitHub Enterprise Server outside of the recommendations of GitHub Enterprise Support, GitHub Enterprise Support may ask you to remove the software and/or modifications while attempting to resolve the issue. If the problem is fixed when the unsupported software or modifications have been removed, GitHub Enterprise Support may consider the ticket solved.

GitHub Enterprise Support may close a ticket if the ticket is outside the scope of support or if multiple attempts to contact you have gone unanswered. If GitHub Enterprise Support closes a ticket due to lack of response, you can request that GitHub Enterprise Support reopen the ticket.

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